Why Offer Gifts ? Watch the answer.

Why Offer Gifts ? Watch the answer.

G. Leroux and P. Anel          December 23, 2011

G. Leroux and P. Anel went to Central Park, in Manhattan, NY, and asked passersby one simple question: "Why do you offer gifts during the Holiday Season ?" Colorful answers unwrap the big gifts that are hidden in our small presents . . . Happy Holidays !

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Listen to Mary Poppins’ (true) Christmas Story !

Listen to Mary Poppins’ (true) Christmas Story !

By Marian West          December 23, 2011

In this exclusive interview for landofcompassion.com, Catherine Walker, Broadway's second Mary Poppins, recalls what she describes as one of the most important moments of her career: the unlikely encounter between the flying woman and a terminally ill child. A fairy tale . . .  come true !

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The “Gem of Chelsea” is bidding farewell

The “Gem of Chelsea” is bidding farewell

By Paul Anel          December 16, 2011

On this December 29, one of the greatest adventures of the last decade in New York City will come to an end. The "gem of Chelsea," as it was rightfully nicknamed, will no longer shine on the corner of 22nd Street and 11th Avenue. The Chelsea Art Museum is closing its doors.

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Kelly and my Jacket!

Kelly and my Jacket!

By Erica Tighe         December 16, 2011
Volunteer with Heart's Home in Salvador da Bahia – Brazil – Letter from September 2011

I remember walking in Chicago with my big puffy coat and seeing the people sleeping on benches in the cold snow. I would walk past and think to myself that I couldn't give my jacket because it was freezing and I needed it. I was accustomed to give to Goodwill my old clothing, clothes I didn't use anymore. But never things I was still wearing. In fact I never even gave things that "maybe one day I will need to use even though it's been hanging in my closet for a year with the tags still attached."

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BILL CUNNINGHAM: Unseen to See

BILL CUNNINGHAM: Unseen to See

By Marian West      December 9, 2011

A poem written after viewing Richard Press' documentary on Bill Cunningham, highly-acclaimed yet humble NY Times fashion photographer since 1978.

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A Legacy of Dignity and Detail

A Legacy of Dignity and Detail

By Renée Kurz          December 9, 2011

François Lesage valiantly upheld the honor and tradition of couture embroidery from the time he was 20, when he took over his father’s atelier in Paris, until his death on December 1st at the age of 82. His clients’ names? Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, and Karl Lagerfeld. LoC’s contributor Renée Kurz met his son Jean-François and worked with him in India. She unveils for us hidden and mesmerizing patterns beyond the luxuary craft…

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