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It’s Earth Month at Displate!

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Leave April a little greener than you found it! Only this month, draw a tree and have 5 REAL trees planted. Curious yet? Read on!

Our Mother Earth is currently facing a lot of environmental concerns, including global warming, water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. But it’s not all doom and gloom because there are plenty of ways to make a positive impact on the planet. Our favorite? Plant more trees! 

Why are trees so important?

Trees do so much for us. Besides looking beautiful, they help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and sustain the wildlife we depend on. They pump moisture into the atmosphere and absorb harmful carbon dioxide, reducing the effects of global warming and air pollution while providing an additional food source and income for locals in certain areas. That’s right. In addition to the environmental benefits, trees also help create

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Bvlgari and fashion brand Casablanca collaborate for a bag collection

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Creative partnerships between high jewellery maisons and their peers in fashion have always been a rare occurrence.

And that is why Bvlgari collectors have come to look forward to the latest capsule of the Roman house’s ongoing collaborative bag collection “Serpenti Through the Eyes Of”, which has seen the likes of Nicholas Kirkwood, Alexander Wang, and just last year, Mary Katrantzou. 

This time, the fashion house roped in to reinterpret the mythical Bulgari Serpenti icon is contemporary Parisian brand Casablanca. Just imagine what you’d get when Bvlgari’s spirit of mai troppo (“never too much” in Italian) meets the je nai sais quoi (“that special something” in French) of Casablanca. The result is fireworks: two sub-ranges with entirely different aesthetics that share a chic playfulness and modern glamour. In total, the capsule features seven creations across the Après Tennis Story and the Mosaic Story, both inspired by Casablanca’s leisurewear-meets-the Mediterranean

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Sanford Robinson Gifford – my daily art display

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Sanford Robinson Gifford by Eastman Johnson (1880)

Today I am looking at an American painter, Sanford Robinson Gifford, who was a leading member of the second generation of Hudson River School artists.  The artwork of the Hudson River School captured the rugged beauty of the American landscape and celebrated and venerated the heady era of manifest destiny.  In 1845, newspaper editor John O’Sullivan coined the term Manifest Destiny, which was the belief that white Americans were divinely ordained to settle the entire continent of North America.  The second generation of Hudson River School painters set out from the New York area to explore more far-flung regions of America. Their painting documented the westward expansion and the “land grab” which underpinned the concept of Manifest Destiny. During the Civil War, their majestic images shown in their paintings of an unspoiled West provided hope for post-war reconciliation and the promise

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CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL’S MILK STREET TELEVISION: The Art of Japanese Cooking

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand

On this episode, Christopher Kimball visits Japanese cooking instructor Sonoko Sakai to learn some of her favorite dishes to make at home. First, it’s Japanese-Style Chicken and Vegetable Curry, taking inspiration from Sonoko’s homemade curry powder blend.

Then, we bake Japanese Milk Bread, a fluffy, slightly sweet and fine-textured loaf. Finally, we prepare a quick, refreshing side of Daikon-Carrot Salad with Sesame and Lemon.

Japanese Milk Bread

By Connie Miller. Courtesy of American Public Television

Japanese Milk Bread

About Season 5:

Season 5 of CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL’S MILK STREET TELEVISION searches the world over for techniques and ingredients that can transform the way America cooks and eats. Each episode gives viewers the chance to meet cooks from around the world and see how their sources of inspiration result in a new style of home cooking. Host

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