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.
Yes, the flavour is awesome, and I loved learning about the history of it, but I didn’t realize why I really loved raicilla until my most recent trip to Sayulita and being gifted a bottle of Estancia Raicilla. Find out why…
Here’s a reoccurring topic pop culture and fashion: cultural appropriation. From Miley Cyrus to Rick Owen’s show last season it seems that fashion and celebrities are always teetering the edge of going a bit too far. When is it appropriate to don another culture’s garb, costumes, traditions, and when it it not? Is it admiration? What about when money comes into play? Why is it beautiful when Ralph Lauren’s runways are filled with American Indian inspired buckskin fringe and turquoise and tasteless when Karlie Kloss struts down the Victoria Secret runway in a feathered headdress? Recently Not Just a Label tackled this tricky subject and I wanted to share it with you.
While in Singapore, I had the honor of interviewing internationally renowned food guru, KF Seetoh for Du Jour magazine. Anthony Bourdain is building a mega food market / hawker centre in New York City and he called on none other than Seetoh to consult with and curate the hawker centre. Check out what Seetoh had to say about food, Singapore and the business of street food at DuJour.com!