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Alex Wang ohlala

October 9, 2013 | The Crystal Tearoom | 0 Comments

So Alexander Wang opens a new store in Tokyo’s Aoyama district.  It is his first free standing store worldwide.



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Happy Feet

Happy Feet

September 26, 2013 | Crik Crak,The Crystal Tearoom | 2 Comments

When he was found, more dead than alive, on the Shore of a Kiwi Beach, the Emperor Penguin was brought to the zoo and they called him ‘Happy Feet’ He’d drifted, they say, for days and days- over eighteen Hundred miles. The poor little fellow nearly wasted away- when they found him he was half […]



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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

September 19, 2013 | The Crystal Tearoom | 3 Comments

Once there was a tree…. and she loved a little boy. And everyday the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest. He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples. And they would play hide-and-go-seek. And when […]



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Plastics

Plastics

This week I attended Standard Talks curated by Sunny Bates, a member of the Brain Trust of TED.  Her guest speakers were Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen from Google speaking about their new book, “The New Digital Age Reshaping the future of People, Nations and Business.  One thing from the talk sticks out for me.  Ms. Bates who […]



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Wear it don’t bear it!

Wear it don’t bear it!

Often when a tragedy of violence occurs we come together as a nation to provide comfort, wisdom and support. We heal, we continue on. How many of us can say that our spirits were roused so intensely that we decided to take action? Toby Milstein a junior at Barnard College in New York City used […]



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Women of compassion

Women of compassion

April 6, 2013 | The Crystal Tearoom | 2 Comments

Often we feel that the problems of the world are too overwhelming for us to do anything significant.  Dr. Sunitha Krishnan would like you to pause for a moment and rethink this notion; for if everyone would take the time to consider each other with compassion, to do just our small bit, there would be […]



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TALK

TALK

He hasn’t talked to anyone today. I haven’t talked to anyone today. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to. It’s not that he hasn’t wanted to talk to someone, but he just never had the chance to. CONTINUE AT THE AMERICAN READER



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Psychadelics in The Garage

Psychadelics in The Garage

September 4, 2012 | The Crystal Tearoom | 2 Comments

The thing I like most about my job with Garage is that I learn so much through the process of working with others.  And this process is usually like a safari.  We never really know what we’ll come across or where we’ll end up.  In the next issue of Garage I worked really closely with […]



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Three blind mice

Three blind mice

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.See how they run. See how they run.They all ran after the farmer’s wife,Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,Did you ever see such a sight in your life,As three blind mice?   Well well, I have  a ton of English nursery rhymes in my head.  Why of […]



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Ima Read

Ima Read

Last year I received a call from Catie Marron former chairman of the New York Public Library inviting me to co-chair the library’s Spring Luncheon.  I immediately accepted as libraries are dear to my heart.  I spent many summers at programmes for children at the library in St.Lucia.  The smell of old books are very […]



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