The alchemical trinity of Chaparral

The perfume Chaparral┬áis not a reference to the creosote bush, Larrea tridentata, which sometimes goes by many name chaparral, as well as greasewood and la gobernadora. I named the fragrance after the California biome distinguished by wet winters, hot summers and drought-tolerant shrub land. This biome is also found in the Mediterranean, South America, Australia… Continue reading The alchemical trinity of Chaparral

Movie Monday: The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate was originally made into a film in 1962 starring Frank Sinatra, the 1959 political thriller is based on a novel by Richard Condon. Last night we watched the 2004 version starring Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep with direction from Jonathan Demme. I found the story to be brilliant and now want to… Continue reading Movie Monday: The Manchurian Candidate

Everything is Connected

I finished reading A Song of Fire and Ice, the first book of the Game of Thrones series and enjoyed it very much, although not as much as I am enjoying Cloud Atlas. I’ve found that the David Mitchell novel addresses so many contemporary issues and has female characters I can relate to more intimately.┬áIn… Continue reading Everything is Connected