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Holiday Hustle The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Our ultimate GIFT GUIDE

Read Cyrille Cartier’s first-hand account as refugees flood into Croatia

Pour over perfectly selected presents for that hard-to-buy-for person

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NOURRIR STAFF

CONTENT EDITOR

GRACE ANDERSON grace@nourrirmag.com

CRE ATIVE EDITOR

FREYA BOULAKBECHE freya@nourrirmag.com

CONTRIBUTORS

CYRILLE CARTIER, AMY JEANCHAIYAPHUM, DAVID YUSEFZADEH, JUDITH FROEMMING, FATIMA OLIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS

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FAUX DEAR HEAD IN RED BY WHITEFAUXTAXIDERMY CORRECTION

IN THE JOYNOELLE ARTICLE FROM NOVEMBER, MAKE-UP ARTIST FATIMA OLIVE WAS NOT IDENTIFIED AS CONTRIBUTING TO THE PHOTO SHOOT. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE OVERSIGHT.

NOURRIR’S MISSION STATEMENT Nourrir, the French word meaning “to nourish” is a multi-media lifestyle magazine designed to feed all five of the senses - sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. We will feature food, fashion, travel, current events and women who inspire us. We don’t want to tell women how they are supposed to be, we want to give them information that will support their path, today. With commitment to responsive and insightful storytelling, and a keen and fresh editorial eye, Nourrir dares women to not only be good enough, but exceptional. We believe in you.

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NOURRIR CONTENTS

STAFF

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EDITORS’ LETTER

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CONTRIBUTORS

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NOURRIR BEAUTY

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GIFT GUIDES

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TWO BUDGETS

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LUSTS & MUSTS

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SPOTLIGHT

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FASHION FORWARD

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NOURRIR TABLE

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COCKTAIL HOUR

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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he time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve might be my favorite time of the year. The season glows, literally. As streets become brighter with twinkly decorations, snow dusts the browned grass and the nights get darker and longer. If we slow down, this can be a reflective time of year - a special season where we reconnect with ourselves and the world as a whole. In the Zoroastrian tradition, the oldest known mono-theistic religion, people are taught to live this life in this world; there is no place for asceticism. The heart of the teachings can be summarized as Humata (Good Thoughts), Hukhta (Good Words) and Huvarshta (Good Deeds). As an atheist, the season represents a time of introspection - a time to reflect on how I’m doing in relation to those Zoroastrian principles in relation to myself and the world at large. A-Theism describes what my beliefs aren’t, however, that word cannot describe what I am: a spiritual seeker on a this life path looking for what connects us all. Quantum physics, a favorite subject of mine, is proving that any object can effect any other, regardless of the distance. If this isn’t proof of our interconnectedness! So, this edition is dedicated to embracing the darkness of the season, loving the rituals you believe in deeply, honoring those that may not be a part of your life and thoughtful participation in this world.

Freya CRE ATIVE EDITOR NOURRIR MAGAZINE

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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or me, the holiday season is equal parts thanking the Lord for the many blessings in my life and celebrating his birth in tiny manager. Our home is filled to the brim with love (and the incessant fighting between our daughters), and a Christmas tree you can see from space. Delectable sweet treats are always just from the oven and glistening snow coats our tree-lined street - their branches hang low with the weight of the winter. It’s the season of wholly giving and receiving nothing but happiness in return. My husband and I are also big on traditions. When we set up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving (and never before!), “Elf” and “Arthur Christmas” are playing in the background. After Christmas Eve service, when the girls are tucked into their beds, Rob wraps the remaining few presents while we watch “Love Actually” and I drink my annual bottle of Barbera red wine. Christmas morning is spent sitting by the fire (the virtual kind - Fireplaces on Netflix, of course) and opening presents with glee before we pack up and trek over to Como Zoo. It’s open every day of the year, but on this particular day, the zoo is completely empty and the girls have the run of the place. I had so much fun putting together this issue - especially our interactive gift guide. Just click on the picture of the item you desire and POOF! you’ll be magically transported to the website selling it. Here’s hoping you find joy reading our pages, and I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Grace CONTENT EDITOR

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CONTRIBUTORS CYRILLE CARTIER Cyrille Cartier is a freelance journalist and journalism mentor sharing her time between Europe and the Middle East.

