Family / 13.05.2016

Class of 2016 Graduating is an exciting moment no matter the level or degree. It stirs deep emotions for the graduate as well as family and friends. 30 years ago when I graduated, I recall breathing a big sigh of relief; however, at the same moment I felt sadness realizing I would no longer be part of class and being with my school friends everyday suddenly came to an end. Yesterday my daughter Lauren graduated high school, Class of 2016 Of The Institut Auf Dem Rosenberg in St.Gallen, Switzerland. My husband Lars and...

Art / 11.05.2016

This is art. A painstaking championship of articulated art using laser sharp knives, a concoction of heating devices and a preselected range of the best raw foods served on plates within a set time period for judges to rate. It is billed as, "Twenty chefs from all parts of Europe will put their skills against one another. The Bocuse d’Or Europe will bring together the crème de la crème among chefs from 20 countries". Quite the competition! I arrived yesterday in Budapest, a city of Thermal water and place where...

Health & Wellness / 09.05.2016

Copenhagen had super fantastic weather this weekend! Weather has a big influence on our mood, and with temperatures reaching 21degrees everyone in the city seemed to be upbeat and outdoors enjoying what is hopefully a prelude to a lovely summer! My spirits were defiantly lifted by the warmth on this early May Saturday. At 1600 hours I was standing alone outside Hotel D Angleterre soaking up the sun and watching life pass by. My thoughts turned to the last few days spent in Florence celebrating my wedding anniversary...

Art / 28.04.2016

Bret Lopez is a photographer based in Rutherford, California. After a successful forty-year career as a commercial photographer in Los Angeles, he has shifted his focus to that of vintner and guardian of his grandfather's estate. Recently, Bret has returned to photography, working on new projects in the studio he set up on the Rutherford property. ...

Health & Wellness / 17.04.2016

Mirror mirror on the wall who's the fairest of us all? Cinderella is a well known fairytale that is read to many young children have; however, it is more than a story set in a far off magical place, it has become a template for the image of female beauty, as well as a kind of romantic relationship to yearn for. Stories such as these have "image_mo_rized" and crept into our subconscious, dictating how we should look and how to behave in relationships. The messaging is powerful and can...

Art / 14.04.2016

Conor Harrington (born 1980[3]) is an Irish-born street/graffiti artist based in London, England.[1] Source: Wikipedia I am part of a family that values and experiences creativity in our daily lives. Creativity manifests in a variety of ways - in business, fashion, interior design, and of course the more traditional arts such as painting, writing, dance, music, and theater. We are art producers and collectors. Our tastes vary as a family; however, we agree on the importance of art in its many genres and forms. Art is unfolding, it stokes the imagination and...

The car story / 12.04.2016

A Rolls Royce Canvas We have a very unique Rolls Royce, and that is the least I can say about this car. The Rolls has just returned from the Dresden Art Show. We plan to get it back on the road this summer for a trip to Hornsleths Bar in Aalborg, and after perhaps, a world tour. I am sure people will admire the car as a renown luxury automobile, and also as a work of art. I can imagine the expressions on people's faces as the car turns the...

Schloss Schwarzenbach - The Agenda / 12.04.2016

One of many beautiful castles in Switzerland is Schloss Schwarzenbach. It is situated in St Gallen and dates back to the 13th century Once home to Kings of the Austrian Habsburg empire, is a unique castle set in the heart of Toggenburg. Belonging to the North East part of Switzerland, the castle walls stand high over the river Thur winding estuaries. The history of Schloss Schwarzenbach is rooted deep down with traditions going back for more than 800 years , this 12th century castle, in the modern day term , had...

My map of my world / 12.04.2016

As I approached my 50th year one of my wishes was to travel to Japan to experience the Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom.  I departed for Tokyo in April during the height of Cherry Blossom season. The trip was so well planned that we took our flight precisely the night before the highest blossoming day. The hotel was booked right next door to Ueno Park in central Tokyo. I went to the most popular park in Tokyo to marvel at the delicate pink blossoms decorating the trees fancifully....

Champagne - My journey / 04.04.2016

It is Monday April 4th at 4:30am. I am woken from a deep sleep by the hotel reception. While groggy at first, I quickly pop out of bed. It is a special day as I am scheduled to depart Copenhagen for Reims, heart of Champagne land. This is the second trip of four to track the life of champagne. Though it is a touch early in the season, a beautiful "invitation of friendship" from a friend whom I share a champagne passion, was something I could not resist....