Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The beauty of Hawaii calm you down!

The island of Lanai above and the island of Molokai below.

Monday, January 30, 2017

IT'S Look like a Gauguin painting...

but it is not. It is the summit of the Haleakala the Volcano in Maui (Hawaii)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


I love  funny bathroom decorations and in Hawaii one can find an array of original ones.
This one if from Mala restaurant in Maui.


Yes! Fried Ice cream. It was invented by the Japanese tempura restaurants. It consists of a scoop of 
frozen ice cream  which is covered by a thin pie crust and fried on very hot oil. DELICIOUS! Very common desert at Hawaiian restaurants.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A baby volcano is coming!

Right now, Loihi is 1 km under the sea. It will take about 10.000 to become a real island and joining the Hawaiian archipelago. The big Island, which carries the name Hawaii itself was created by 5 volcanoes, two of them active. 
Photo: the mighty Kilauea.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Beginning of the year! The invitations started to come and so the thank you notes. That's nice!


Sunday, January 15, 2017


After the agitated life of New York City, a little solitude is most welcome!
Photos from the balcony of our condominium where the only sounds we hear are the birds and the surfing.


Tagine, in L.A.  is the name of the restaurant owned by Ryan Gosling, the star of LA LA LAND.The food is superb, the service impeccable. It seems to me that being a restauranteur is the hobby of Mr. Gosling.