AMY JEANCHAIPHUM

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has been creating images and telling stories since childhood, and graduated from the U of M Duluth in

YUSEFZADEH David is the Executive Chef of Radish in Chicago creating healthy, ready to eat food on demand with a menu that changes daily. He’s spent the last 16 years working in kitchens from Hong Kong to Boston to Chicago. He’s a graduate from Johnson & Wales University and the University of Minnesota in Food Science and Nutrition. JUDITH A. FROEMMING

Amy is Minneapolis based photographer and artist. She

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“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.” - Deepak Chopra

Photography and Graphic

Judith A. Froemming BA, CTC, CH, HNLP is a Consciousness Coach™, Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Certified Therapeutic Coach™, nterPlay™ Leader, Certified

Design. Amy loves to create

7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

vibrant images that convey

Teacher, and a poet/actor/

love and human connection.

improviser.

FATIMA OLIVE HE ATHER MANLE Y

Fatima Olive is a freelance editorial makeup & hair

Heather, owner of Crooked

artist. Her career spans a

Water Spirits, is the

broad spectrum of the beauty

first woman to operate a

industry from consulting

certified spirits company in

with cosmetic companies to

Minnesota. In tandem, she is

developing products, as well

the CEO of In-Demand Group,

writing about beauty. At the

an IT consulting firm in

heart of it Fatima is a beauty

Minneapolis and a seasonings

pragmatic—a woman who

company Heather’s Dirty

loves showing other women

Goodness.

how to look their best with great products and simple techniques.

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NOURRIR BEAUTY One woman’s quest to find the true meaning of beauty BY FATIMA OLIVE

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hat truly makes a woman beautiful? Is it the suppleness of her skin, the shape of her eyes, or the symmetry of her features? Is it the magic lotion or potion in the jar, or the wave of the fairy godmothers magic wand (or the seasoned makeup artist as the case maybe) that created the allure? Could it be something more? As a professional makeup artist I am constantly producing beautiful images of beautiful women. A little dab of makeup here some blending there, good lighting, and so it goes to conjure the illusion. Which is, what the final product is, a fantasy created by a small army to tell a story. What is beauty? When I think about my philosophy of beauty what comes to mind is not a product recommendation or application technique, rather it’s the face of my husbands 97-year-old grandmother Marcy and her advice to me. Now you have to know that Marcy had impeccable style. Her hair was always coiffed, lips painted crimson, and nails done. She loved color in her wardrobe and was always perfectly accessorized. Here’s the thing; all those things that she did were not to hide but rather to enhance. You see more than anything else Marcy had confidence and an inner sense of self-acceptance and appreciation that neither product nor years could change. Which, at 97 years old, made her so beautiful! One day as we were having a

cocktail I showed her a recent photo I was in. I commented on my flaws. Marcy who had a sharp wit immediately cut me off and said, “You know you really need to look at yourself and truly appreciate how beautiful you are right now. Ten years from now you will look at that photo and think what a shame I didn’t cherish myself back then.” I think beauty is a self-fulfilling prophecy. On the advice of a Grandmother it starts with what we say to ourselves everyday when we look in

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the mirror. It comes not just from jars or lotions, but most importantly from self-acceptance and appreciation for what makes us unique and original.

Beauty comes from the confidence to look oneself square in the eye and say I love myself just as I am. Then anything added is just icing on the cake.


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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Fabulous, budget-friendly presents sure to please and under $20. Click the pictures to purchase.

DULUTH PACK CARD HOLDER $20 This sleek business card holder has a compartment on each flap for plenty of cards. One side will even hold up to 3-5 credit cards. Made in Brown or Black Leather.

