They were seated at the table next door in the restaurant. Parents and two children, their heads stooped over, their faces bathed in that unmistakable glow. The daughter flicked through the photos at the speed of light, one after another, one after another. The father typed furiously with his two thumbs, his mouth curled in a scowl. The littlest boy cried Nooooo.....and then Yesssss... as he shot laser after laser. The mother liked and then liked again -- she liked everyone, it seemed.
They didn't speak. They didn't speak to each other. They only spoke to their screens.
It's been quiet here on the blog. I've been working on not being the family at the table next door.
In exciting news I am on CNN Go's travel show this month, which airs TODAY on CNN (and will repeat over the course of the month). It was so fun being part of the crazy cast of characters who love the Red City of Marrakech and want to share it with you.
Take a peek at the promo (those are my henna'd hands and that's me in the hot air balloon!:-)):
We've been busier than ever at my little non-profit organization Project Soar. We now serve over 50 underprivileged girls, as well as a community of 350 families!
A while back we cast our net even farther to partner with the Chevrolet-sponsored effort, One World Futbol. We distributed 200 of their amazing indestructible soccer balls to young people in 52 local government communes. To add to the fun, One World Futbol, shot a little video of some of the Project Soar girls getting in on the soccer action. I was traveling on assignment but my Project Soar colleague Michelle Hirschfield and our Project Soar coach Sana Touhtene share our mission and some of the day's excitement in this video. Please take a moment to watch! Yay for girl power!
On another front, Project Soar is collaborating with the big-hearted and oh-so-stylish menswear company, Imperial Black on a collection of products. So excited to report that the Montague 10 in white linen (swoon) is out!
This linen -- Italian, of course -- is so fine, it literally feels like a christening gown. And in white it's absolutely indispensable in any man's wardrobe. A perfect staple for sultry summer nights. Get the Montague 10 for your guy (or for yourself) and feel great about doing good while getting something super chic!
xo from an olive grove in Marrakesh,
PS Want to help Project Soar? You can! Check this out here. Or email me and let's talk!