Category Archives: Personal

Hawaii through a lens & a bit of news

This is not going to be a typical blog post. If it was I would wax lyrical about the paradise that is Hawaii based on a recent trip in March. I would dive into how the history of Hawaii and the arrival of laborers from different cultures (Japanese, Philipino, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese) at different…

Behind the scenes :: CFG Creative Conference

Planning a creative conference to fundraise for charity in under five weeks with no budget and a small squad of volunteers is not for the faint of heart. At various points of the planning stage I questioned our collective sanity, both privately and publicly. Now that it has been a month since Creating for Good…

Behind the scenes: Creating for Good auction social

It was 1976 when she and her little brother hopped on a boat overloaded with others to escape the only world she knew to find refuge and opportunity. They eventually made it to the United States but not before reaching Taiwan – only to be turned away – then tried their luck in Japan where they were…

Women’s March Washington D.C.

I booked my flights to Washington D.C. from London for the Women’s March two weeks after the election. Enough was enough; I had grown tired of the despair and helplessness I felt which was further magnified by the fact that I was so far away from home. And l know this is largely symbolic but I…

On photography and perspective

  Venice is a photographer’s dream in January. You will find a lull in tourist foot traffic and Venetian women emerging snug in their long fur coats looking regal even when toting around their food trolley full of groceries in Rialto Market. Venetian light is like the texture of a cucumber that has been plucked from an ice bath: crisp and cool but with…

Cookbook launch & exciting news

It’s publication day and the nutty nose of ghee was alive in my kitchen at 7am. In between frying bread in clarified butter for that morning’s indulgent breakfast – saffron bread pudding – I danced along to the sizzle of ghee with the cookbook containing that recipe among a hundred others along with over 75 food…

A toast to 2015

2015 was not meant to be a remarkable year, not for me anyway. When I sat down to write my 2014 highlights I was a little dubious as to what the next 12 months could possibly bring after I so boldly claimed in my post that I experienced one of the best years I’ve ever had….

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