Upon entering Swing, you become overwhelmed by the eclectic and gorgeous decor, clothing, smells and the contagious smile of Swing's owner, Helena Greene. Swing is a high-end concept shop in the heart of Harlem, housing up-and-coming, high-end designers from around the world.
Instead of a tourist with a guide book and suitcase of wash and wear, I would have to be more like Sir Richard Burton, packing to explore Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Richard Burton didn't pack as much as I did.
While this writer was not able to see all 330 films from 49 countries over three days at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival -- the largest of its kind in the U.S. -- all or part of 98 shorts were seen.
No, my summer style conundrum can be summed up in two words: jean shorts. I love jean shorts... in theory. In theory, as soon as I put them on I instantly look exactly like Giselle Bundchen from the waist down.