MRS. MEYERS ORANGE CLOVE SCENTED SOY

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CANDLE $7

THINGS TEAR-OFF NOTEPAD $8

Sometimes, it feels good to have a nice candle giving off some extra fragrance while you’re busy with your chores. Petite

Manage your important tasks or jot down your To-Do list with 4x6 illustrated 75-page

candles make it easier to try different scents throughout the house. A decorative, wrap-around label makes it an easy grab-and-go gift in a cute jelly jar that you can reuse. All candles are made from vegetable (soy) wax. 25-hour burn time.

CR ATE & BARREL KRIS TA P ORT-SWEE T WINE G L A SS $5 A small glass with a surprisingly big attitude. The broad angled bowl of this elegant, short-stemmed port glass captures the bouquet of ports, liqueurs and dessert wines, directing it upward in a snifter effect. Originally designed for a French market, this port wine glass also lends itself to white wine service.

RMS BEAUTY MAKEUP REMOVER WIPE $16 These pure and simple make-up remover and cleansing wipes are your new everyday essential. Infused with the same radiance boosting properties as our RMS Raw Coconut Cream, these use-anywhere wipes melt away makeup, cleanse, soften and moisturize skin, all in one making them perfect for even lazy face washers.

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KNOCK KNOCK INDELIC ATE DOILIE S REUSABLE COASTERS $10 Indelicate Doilies are eight candid coasters for pitch-perfect etiquette. Introduce modern-day etiquette to the inebriated masses in the only form of communication they’re sure to understand - vulgarity. Each of 4 designs: No one likes a hot mess, Don’t stain my table douchebag, Even skanks say thanks; Be considerate bitches.

COLOR ME GOOD BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH $13 This coloring in activity book celebrates Mr Cumberbatch with a series of black and white drawings for you to color in. All you need is some color pencils, felt tip pens, good old crayons… or would watercolors suit this posh poster boy better? The coloring book contains 16 black line drawings by Mel Elliott for you to color in.

CHEWABLE CHARM SILICONE TEETHING NECKLACE $15 Our beads are 100% FDA approved high quality food grade silicone. BPA, PVC, Latex, phthalate and lead free. Easily cleaned with dish soap and hung dry. Dishwasher safe. Approx 20’’ drop. Satin string. Breakaway safety clasp

PAMEL A BARSK Y CANVAS MAKE-UP POUCH $16.5O We are exactly alike and completely different. We are sisters. 6 x 8 canvas zip pouch.

E M I LY M C D O W E L L CANVAS SHOPPING TOTE BAG $20 Bag measures 18” wide x 15” high x 6” deep. Shoulder straps have a 13” drop. Made from high-quality, heavyweight canvas with a gusseted bottom.

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Perfectly picked presents under $50 for when you want to spend a little more. Click the pictures to purchase. TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE JAR BOSS LADY COFFEE MUG $22 This 16oz To-Go Mug would make the perfect Gift for ANY occasion, or just to make your days a bit more sparkly! Don’t like the colors pictured? Don’t worry you can choose colors that suit you better.

LOVE YOUR MELON NAV Y SPECKLED BEANIE $30 This hat is made out of 100% cotton navy and natural marled knit yarn with a brown leather patch that is debossed with the logo. These hats are made in the USA and are machine washable and sturdy.

CHALET SHOP THE WOODLAND JOURNAL - WALNUT LE ATHER $ 45 Your adventures deserved to be written about. This Woodland Journal is handmade from Walnut Strap Leather and is designed with three pockets to hold an iPhone 6s (or lower model number) and one 3.5 x 5.5 inch pocket notebook. Walnut Strap Leather has a firm temper but will soften up to the individualistic use of the owner. Comes with one 3.5 x 5 Chalet Notebook.

REMIE CO. FLORAL/ STRIPE SWOOP BACK BOW ROMPER $48 Pants, shirt and jacket all in one! Make life easy and adorable with the swoop back bow romper. The lined softy jersey knit is breathable enough for inside and provides enough coverage to play outside. WOODISSIMO HAND CARVED SILENT NIGHT MUSIC BOX $38 The music box, hand-carved and assembled in beech wood with a walnut finish size: 2.5” x2.5” in Star of Bethlehem plays Silent Night.

