On Saturdays in Rio De Janeiro the meal of choice has to be Feijoada. This flavorful dish is a collection of lean pork and spices. It’s a great way to begin a weekend at the beach. Be sure to include at the table a pitcher of caprninias, a drink of Brazilian white liquor, lime sugar and plenty of ice. I like to substitute Vodka.
Let me know how you like it. Have a great weekend.
Color, pattern, and texture are important components of ethniciti’s approach to room design. I am always on the look out for unique interpretations of traditional African styling.
These cabinets by Lucas Rise are wonderful expressions of how African styling applies to everyday furnishings. Why not try creating your own masterpiece? Let me know how you made out.
I have noticed welcome attention given to African fashion designers of late. It is clear that like other things African, the creative use of traditional wax fabric is reaching a worldwide audience.
Demonstrated by the photo shoot in a recent issue of www.munaluchibridal.com it looks like we are merely at the beginning of a trend toward all things African.
Inspired by the colors of spring, we have created a bedroom update that features a collection from www.westelm.com . The colors this season are running to a citrus palate and the African wax textiles from www.vlisco.com are a perfect complement.
Fashion accessories are from www.snobstuff.com and create a stunning contemporary African-inspired space. Let me know what you think.
In times of distress I am always reminded of the spirit of hope and encouragement extended by the artisans. Like the musicians of New Orleans, the artisans of Haiti will become the glue that will hold together and advance the culture.
No other art form is more representative than the beaded and sequined art. The Museum of the African Diaspora is currently conducting workshops in the making of these incredible examples of the Haitian heritage. These unique pieces make stunning focal points for both the casual or serious collector. Visit www.indigogarts.com and www.zanmilakayblog.org for more information.