Roses & Rosés
Some people think rosé is just for the summer months just as we hear that bubbly is best at New Year’s Eve. I beg to differ, and especially for those of us who live in temperate climates, we already know the secret: you can drink bubbles and rosé any time of the year!
How travel helps make us our best selves
Travel, to me, is the great un-doer. It undoes all that is known to us. It asks us to free ourselves from the familiar, the usual, the rote. It asks us to trust that where we are and what we are experiencing will enrich us but only if we allow ourselves to be so enriched.
Diane von Furstenberg and Five Senses Tastings
It was the start of my life here, and is certainly one of the most elegant “firsts” I’ve ever had the privilege of experiencing.
Perception is the interpretation of what we sense.
Our environment shapes our perception and our experience, and our sensory preferences. Here at Five Senses Tastings we explore that in depth.
Can music affect creativity?
As someone who works with and in music every day, many of my friends and colleagues are surprised to learn that my favorite music in the world is actually silence. No, I didn’t say my favorite sound is silence. I said my favorite music is silence. Why?
Pandemic puzzles and joy
Allow me to say right off the bat that I really hate the word, pandemic. Not […]
The Concept of home
Five years ago this week, I left the rented room in Richmond, California that I had been living in for the past seven months, packed my couple suitcases and my two very vocal cats, and got in the car with my mom to drive down to Los Angeles.
Is there something inherently complicated or unapproachable about classical music? 
In our day to day lives I think it is important to ask ourselves: Are we just hearing... or are we truly listening?
In our day to day lives I think it is important to ask ourselves: Are we just hearing... or are we truly listening?
Transformation is hard. It takes persistence, openness, and, most of all, vulnerability. To be able to […]