Geisha

Mint Lounge’s New Year issue is based on a great premise: new experiences. Lots of great stories: adopting a stray, rainwater harvesting, grieving your parents, being a mentor, taking trips, finding yourself. Read it here. My contribution below and here. Thanks, Seiichi Chadha and Michi Travel for arranging this trip. New Year Ideas | Immerse…

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My Life as a Geisha: a favorite story for Condenast Traveler US edition

What woman can’t use some lessons in feminine allure? Shoba Narayan travels to Kyoto to pick up some tips from the masters—the city’s renowned geishas. Trust us—there’s much more to Japan’s most enduring icons than white face-paint and a bee-stung pout

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