Keep From Getting Sick! Echinacea Ginger Tea

Keep From Getting Sick! Echinacea Ginger Tea

It’s that time of year. The seasons are changing. One day it’s warm and you’re out in a t-shirt and shorts, and the next day you’re sporting the winter coat again. With all the fluctuations in temperature, air conditioning, heat, and the rest, this is the prime time to get sick. The best way that … Continue reading

Crowdfunding and the Arts Community

Crowdfunding and the Arts Community

By Simone Calbi We are all aware of this dreadful truth: far too little funding exists for the arts. However, crowdfunding has proven to be a method to battle this phenomenon. Luckily, online platforms such as kickstarter.com can act as a light at the end of the tunnel for those of us who are itching … Continue reading

Chickpea Pasanda with a Banana Twist

Chickpea Pasanda with a Banana Twist

We are proud and excited to welcome Piola’s first guest contributor, Sophie Lloyd! Today she will share with us her recipe for Chickpea Pasanda. You’ll love it! I know I did. Text by Sophie Lloyd, photos by Meghan Stone I’m no curry chef, but I know it takes a lot of fresh spices and careful … Continue reading

An Island Paradise – San Blas, Panama

An Island Paradise – San Blas, Panama

Photos and text by Meghan Stone Las Islas de San Blas (The San Blas Islands) are situated in the Caribbean Sea off the east coast of Panama. Although their beauty rivals some of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, they aren’t your typical island paradise. There are about 378 islands in total, but only 49 … Continue reading

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

Photos and text by Simone Calbi I was two years old when I went to my first wake and asked, “Is that a dolly?” when I stared into my great aunt’s open casket. Since then who would have known I would become so fascinated by grief, the feeling of loss one gets after death? Since … Continue reading

Circus in Plaza San Martín, Argentina

Circus in Plaza San Martín, Argentina

Photos and text by Meghan Stone When I was invited to Plaza San Martín to see a circus perform, I almost didn’t go. I imagined the circuses of my youth: clowns with big red noses riding around on unicycles. I didn’t think that it would end up being one of the most amazing and random … Continue reading