The new way to do business - T R A S A R E N C Y

Not a new buzz word by any means but recently I was driving down the 10 in LA on a busy afternoon on my way to a studio to set up a book launch when I started discussing Social media etc with  a very talented PR person who said today business must run on transparency... I like it.

TRANSPARENCY - One business dictionary defines transparency as a “lack of hidden agendas or conditions, accompanied by the availability of full information required for collaboration, cooperation, and collective decision making.”

For further reading

http://blog.experts-exchange.com/ee-blog/transparency-in-business-why-it-matters/

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Park Feb2016

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO ESCAPE THE WINTER DOLDRUMS I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PALM SPRINGS. IT'S ON THE TIPPING POINT OF BEING A PREMIER DESTINATION AGAIN AFTER YEARS OF NEGLECT AND HAS A SIMILAR FEEL AS MIAMI DID IN THE EARLY NINETIES AND TULUM BEFORE IT BECAME TRENDY. HERE IN PALM SPRINGS THE MID CENTURY DESIGN IS PHENOMENAL, PEOPLE CHARMING AND THE MOUNTAIN VISTAS A PURE TREAT.

FOR BEST COFFEE CHECK OUT LOCAL COFFEE BREWERS ERNEST, SHOPPING AT THIRTEEN FORTY FIVE AND CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY. I STAY AT THE ACE POOL CLUB BUT THERE'S GREAT NEW HOTELS POPPING UP ALL THE TIME. LASTLY, YOU HAVE TO GO TO JOSHUA TREE PARK. IT'S A SHORT TRIP FROM PALM SPRINGS AND THE ELEVATION MAKES IT ABOUT 10-15 DEGREES COOLER WHICH IS A BONUS OUT HERE IN THE DESERT.

Christmas and New Year 2015 - it was all about food.....

Ehh, waist line went out the door around Thanksgiving so Christmas dinner was an homage to my English Grandmother's Sunday lunch. Comfort food aka roast leg of lamb, Yorkshire pudding, apple pie and custard.... I did good and finished off the fat attack at Pierre's with Diana and Paul on NYE. Unfortunately 2016 is not starting off so well but I am almost 3 months no cigarettes...

Christmas dinner was an homage to my English Grandmother's Sunday lunch, Roast leg of lamb, Yorkshire pudding, apple pie and custard.... I did good...NYE at Pierre's with Diana and Paul, great way to start off 2016

Highview upholstery

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Picked up this pair of mid century Italian arm chairs at auction in Seattle, sweet price, sweet lines... Inspired by Gio Ponti's use of block color and will give an extra little charm at the front entrance foyer for Highview

Highview Upholstery

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Side mark for this chair at the upholsterer was "Brady Bunch chair" Swedish 1960's arm chair re-imagined in smokey grey Italian suede with tonal linen channeling, turned out great! thumbs up.

SUMMER SOUNDTRACK

SUMMER SOUNDTRACK BEGINS..

Digging the new cd by English artist based out of Vienna…similar to James Blake…check out Artifice, bloodflows, lessons and the wheel...

Digging the new cd by English artist based out of Vienna…similar to James Blake…check out Artifice, bloodflows, lessons and the wheel...

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin once said " Well done is better than well said" I love this... we all know plenty of people who talk the talk but never follow through on there grand pontifications... I've always admired people who just go out there and do it. I like to think these people are not afraid of failure. I've always tried everything that I have wanted to do. If it works out fantastic but if I crash, burn and fail I've learnt a valuable lesson or two...or three

which brings me to.....

Today's quotation

I learnt something from a wise person a couple of years ago which has helped me immensely…what other people think of me is none of my business, full stop. That's it. Now I can get on with my life with a lot more free space in my head to think about positive things...