August 17, 2008 |
IT'S BEEN a boho summer, with more frayed denim shorts and fringe on young Hollywood than there was at Woodstock. But now, as we move into fall, the look is going more native, Native American that is, with the kind of Southwestern hues and beaded, feathered details that we haven't seen since the '80s heyday of Ralph Lauren's Santa Fe chic. The trend is being interpreted by high-end designers and fast-fashion chain stores. Better yet, you can hit local boutiques and museum shops that carry the real deal -- authentic and inexpensive items actually made by Native American tribes.
May 11, 2008
Utah Indian art shop When in the Four Corners area, don't miss the extraordinary Twin Rocks trading post. It has an array of high-quality Indian art [above, detail of jewelry]. Twin Rocks Trading Post, 913 E. Navajo Twins Drive, Bluff; (800) 526-3448, www.twinrocks.com. Kenn Morris Los Angeles -- Italy Delightful B&B In the historic center of Ferrara, a Renaissance gem, we found Locanda Borgonuovo B&B. The room was lovely and the price reasonable.
November 29, 2005 |
"LET'S start up here." John Castillo bounds into a doorway, up a flight of stairs, through backroom offices, to an archway over the entrance. "This," he says with an appreciative sweep of his eyes, "is my favorite view." A mountain three stories tall and covered with wildlife rises in the distance. Trees flame in autumn reds and yellows. Trout swim in a pond at the foot of a cascading stream. Beyond the mountain, in filtered sunlight, a yellow float plane arcs through the sky.
March 18, 2005 |
Facing tough political battles over a controversial trade pact with Central America and rising imports from China, President Bush on Thursday enlisted a Capitol Hill insider and loyal supporter to be his new trade chief. Rep. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) would replace Robert Zoellick, who is the new deputy secretary of state. The Senate is expected to confirm Portman's nomination as U.S. trade representative.
December 8, 2002 |
Rodeo's another word for life in Crystal, where kids have been known to start riding bulls at age 12. The trading post is long gone, and the "Crystal Red" Navajo rugs made from hand-carded wool dyed with pigment from the nearby red mesas may be harder to find. But rodeo is growing. A new rodeo arena and rodeo school, finished about a year ago, are the center of activity in this Navajo reservation community, population 347, some 60 miles north of Gallup.
July 14, 2000 |
Brazilian groups Bradesco and Votorantim and two Mexican conglomerates teamed up to create an online marketplace to trade goods and services across Latin America, along with U.S. software maker Ariba Inc. Bradespar, a unit of financial group Bradesco, and the venture capital arm of industrial firm Votorantim joined forces with Mexican cement maker Cemex and Mexico's biggest industrial group, Alfa, to form online company Latinexus. Miami-based Latinexus is expected to be operating by year-end.