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Shanghai Social Diary: SHANGHAI DINING

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One of the great pleasures of traveling, to me, is the chance to sample the extraordinary variety of cuisines around the world. Some of the most exotic meals I’ve ever […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Culinary Adventures In Shanghai

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One of the many reasons I travel is to taste the various cuisines of the world. In Shanghai, I’ve had the opportunity to entertain and dine with my friends in […]... READ MORE
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San Francisco Social Diary : Culinary Icon Cecilia Chiang at 94

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This has been a banner year for San Francisco culinary legend Cecilia Chiang, still gracious and energetic at 94. She received the 2013 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award in New York City […]... READ MORE
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SHANGHAI SOCIAL DIARY GUO PEI, CHINA’S EMPRESS OF HAUTE COUTURE

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BEIJING – Every day in China is an adventure for me, and one of the most fascinating was my visit to the Beijing studio of couturier Guo Pei, a singular talent yet […]... READ MORE
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San Sebastian, Part II: the travel guide

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Does San Sebastian have anything else to offer besides gastronomic greatness? You bet. For one thing, Donostia, as it is called in the Basque language, is blessed with natural and […]... READ MORE
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San Sebastian, Part I: A Culinary Journey

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In the Bay of Biscay on the northern coast of Spain lies the glittering Basque city of San Sebastian, Spain’s best-kept secret. It is not a large city by any means, but […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Shanghai Fine Jewellery & Art Fair

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Mark your calendars: the Shanghai Fine Jewellery and Art Fair (SFJAF) will be held here a third time this November (3-11) at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. As a premier fine […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary

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I’m back in the USA for the summer. This past year, I spent another season in Shanghai—that exotic, endlessly fascinating, and ever-changing city. I’ve compiled the best of the stories and pictures […]... READ MORE
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Nina’s South African Safari at Phinda Private Game Reserve: June 2012 

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This particular safari in South Africa was different from my previous trips in that husbands/partners were invited; a far cry from all the Bush Ladies Safaris that I have been […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary

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I’m back in the USA for the summer. This past year, I spent another season in Shanghai—that exotic, endlessly fascinating, and ever-changing city. I’ve compiled the best of the stories […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Hong Merchant Antiques Gallery Opening

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When two friends, Shanghai-based venture capitalist Laurette Hartigan and Santa Barbara-based author Beverly Johnson (who collects Chinese antiques), both suggested I go to an opening at Hong Merchant, a Chinese and French-influenced antiques and […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary

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SHANGHAI — Now that I’ve returned to the U.S. for the winter and have finally downloaded and organized my photos in Lightroom, I’m back to writing about my fall adventures […]... READ MORE

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