Are you a mélomane? Or perhaps you have one in your family? We became of aware of this condition – a great love of music, especially chamber music – when one of our friends, a world-class musician who was in town to play with the New York Philharmonic, stopped in to visit a few weeks ago.
Every month here at Dandelion Chandelier we like to celebrate the people, groups and institutions who have spread light in the world recently, even in the midst of great darkness. Every day around the world, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. To inspire us all to keep reaching out, here are some Sparklers that caught our attention in recent weeks:
Get a bunch of people who love fashion in a room, and within minutes the subject will inevitably turn to which brands are hot and which ones are the current go-to’s that people actually wear and rely on to get them through the day. The Holy Grail for the fashion tribe is finding a consistent source of stylish, on-trend apparel that provides extremely high value for the money (‘cause staying on trend is not inexpensive). “Affordable luxury” is an oxymoron, and in many instances a pipe dream: real luxury is expensive for a reason, and trying to execute it on the cheap rarely works. But every now and then, someone nails it.
Thinking about going on a diet? Confused or frustrated about which one to try? Procrastinating because it all seems too hard? We hear you.
If you love jazz, it’s almost time to start packing your bags. As you finalize your plans for summer culture and adventure, there are several terrific jazz festivals in the US and Europe that should be on your list. This is the third in our Dandelion Chandelier series of previews of the warm-weather cultural events that the jet-set intelligentsia will be attending in the summer of 2017.