Snowing in Berlin
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 9:24AM
Isabel Manalo

First snowfall today in Berlin. Look down the street and the window under the red building -- is 'the Window' I've been messing around with ;-). 

 


The Jewel Suite at the New York Palace. Deisgned by Martin Katz. Only 25K/night. 

It's finally snowing in Berlin today. My girls scootered off to school in wool sweaters (they never wear wool -- they find it itchy) while Jeff is bathed in near 100 degree heat in Nigeria. I'm perched at my desk black coffee at my side. The news is  always 'heartwarming'....the NYT chose to make Hollande's ridiculous affair the front page today. What a joke on so many levels.  In the meantime, I'm keeping up with the World Economic Forum happening this week in Davos that will address the growing inequality in our global feudalist state -- according to an Oxfam report as written in the Guardian, the 85 richest people in the world are as wealthy as the poorest half. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/20/oxfam-85-richest-people-half-of-the-world It's certainly not a surprise but as wealth and power always go together, it is a concern. And right before this article I read this one in the NYT's featuring hotels offering uber luxury rooms for these very same 85 people at prices reaching $28,000/night!: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/business/28000-a-night-hotels-race-to-cater-to-the-superrich.html

Tomorrow there will be some new surprises in the window. For now, I'm off to my first snowy run of the year. 

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