Co-founder of Ikku craft store empowers Colombian and Guatemalan artisans who have been victims of violence.
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The “Derby Bunch”, or “Six Pack” as my parents like to call them, are a motley crew of grandkids – three of each gender – born within a six-year span to my two siblings and myself.
Talking about your country seems like such a simple task: culture, food, costumes and art.
It begins like an old Hasidic story. A reluctant maskil is strong-armed into visiting a chasidic rebbe. In this case, the rebbe was Reb Zalman and the maskil was myself. I was to serve as the translator for a virtual yechidus, an intimate one-on-one meeting, between Reb Zalman and a grateful Latin American student, Dr. Juan Jimenez Bravo.
The first time I tasted a mojito, and I mean really tasted a mojito, I was in Havana with my family, and my dad had whisked me away to a local hotspot after a long, sweaty day of delivering humanitarian aid to those in need.
Pining for adventure?
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Carnival, Mardi Gras, Carnaval.