Japan Blues; Indigo Artisans

Japan Blues; Indigo Artisans
On our recent trip to Japan's countryside in the Kyushu area we visited centuries old family run businesses in Kurume who still make natural indigo dye and handmade cotton Ikat fabrics, for Kimonos and other traditional garments.

Beyond The Hamptons: Parrot Cay

Beyond The Hamptons: Parrot Cay
If your looking for a place to escape, check out our favorite chill-out vacation spot, Como Parrot Cay in Turks & Caicos just three hours direct flight on Jet Blue from NYC.  This private island is half-hour by boat from the capital, Providenciales.  

Made in Scotland

Made in Scotland
On our recent trip to Scotland we visited one of the oldest woolen mill, where some of the worlds top designer brands have their wool and cashmere sweaters manufactured, as well as Takuya Duncan's Renfrew Cashmere Sweater. Thus, you can be rest assured that over 200 years of expertise in craftsmanship...

Park Hyatt Tokyo Close to Heaven

Park Hyatt Tokyo Close to Heaven
I've have been fortunate enough stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo several times in the past 10 and always wanted to write about the experience. I realize many articles have been written about this property, but 21 years after it opened I feel it deserves yet more coverage as its still top of its game! Read on...

Artist Lynn Matsuoka; Secret World of Japanese Sumo and Kabuki

Artist Lynn Matsuoka;  Secret World of Japanese Sumo and Kabuki
The Hamptons art community is rich, eccentric and diverse as one would find in any major global city.  One such internationally renowned artist that we recently discovered in the Hamptons was famed reportage artist Lynn Matsuoka; a native New Yorker, who spent 37 years living in Japan.