Shanghaied

Shanghaied

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections. — Chinese proverb Despite the guidebooks’ warnings, the stars were aligned for me to venture to Shanghai in late August. Thanks to 95 degree heat and 100% humidity, I can assure you that “Summer in Shanghai” will never get the same play as “Springtime in Paris.” Nevertheless, what the city lacked in climactic comforts, it more than made up for in endless...
Reflections of Exoticism

Reflections of Exoticism

When summer rolls around, our thoughts turn to travel–often to exotic locales. But when it is too hot to visit India or China, we can travel by simply using our imagination. Influenced by their alluring artistic history, we are inspired by these fabulous places to create rooms or elements within...