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Monday, June 12th, 2006

Culture: Cartagena, Colombia: The Feeling of Safety

by Stephanie Block Kidnapped. You’ll be kidnapped. Cartels will kidnap you. Cocoa and kidnapping, the druglord breakfast cereal. The prize inside the box is you, bound and gagged, wishing you’d gone to South Beach instead. This is how Colombia perched in my mind; a clawing bird ready to imprison me in its bleak and powdery

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

SF Magazine Best of the Bay is the Best Party!!

My favorite party of the year is almost here- June 29th is SF Mag’s Best of the Bay Area party! Last year, my favorite nibble of all the dozens of restaurants serving tastes was Red Bull sorbet...

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Visionaries: Immaculée Ilibagiza: Rwandan Genocide Survivor

by Stephanie Block Left To Tell is Anne Frank walking to freedom and Hotel Rwanda combined, a truly horrific and horrifically true story. Yet the book seems very unreal in a lot of ways because Immaculée lets...

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Diva World Quiz: Test yourself with this Tango Diva Trivia!

Hey all you wonderfully wise women of the world! Let’s test your travel metal. Here are 3 questions to get those little gray cells up and dancing: 1. Who is the world’s youngest queen? 2. Which nation...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Style: France: The Thing About St. Tropez

by Stephanie Block If life is made up of choices, then St. Tropez is life at its most choice. From the yacht-studded harbor to one of the most famous nightclubs on the Riviera, who knew that this...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Inspiration: China: Finding Jewish Roots in Shanghai

by Stephanie Block My grandmother was born in Shanghai, China, around the turn of the twentieth century. and she died before I ever got to meet her, choking on a fishbone in the middle of a dinner...

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Jordan on my mind…

What an amazing country!! And the biggest line you cross to get there isn’t a border or checkpoint- it’s your own fears given media coverage of the Arab world. Dismissing ancient Arabia as a dangerous, scary place...

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