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S K U L L C A N DY X T P LYO E A R BUDS $50 The Women’s XTplyo in-ear sport earbuds feature 3 fit-and-stability technologies designed specific to the female athlete – ensuring that your earbuds stay put and keep you motivated during your most intense workouts.

BEAUTY COUNTER TR AVEL BODY COLLECTION $48 Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, our collection of skin and hair products will simplify the packing process. Includes: Hydrate Everyday Body Lotion, Clean Everyday Shampoo, Rinse Everyday Conditioner, Wash Everyday Body Wash, and Cosmetics bag.

LEGO ARCHITECTURE LOUVRE $50 Recreate the magnificent Louvre with this detailed LEGO® set, featuring the Pavillon de l’Horloge and I.M. Pei’s iconic Pyramide du Louvre.

MYSTIC AMBER FOREST’S BLESSING WRAP $48 The forest bestows blessings upon those in tune with nature, providing protection and

S’WELL SPARKLING CHAMPAGNE 25OZ

solace to wandering souls. The Forest’s Blessing

WATER BOT TLE $ 45

Wraps are a testament to these enchantments, available in Milkweed, Misty Morning, Mystic

This insulated S’well water bottle will keep a beverage cold for

Amber, and Red Jasper Crafted in our Rafaelian

24 hours or hot for 12. Gold-tone finish. Made from BPA-free,

Gold Finish, this wrap is adjustable for the

double-walled stainless steel. A vacuum seal keeps liquids and

perfect fit.

carbonation fresh.

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Hey there, big spender! These gifts over $100 would WOW the greenest of Grinches. Click the pictures to purchase. FJALL R AVEN K ÅNKEN 17 ” L AP TOP BACKPACK $110 This 17” laptop backpack has padded shoulder straps. Large main compartment, one side pocket and a zippered pocket in the front. The entire bag is made of durable Vinyl on F. Check your computer’s dimensions to ensure it will fit.

VEUVE CLICQUOT LA GRANDE DAME 2004 $165 This wine has a fine, complex fragrance, blending sweetness and nobility. It is smooth and silky in the mouth, with considerable substance and structure. A remarkable balance, with a fresh, harmonious finish, and a unique aromatic aftertaste.

PAUL MORELLI R A JA MEDITATION BELL $2,775 Featuring a functional white gold clapper, this turquoise and ruby meditation bell was inspired by ancient temple bells and chimes a tonal invitation to observe a moment of mindfulness. 9.5mm meditation bell in 18k yellow gold with turquoise and rubies (.36 carats); ornate lobster clasp.

WEST ELM MONGOLIAN LAMB PILLOW COVER $148 Mongolian lamb fur 24” pillow cover; cotton backing in Rosette. Each lamb fur is unique; curl lengths and coloring may vary slightly.

MAX MARA PURE C A SHMERE COAT $3, 510 Coat in double layered pure cashmere with raglan sleeves and a flared line on the bottom. The hand made detail, which combines two layers of fabric, means that the garment has no need of a lining. Pockets on the sides. Matching belt closure.

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LINDSAY LE T TERS MULLED WINE WATERCOLOR C ANVA S

WHITE FAUX TA XIDERMY

$225

SEAFOAM DEAR HEAD $130

The canvas is 30 x 24 and framed in the Gallery Gold frame.Each canvas is custom-made just

The Agnes- Faux Seafoam-Green Resin Deer Head

for you in the US with Ina Garten’s Mulled Wine recipe. Professional Giclée print on museum

With Silver Glitter Antlers. Each piece is cast out of a

quality cotton canvas. Includes a matte finish UV protective coating and super easy hanging

polyresin material, thus making the deer sculpture

system. Artwork ©Lindsay Sherbondy

fairly light in weight.

