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Favorite Things: The National Museum of Mexican Art

One of my favorite things to do in Chicago is visit the National Museum of Mexican Art, although admittedly, I don’t get there as often as I’d like. In general, Chicago is a very good value when it comes to cultural museums; in addition to the Museum of Mexican Art there is the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, National Hellenic Museum, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, and the DuSable Museum of African American History, just to name a few. ...

Global Art & Design: Do you…Etsy?

I have an etsy shop. It’s currently empty… but I can say that I am a proud shop owner and I fully intend to stock it with lots of global travel inspired offerings sometime…soon. I love etsy, it’s an awesome website for crafters, artisans and vintage lovers of all kinds to unite together in the world of buying and sellingness. I even have a few circles and manage to connect socially with others artists on the site from time to...

Beautiful Monday: Tepezcohuite — Ancient Mayan Skin Secret

It’s called Tepezcohuite (pronounced “Te-pez-co-whee-tay”) and I’m sure you’ve heard of it…No? Don’t worry, I’ve got 15 years of beauty/skincare industry experience and I hadn’t heard of it until recently. It was definitely one of those “wish I had heard of that, sooner” moments. Apparently, it’s been growing all over Mexico and Brazil for thousands of years. Known for centuries as the “skin tree”, the Mayans used the tepezcohuite root bark in treatments to stop bleeding, prevent infections, treat lesions...