Sibling Style: Back to School, Winter Edition

All night study sessions and early morning classes, necessitating coffee pitstops in the mid afternoon. Brown-bagging it for lunch, braving the cafeteria, or splurging at some local eatery. Hours of in-library information downloading into one’s memory bank and paper-writing for days and days and days. So many variant social scenes. People trying to be unique […]

Easy Elegance

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci Some days I just want to step out of the house and make looking like a million bucks seem effortless. There’s an Italian word for this idea: Sprezzatura. It’s an air of nonchalance toward something that is full of “chalance.” Or, as Castiglione says himself about […]

The Season of Change

“Man’s yesterday may ne’er be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley CHANGE Autumn is just barely past–even though we’re still having 60 degree weather. With each gust of wind, the trees continue to shed their leaves and disrobe themselves of their former vesture. In a way, I’ve preempted this […]