Style

Just an Illusion

Transformation is an art, especially as it relates to furniture.  That weary cabinet, table, or chair that hears the call of a trash bin is rejuvenated, ready to live again. The wizard, Debra Flint-Salter, owner of Just an Illusion, does more than wave a wand to renovate furniture….

Sarin’s Thai

These days you can find Sarin at the Thai Cooking School.  She is introducing her “love” to students that crave this cuisine. “I have a great passion for Thai food. I like to share enthusiasm, my knowledge and my experiences with you. I cook with happiness and from…

The Panama Experience

The most striking thing about Panama is the diversity and culture of the people. Each area of the country has its own personality. Downtown Panama City has a definite metropolitan feel with its tall sleek buildings and Miami vibe without the Miami price tag. Taxis and food are…

Bernie Basley Photography

I was scheduled to visit Thailand this year and due to health issues, had to cancel my trip.  I’m thrilled to know I can visit this illuminating country via the photos of Bernie Basley.  Thank you Bernie! -Victorine – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned…

Travel Bean: Hola Mexico

Hola Mexico! Visiting Cancun has been something that I have wanted to do since watching Spring Break on MTV when I was a teenager. Earlier this year, I finally decided to visit. The stories I always heard about Cancun were about the resorts, beaches and partying all night…

Her Movement: Delilah Masani Faye Mulraine

When venturing to connect with Delilah Masani Faye Mulraine, I found her by message.  She was conducting a retreat in Belize.  This is what she does.  She is her own movement, and her images, capturing her spirit, are what enticed GS to share her movement with the world….

Asha’s Attic

Upon, walking up the steep narrow stairway that leads to Asha’s Attic you are greeted with an oversized children’s book titled Asha’s Attic and a handcrafted sign created by the owner to let you know you’ve arrived to the most original resale shop in Chicago. The attic, as…

HOME

Ask me where I find peace and I’ll tell you without a doubt it’s HOME. It’s where I love to be when I need to heal my soul and connect with the Almighty. After I started my own family, I wanted to ensure that I created a safe…

Furnishings with Character

The resonance and timbre of her speaking voice will blow your mind, and she can do the James Brown like…like James Brown!  Barbara Hayes is a character!  Her furniture reflects a past era that would have welcomed her with open arms and invited her to “Have a Seat.”…

She Could So She Did

This could just as easily say “She believed she couldn’t, so she didn’t.” The only constant is her belief. There are times when we accomplish something because we are forced to do so by circumstance – a parent or child becomes ill, our boss makes us do a…