ANNACHICH JEWELRY WIDE BAND 5-HEX CUFF $286 14kt gold plated 5-hex cuff. Architectural jewelry inspired by real buildings. Handmade in San Francisco, CA.

FRYE JAMES LUG WINGTIP BOOT $348 Frye’s classic James with a lug bottom. Scotch grain leather that is hand burnished. Antique Scotch Grain leather upper, leather lined, leather outsole with rubber forepart, goodyear welt construction.

MODUL AR ROBOTICS MOSS EXOFABUL ATRONIX X 520 0 MODEL KIT $599 The MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 includes 52 MOSS blocks and 140 Carbon Steel Spheres that combine to build thousands and thousands of robots! Use the steel spheres to create simple motion primitives. Combining joints, hinges and rigid construction yields wonderful kinematic creations. Pilot your robot using the included Double Brain Block that connects to iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth.

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TWO BUDGETS: FRUGAL For the gal who has champagne tastes on a shoestring budget - looks for under $100

Old Navy Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf, $18

Old Navy Block Heel Loafers , $33

Le3No Button-Down Chambray Shirt Dress, $38

SHOP YOUR CLOSET FOR MORE GREAT LOOKS

PLEATHER LEGGINGS

PLAID PONCHO

BLACK POINTE DRESS

CRANBERRY PUMPS

H&M Superstretch Black Leggings, $17

Accesorize Plaid Fringe Poncho $33

Round Neck Fit n’ Flare Dress, $19

Michael Antonio Lilly Suede Platform Pumps, $30

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TWO BUDGETS: SPENDY For the woman who has capital to invest in a chic wardrobe - looks for under $1000

Luluc Gray Checkered Turtleneck, $24

TOPSHOP Moto White Jamie Jeans, $38

Stuart Weitzman Flat Lowland Stretch, $798

Inc Ropunzel Mini Crossbody, $29

SHOP YOUR CLOSET FOR MORE GREAT LOOKS

FOREST GREEN HAT

QUILTED SWEATSHIRT

PLAID BUTTON-DOWN

SHERPA PLATFORM BOOT

Janessa Leone Crisiant Hat, $226

Max Mara Pinza Top, $524

J.Crew Shrunken Plaid Shirt, $98

Coach Kenna Bootie, $395

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LUSTS & MUSTS Here are five things we’re obsessed with this month - don’t say we didn’t warn you.

BOOKS

“I Don’ t Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star” by Judy Greer

SHOWS TO WATCH

JMarvel ’s Jessica Jones

Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica Jones battles inner demons while using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they’re willing to cut her a check. Now playing on Netflix.

PHONE APPS

Drizly, Alcohol Delivery

Drizly is a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor. Combining the best selection and price, content-rich and personalized shopping experiences, and the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery,

GIFTS TO GIVE

You know, that one girl - the actress! She wrote a book! It’s fabulous and insightful... if only I remembered her name.

Yoko Ono: Mended Cups

Yoko Ono’s Mended Cups bring poetry and soulful optimism to the daily ritual of drinking coffee. By linking broken objects to physical wounds and emotional loss, Ono celebrates the process of healing and starting over. The seven-cup collection features six cups with a painted pattern of delicate cracks. They are inspired by the Japanese Kintsugi technique of repairing broken pottery with lacquer that is dusted or mixed with powdered gold. Each cup has its own saucer, which features a handwritten inscription of the date and location of six tragic events in modern history. The seventh cup, however, is whole, and its saucer bears Ono’s inscription “This cup will never be broken as it will be under your protection.” Hand wash only. $225. www.momastore.org

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MUSIC

“Daily Bread” by Martin Luther McCoy Fresh and still profound, Martin’s voice resonates in your soul. He blends social commentary, poetry, smooth vocals and rocking guitar into a perfect sound.


