PERSPECTIVES ON BEAUTY

What do a fashion designer, landscape architect, ayahuasca evangelist and shark conservation biologist share in common?

On the outside, not much! But each observes a different facet of beauty, the theme of our March issue. The late Lee Radziwill famously said that “taste is an emotion.” In our view, beauty is not just a pretty face — it’s a feeling. And rather than lavish this edition with beautiful people wearing beautiful things (although we certainly don’t disappoint on that front), the Gazette takes a moment to celebrate a few of the unsung artists who lift our spirits to enhance life’s beauty. We also look for beauty in unexpected places. A windswept California landscape that lacks greenery (but not soul). A squid that changes colors at the “speed of thought.” An ancient hallucinogen. (Oh yes, we went there.)

Prepare to be intrigued…

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    They seem to have little in common: the surfer, the hang glider, the competitive equestrian and the “vintage” baseball umpire.…
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