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House of Amouage

The pillowing clouds of fresh peppercorn laced with vanilla hits your senses upon entry into the “Amouage” perfumery, located in a suburban neighborhood just 20 minutes outside of Muscat, Oman. (amouage meaning “wave” in Arabic). I wanted to venture into this establishment just to get an inside look at how perfumes are created from natural…

From the Ghetto to the Gold Coast

“16 Shots! 16 Shots ! 16 Shots!”  Finally a protest that will not be ignored!! I’ve been glued to my PC since viewing the horrific killing of Laquan McDonald. A young African-American shot to death 16 times which was captured on a police dash camera.  The video, albeit being shown a year later, has shaken…

Celebrating Diwali!!

Had I been in the Chicago during this time, I would get excited about Thanksgiving being just a week away.  This is the time where I would find myself fantasizing about my mother’s cooking, having a long weekend to rest, watching American Football, taking up free city festivals and finally watching my city transform from…

Meet Ms. Evelyn Vutage

On my visit to Kenya, I was fortunate to tour the community and meet one of the teachers at the Primary School on Maasai Mara Reserve. The teacher, who also lived in the community, explained the daily duties that  of the students in order to make sure the school stayed tidy. I learned that not…