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Posts Tagged ‘New York’

The Fine Art of Portrait Writing

Louise Temple

For the past few weeks I’ve been attending Louise Temple’s Fine Art of Portrait Writing course. Wow – what an experience!

I’ve been welcomed into a special world that is a combination of inspiration for writing, book club and therapy! The women in this group are prepared to bare their souls, put it on paper and share their words and wisdom.

A lot of this is attributable to Louise’s guidance. She is a writer, editor, teacher and documentary film-maker who possesses those rare gifts of insight, spiritual intelligence and a talent for inspiring others. Her course is one of the most exciting aspects of my life at the moment.

She’s running a workshop later in June at Long Beach, close to New York. Worth flying over for!

Check out www.louisetemple.com or see details below:

Opening to Life: A Woman’s Journey

Writing on the shore… writing on the horizon we hold the present close and cast our nets out far…

Please join me for an afternoon of contemplative and adventurous writing within the sound of the waves. In a supportive and non-judging environment, through meditation and structured writing exercises, you will open from within and find language for the inner gold that is uniquely your own.

Long Beach NY. Afternoon tea/coffee will be served.

Please bring a small object that is beautiful to you.

Sunday, June 27th
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Introducing the Davide Torchio Salon

I have to share with you 2 very special people who I met by chance in New York (but we all know there are no accidents!)

Davide and Fabrizio set up the most amazing hair salon, the Davide Torchio salon, at 954 Lexington Avenue and have created a fabulous, chic space and salon, which is such a magnet for the creative types that abound in NYC.

Davide Torchio Salon

The minute I walked into their salon on New Year’s Eve I felt immediately at home and very soon they showed me their horoscope charts which naturally they keep to hand and we talked about the year to come.

Davide is the most remarkable and talented stylist (he’s so in demand across the US that he practically lives in the air – which is fine for an Aquarian), Fabrizio the best and most charming Libran front of house.

They are soul mates to me – we immediately fell into that easy shorthand way of connecting and they have become my New York family. For anyone in need of tlc for their tresses and souls they are fabulous.

Check them out here: www.davidetorchiosalon.com

Teany Café Is The Best

Out in Lower Eastside on Sunday I chanced upon the Teany Café in Rivington Street.

The fantastic Teany Cafe


This slightly grungy area is shabby chic personified – brimming with vintage shops selling everything from old 30’s dresses to flower power bell-bottoms.

The Teany Café is terrific. Lavender lemonade iced tea with fresh lemon juice anyone? Or how about a ‘teanychino’? Ingredients: Roasted mate (don’t ask), almond bits, vanilla bean, cornflower blossoms, sunflower petals with milk. You can snack on delights such as edamame hummus or chocolate macaroon cake. They also sell teany tiny cans of tea – with names to die for – Organic Darjeeling First Flush, Masala Cha or how about Hairy Crab Oolong (Cancerians would love it)!

Visit Teany’s website to check out their amazing range of teas.