I love a good graffiti wall. Not just for the photo opp, but for the artistic history it represents. Graffiti bore a new wave of street art, public art, and guerrilla art. In an art world governed by institutions with class and race boundaries, graffiti gave outsider artists a space to comment on the world. …Read More
In today’s social media world, experience is capital. Travel and adventures are a status symbol. Fortunately, those of us without trust funds or millions of Instagram followers don’t have to be priced out of the market .Last week I hit the road with Greyhound to visit Montreal, Quebec. Turns out, a new country and a…Read More
From left to right: 1) Weighing in on an important bagel war. 2) Public mural in Montreal. 3) Coordinating my outfits to my art. 4) Robert Indiana needs to relax. 5) Even the alleys in Montreal are pretty. 6) In my happy place.
I found this dress at a Goodwill in New Hampshire. It was a child’s costume from a community theatre production and it was floor length. Fortunately, being mini has its perks, and I took it home, chopped off the bottom and turned it into a fashion piece. And by me I mostly mean my mom. …Read More
Two weeks ago I fled the daily grind to Portland, Maine with Greyhound and saw a whole different side of the city. The Maine hub is devastatingly hip, with a growing foodie scene, art on every street corner, and craft breweries for days. It blends historic charm and contemporary amenities in the same wonderful way Boston does….Read More
Swimwear designer Francine Makuwa fled her home in the Congo as a refugee when she was 9 years old. As she traveled to the United States to seek asylum, an elderly woman taught her how to crochet. “While running from the war, she found peace in crochet,” says Makuwa. “I never forgot.” Now, 17 years…Read More