Right Brain Bailiwick

Daniel Pink, right brainers

Marla recently turned me on to Daniel Pink’s book,  A Whole New World, Why Right Brainers Will Rule the World, and his argument about the importance of “Right Brainers” in the world of our future. I say “right on” to that! I fit the profile of the typical right brainer as “slightly disorganized, unpredictable and emotional.” It is said right brainers are “good with people and philosophical.” I use my left brain reluctantly and find more comfort with its creative neighbor. Author and artist, Austin Kleon, presents “A Whole New World” in a way we can easily grasp.

Daniel Pink, Auston Kleon, dreams

Reading up on Daniel Pink, “A Whole New World,” and Right Brainers led me down a few interesting roads, all fascinating! I found a great article on www.lifehack.org about “Left vs. Right Brain,” and “21 Reasons Why You Should not be Proud of Being Busy.” What an eye opener! Number 19 says “When you’re busy, you forget to dream.”
“Dreams fuel us. They let us break through our current state, and are the building blocks of desire. Without the dream, your passion and drive won’t be sustained long enough for you to actualize them. Dreaming is what allows seemingly ordinary people to do extraordinary things.” I have dreams about where I want to go and what I would like to create.

Wesco Fabrics, Dick Gentry

I have begun to set in place my building blocks for the creation of a new fabric collection for Wesco Fabrics; exciting, colorful and new! I am dreaming about how it will look and one word keeps appearing,…BEAUTIFUL!

***I was enthralled with Daniel Pink’s interview on Oprah! I think you will find him as transformative as Eckhart Tolle is for so many! This is a great listen for Right Brainers and our Left Brainers as well!



Photo credit: Dick Gentry, Austin Kleon, Thomas Rowski

Vail Weekend

Vail

Vail is known as one of the very best ski areas in the world, but summer is my favorite season to visit! The crisp Colorado mountain air is cool and rejuvenating. You can hike beautiful trails, take the gondola up or down the mountain and hike or cycle the other way, fly fish in mountain streams, relax by the pool, or dine in fabulous restaurants.  

Vail

We walked over the covered bridge on our way to the beautiful Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

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The Gerald Ford Amphitheatre features fabulous musical events including world famous classical orchestras, dance and pop concerts, some often free!.

Vail

The Alpine Gardens are lush with gorgeous blooms of every color. I highly recommend a visit!

Vail

The area between Vail Village, Lionshead and Beaver Creek is full of great accommodations from high luxury to affordable rentals. Manor Vail is a favorite of mine with a super location across from Gold Peak and a short walk to the center of the Village. It is right next door to the Alpine Gardens and the Amphitheatre.

Vail

Vail Village looks like a ski area in Austria with quaint shops, restaurants for every taste, and is great for strolling day and night.


Vail

Vail

We took a walk on Beaver Dam Road and Forest Road. The homes are amazing and the alpine landscaping is beautiful.

Vail

A fabulous home on Rockledge Road has a steep funicular for access to Forest Road. It was on the market last year for $25,000,000.

Vail

Sweet Basil and their sister restaurant, Mountain Standard, are two of my favorites for lunch or dinner. You have to love a sommelier who wears shorts and flip flops!

Vail

When you’ve had your fill of the fancy schmancy Vail lifestyle, it is fun to get out of town by bike or foot and explore mountain paths full of colorful wildflowers.

Please come by our Wesco Fabrics’ showroom or warehouse and say “Hi” if you are visiting our state!

***Video of Vail Village


Photos: Dick Gentry