The 10 Commandments of Dinner Parties (from an anxious hostess)
Through the multiple high-anxiety, ultra chaotic dinner parties I have under my belt, I have discovered 10 commandments to make dinner parties less chaotic for any anxious hostess. 
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.
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.
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? 
Here’s our guide on building lasting partnerships and maintaining them so that they are not just functional, but inspiring and enduring.
Whether I introduce what I do as “sensory storytelling,” “musical wine tasting,” “wine and chocolate tasting,” […]
Nature vs. Nurture in Sensory Experiences I had an interesting experience the other day, and it […]
I kind of stumbled into wine. My first real exposure to wine was while I was […]