If you’ve walked into a Day Spa, a New Age book shop, or Asian Imports store, you might associate the memory with the calming aroma of essential oils. It’s no mystery why Aromatherapy — a range of alternative or complementary therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds — is so popular. Everyone loves an inviting scent, and it’s easy to create a relaxing atmosphere in your home using incense, candles or an essential oil diffuser. But sometimes you might want your aromatherapy to be a bit more personal and portable. For those occasions, let me introduce you to Mood Food.
If you’ve even been to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) here in Manhattan, you probably have a favorite wing or exhibit hall, because everybody does. Most people seem to favor the Dinosaurs, and while those halls are certainly worth visiting at least once, I think they are a little played out. And while I do enjoy the Hall of Ocean Life, which is mind-blowing, my very favorite part of the museum are the Halls of Gems and Minerals, and I will recommend and rave about them to anyone who will listen. So, it was a pretty big deal to me when I received news from the AMNH that they will undertake a complete redesign of these very popular exhibit halls, currently known as the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems and Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, transforming the 11,000-square-foot space into a gleaming showcase for their world-renowned collection! Wow! Not only that, but they also invited me to attend a media briefing event at the museum to witness the “Unveiling of a dazzling 12-foot-tall, 5-ton new acquisition!” Very exciting!
The Folly of St. Hubertus (2010) by Elizabeth McGrath
Sculpture Stands 23″ H x 15″ W x 24″ L
Mixed Media with Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystals
On Exhibit at Sloan Fine Art (Corner of Norfolk and Rivington, NYC) through April 30, 2011