May

09

Shangri La

Two weeks ago while in Honolulu, I could not miss the chance to visit Doris Duke’s fabled Shangri La, once the heiress and philanthropist’s Hawaiian home, now a magnificent setting for her collection of Islamic art and culture. The shuttle from the Honolulu Art Museum to Shangri La descends through the jungle from a street […]

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May

01

Happy May Day?

When I was in elementary school, I once made a May Day basket for my grandmother, filled it with flowers and candy that I left on her doorstep, rang her bell and ran away. It wasn’t so long ago that I only knew of May Day as having this flower basket tradition, also featuring dancing around […]

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