Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Casablanca, Morocco...

(All Photos by Tavarua)
The view from my room - Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.

Experience the French/Moroccan cuisine - You can visit the Sahara Desert or perhaps take a camel trek or go fishing - Visit Nomads in their caves - If time does not permit you will still have a great journey and you can venture deep into the Medina.
The culture reflects Arab-Berber-French and Spanish and often you will hear the Moroccan dialect of Darija spoken.
Marche Central de Casablanca is the city’s main market.

Here you can find an array of fish and shellfish and a number of renowned fish restaurants lining the market.

Drink sweet mint tea and watch people as they go about their affairs.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hunting and Gatherings...a Food Magazine ... and Leather and Canvas for the Fall...

Well, we have been waiting for something different...
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Another of my favorite jackets I use to keep me warm is a  Holland & Holland. Water resistant heavy canvas with a wool liner.

Le Chameau waterproof leather boot

Barbour - washed canvas backpack - I use it for my camera equipment.

Vintage  Hermès steamer trunk.

JL Powell always has a nice twist to his coats, one of my fall jackets.  JL Powell named it the "Summit Jacket" inspired by the early climbers of Everest, practical and water resistant.
 Austrian wool and British waxed cotton. 

Hermès Crocodile Wallet

Barbour - washed canvas backpack

Filson - Tin Cloth Packer

Filson - Oil finish double tin pants

Gucci - Stag horn folding set

Cigar Cutter

Horn beaker with hunting scene - early 1800 

Vintage Hermès tray.

Tuareg Bracelet

A Photo by Melvin Sokolsky

Travel Set

LV  - for your pistachio nuts or truffle. No, not chocolate truffle. 

"Trifola d'Alba" from the Piedmont regions of Alba and Asti in Northern Italy. The grey/white truffle so in demand in October/November.  Raw and shaved over steaming pasta - Who can resist such a delicacy? 

Truffle, Truffle, Truffle it vapors an aged smell of nature and en flames the senses with its mysterious, rather musky, savory, delightful taste. 

"Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas..."
-Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Guatemala... a Pearl in Central America

 (All Photos by Tavarua)

Claudia and Maria thank you so much it was wonderful to see you - and of course it is the unknown in life which excites - the destinations, the cultures, the people, the ideas,the rhythm and images.

When you start to take a genuine interest in life itself and realizes that you are the master-gardener of your soul -  you will then one day discover that it is the depth of life which is important.

It is sacred privilege to choose your own way and life... it will then never grow into boredom.

" A Poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman."
Wallace Stevens

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nature - Warm Red Autumn - A Simple Red Coral Necklace...

(All photos by Tavarua)

Red is autumn, sunsets, passion, fire, blood, courage, seduction, danger, beauty...forbidden fruits of life - attraction, red in motion...the sporting life, women, bullfights... 

Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of our mind

You have to create your life  - like making a necklace - putting it together - piece by piece.

There are great freedom in simplicity of life.

(Necklace by Tavarua}

"It is true that in France, women put on less things.  If they have a necklace, they don't put on earrings  if they have nail polish, they don't put on all their rings and bracelets."
Ines de la Fressange