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SPOTLIGHT

Juggling Hats BY CYRILLE CARTIER PHOTOGRAPHER SASA KRAJL

My phone rings. Someone is lost, asking for directions to the warehouse. A car full of donations is on the way. I am not a warehouse manager, I am a journalist. Another ring and the voice says that volunteers have a van available between 3 and 5 p.m. Another call: a self-service laundromat owner offers to stay open all night and provide free washing for the donations that got wet in the rain. But I am a journalist, I do not say that aloud, but it’s a thought that crosses my mind with every ring. In the face of every situation we always have a choice. In journalism class we were taught about the supremacy of objectivity and how we, as aspiring journalists, should “stay out of the story” and incorporate all sides into our article. When I first went to live and work in Iraq, the mantra of “objectivity” was staunchly entrenched in my mind. Now, I cringe at the memory of my response when the person I was interviewing asked me about my own attitudes: “I prefer to ask the questions,” I’d say, hiding behind the shield of the non-interfering journalist. Now, I flinch at my self-righteousness in thinking I did not have to abide to what I relied on my sources to do: share and “give” their thoughts and stories. Yet they—the sources—were, and are, giving me much more than I can ever give back. Their stories made “my” articles. I made a living with those articles. Those articles did not change the world into a better place for

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those interviewees, many of whom I empathized with. Empathize, objectify and write gave slowly way to empathize, write and engage. I shifted from the well-intentioned but distant and elitist standpoint to the local, immediate level. And, my path radically and irrevocably shifted. Any opportunity to contribute to some local press, assist or teach aspiring journalists, I took. It was a new path, one I had not anticipated when I’d originally dreamt of being a foreign correspondent. Another phone ring fast forwards me to the present. A voice in Croatian asks about volunteering to help refugees. I am in Croatia and speak the language. The debris of my foreign correspondent dreams floated on the top of the wave of the refugees all the way from Iraq to

catch up with me in Croatia. But now the chasm between that original dream and my reality today is even greater. I’d already known that in my capacity as one of the founders of a new NGO related to engaged art, we would be involved in advocacy and awarenessbuilding to help in the understanding and integration of refugees.

It started mid-September this year when I responded to an e-mail by the Center for Peace Studies in Zagreb. It was a general call to all people to go help newly arrived refugees who were being driven from the border with Serbia to Zagreb, part of the “Refugees Welcome” initiative. No hesitation. The choice had been made.

I was doing interviews with refugees, officials and volunteers for articles while also exploring ways we could cooperate. I can imagine former journalism school colleagues wanting to cry “foul,” but I’ve come to accept the complexity of the situation and my role in it.

My partner and I prepared the way we had so many times before on last-minute reporting assignments. I automatically packed for a long night, dressed warmly, and put the notebook, several pens, sound recorder and camera in a bag.

A phone rings again and I wear my hat of a self-organized volunteer and manage donations, other volunteers, and communicate with refugees and interpreters.

It was unthinkable not to bring these journalism tools, although I knew we’d not use them much. Instead, my experience in the Middle East would come of use to anticipate fears,

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confusions, needs. The varying degree of language skills came in handy—Arabic, Kurdish, even French and of course English— combined nicely with my knowledge of the lay of this Balkan country, Croatia. Many times I had to answer that “I’m a journalist by profession but I’m here as a volunteer” to authorities, colleagues, friends or anyone who asked. But to a burdened mother who had walked hundreds of kilometers carrying a child in her arms, or to a man who looks for a warm jacket given that all his belongings had vanished into the Mediterranean sea, my profession didn’t matter, only my actions. In the last month and a half since the refugees started coming en masse to Croatia, the ratio of my journalism work to my volunteer work (sorting shoes in the warehouses, finding trucks to transport donations, escorting people to get medical help,

distributing hot meals, or just giving a hug) is 1 to 3. But the “one” is still there, still important. It is my duty to use the power of the word, however small, to make a potential impact. My commentary about self-organized volunteers appeared on-line in English and Croatian. Of course, I was not the only one. Several of my Croatian journalism colleagues also put down the pen or camera to provide free rides to refugees or distribute goods. Many of them continued to write at length about refugee-related stories. And other media professionals elsewhere turned journalism into civic actions—connecting, researching, analyzing, educating, informing—to further engage. A Norwegian paper organized a database of organizations, individuals

