Weekly Word: Ecumenical

I was at a business meeting last week as part of a panel of speakers. Just before it was my turn to speak, someone in the audience asked a tough question of another panel member in a somewhat aggressive way. The panel member, a well-known tech founder, paused before responding and then said:

“First of …

Eternal

Some extraordinary busy-ness has kept me from posting for a good few weeks now.  Finally, I catch my breath and can share a few thoughts, images, ideas.

I love Berkeley.  I especially love non-Hilly Berkeley.  It’s eclectic, diverse, has beautiful foliage. Somewhere along 4th Street after the shops, there are a few blocks that have …

If – Part II

A little while ago I made a big fuss about a piece of artwork that I had acquired from an emerging local artist, Ana Teresa Fernandez. Well, a week ago, the piece was finally installed and now hangs proudly in the cephas private client salon (aka my living room).  As I watched Jillian and Scott …

Oh, Belle!

In keeping with my New Year’s resolution to watch as much independent film as I possibly can this year, I caught Belle in the opening week and found myself amply rewarded for my dedication. It was quite incredible. It pulled all my levers: Romance, Exquisite costume and scenery, arrestingly beautiful woman of color in the …

Saturday Casual

I share these pictures at the risk of squandering some of the fashion credibility that I might have built up over the past year on this blog. It’s just that I actually enjoy throwing on my casual gear and heading to the Farmer’s Market of a Saturday morning. And, I still think of it as …