I relished taking the taxis that regular Cubans take, and rolled by eyes at being ripped off by the shiny new ones. I enjoyed seeing the sites at the ration markets and the back alleys of Cuba where our guide Julio took us.
From the self-deprecating smile as I butchered the French language at a restaurant in Geneva that led me speeding through the Swiss Alps on the back of a motorbike for “the best” fondue to the smile that let me and mom know that we could trust Julio as he led us through the back alleys and even into a rations market to see the real Havana that few tourists get to experience, it’s a smile that bridges these gaps.
We might not have a lot of time, but we crave finding about the heart and soul of a place, what makes it tick. We want a personalized experience filled with human interaction. Autor offers you this and so much more.
As I read her Instagram / Facebook captions, there is always a “Ooo, what is she up to?” Brilliant, Courtney is perpetually working on an amazing project, but there’s something else that has always captivated me about this beautiful California blonde.
Friend and designer Wes Gordon made my childhood dreams come true. This cable knit turtleneck is a favorite of mine, one of those pieces in my wardrobe that intend to wear well into old age. But I’ve never worn it quite like this before…
Fashion is not frivolous. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that employs millions of people globally. Fashion is art. Even in protest, once we shut down art, society crumbles. Fashion can make a statement and there are far fewer platforms that attract more eyeballs than New York’s international fashion week.
I want more Americans (that can afford it — that’s another issue) to have passports and to encourage cultural exchanges that will lead to less insular thinking or misunderstandings. I think it’s important to put a brown girl’s point of view on this.