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and clubs available to help incoming refugees while the Dagbladet Information, a Danish daily, handed over the paper to refugees who’d been journalists in their own countries. (The leading article by an Iraqi Kurdish journalist living in Denmark was about the plight of women left behind by their migrating male relatives.) A phone rings again. I am making arrangements to sort out warm clothes for refugees at a warehouse for tomorrow. Later I am going to write an article about the role of the women volunteers for an on-line publication. As a journalism educator I hope that in addition to basic reporting skills, journalism schools would teach more about the fallacy of “objectivity” but the importance of balance, and about the need to combine human integrity with the professional one through direct experience and changing hats.


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FASHION FOWARD

Kostome

The antidote to FAST FASHION

BY FRE YA BOUL AKBECHE PHOTOGR APHER AMY JE ANCHAIYAPHUM

Kostome, the eponymous line of designer Kareen Smith, doesn’t have a big online presence. You cannot buy a single piece from a website, Pinterest page, Facebook group or Polyvore spread. In an oversaturated world of #ootd perfection and box stores, the very concept of being so under the radar would scare most prospective entrepreneurs into a cold sweat. Before mass-consumerism, there were trades. Each trade had apprenticeship and craft; a lifetime dedicated to the mastery of the skills and techniques required to be the best. Garment creation held a place of special privilege as being both a necessity and in many cases a luxury. Raw materials, designs, embellishments and finishing touches were orchestrated into a final piece to be worn, cherished and loved. Kareen herself, buys the fabrics, draws the inspiration, sketches the designs, creates the pattern, cuts the cloth, sews the pieces together and finishes all buttons, hems and pockets. Each garment is in the literal sense a product of blood, sweat and tears. The pieces in this issue are from a decade of curated looks from Kareen Smith Kostome. These are not your mother’s classics. Feast your eyes on silks, patterns, wools, cashmeres and cottons carefully selected from fabric mills only certain people in the know can find.

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Special thanks for loan of: Wisp earrings from the Tissu Collection Sterling silver, 18k gold and sapphires

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NOURRIR TABLE Forget the ham and turkey this holiday season, and bring delectable rabbit to your table. BY EXCUTIVE CHEF DAVID YUSEFZADEH OF R ADISH, CHICAGO

1 whole rabbit, broken down into quarters 1 large Portobello mushroom, washed and diced 1 cup diced white onion 2 cups diced carrots 3 large cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup celery, diced 6 each Hakurei turnips, washed and quartered 2 cups of Lacinato kale, rough chopped 1/2 cup dried cherries 1 sprig of rosemary 4 sprigs of thyme 1/4 cup sage 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 cups chicken stock or water

1. Season the rabbit pieces with salt and pepper and sear them in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. 2. Remove the rabbit once browned on both sides. 3. Add onions, garlic, celery and carrots and turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook until softened, approximately 5-6 mins. 4. Add white wine and reduce the wine until almost completely dry. Add the rabbit back to the pan as well as the herbs, turnips, kale and mushrooms. 5. Cover with chicken stock/water and simmer on medium low for 30-40 mins. 6. Add cherries and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

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COCKTAIL HOUR Go ahead. Mix yourself that Champagne Mint Julep after the gifts have been wrapped. You deserve it. BY HE ATHER MANLE Y, CROOKED WATER

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FINAL THOUGHTS aWOman, a poem by Judith Froemming,2015

“It slowly becomes clear; it takes a woman to end her own fear; to say, ‘Enough blame enough judgment and war enough deadly distractions in attempt to be more.’ It takes a woman to spit back out; tale of the bitten apple shoved down her throat that brought about, the curse of failure fall into sin role as traitor, to take back her power own her own life with all its conditions sans blame or strife, say, ‘So be it, here I AM, present and Loving aWOman, amen!’”

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