How Bangkok’s Khao San Road became the world’s most famous travel hub

Once upon a time, the locals peddled rice on Bangkok’s Khao San Road. Lots of it.



a group of people walking down a busy city street: Khao San Road, pictured in this file photo taken in 2015.


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Khao San Road, pictured in this file photo taken in 2015.

Barge after barge paddled, and later motored, down the vast Chao Phraya River and into the mouth of Banglamphu Canal, where they dropped off thousands of tons in jute sacks to wholesalers in the neighborhood.

By the end of the 19th century, Banglamphu district was by far the largest rice market not only in Bangkok, but anywhere in Siam, the world’s largest rice growing nation.

Smaller vendors opened shops south of the canal, where a dirt-track alley became so thick with the rice trade that King Chulalongkorn ordered a proper road built in 1892. Running only 410 meters, the cobbled strip wasn’t grand enough to be named after a historic Thai figure or nation-building principle,

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Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Advances Legacy under New Executive Team

Initiatives already launched or in the planning stages under the new leadership team include curriculum updates designed to embrace distance education, additional student and career services resources to elevate student outcomes, and a focus on becoming the employer of choice in the communities we serve. The University is also pleased to announce the launch of a new aesthetics program at the Janesville, WI campus, and an expansion of the Bridgeview, IL campus to accommodate growing student demand on Chicago’s South Side.

These projects and others build on the legacy of hair salon and day spa visionary Mario Tricoci. Mario founded Tricoci University to raise the bar in beauty education and produce the most highly skilled professionals in the industry.

Today, 16 years later, the University remains at the forefront of beauty industry training. Even in 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tricoci University exceeded

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Feature Documentary about Fashion Designer ELIE TAHARI to be released March 2021, directed and produced by David Serero

Fashion Designer and Mogul Elie Tahari, has been living the American Dream for more than 50 years. He came to New York in 1971 with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar fashion empire.

“The United States of Elie Tahari” is the first documentary ever produced about Elie Tahari, filmed during 2020. Directed & Produced by David Serero, this highly anticipated documentary tells the life of Elie Tahari from his birth and origins (born in Israel with Iranian parents) throughout all of his achievements and legacy. Part of the documentary is also dedicated to Tahari’s creative process and endurance in the fashion world. Several fashion personalities such as Fern Mallis (aka the Godmother of Fashion), Fashion designers Nicole Miller and Dennis Basso, Arthur S. Levine, WallStreet Journal Fashion Journalist Terri Agins, Instagram influencer Julia Kananovich, artist Lynna Davis,

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Here’s what went down at Copenhagen Fashion Week

It’s a city known for its colourful, creative approach to clothes, and this week Copenhagen’s biannual fashion week delivered fun, free-spirited fashion in full force.

While thanks to the online-only format sightings of the Danish capital’s famously snappily dressed street style set have been notably lacking, the designers themselves rose to the challenge of presenting their autumn/ winter 21 collections digitally, with a schedule of beautiful fashion films and audience-free runway shows. 

Joining the lineup for the first time on Tuesday was high street heavyweight H&M, with the fashion week debut of its premium Studio collection. Designed at the retailer’s Stockholm atelier, the limited edition spring/ summer 21 offering, which will hit stores February 18, was inspired by adventure and treasure-seeking explorers, with octopus-like tasselled skirts, over-the-knee leather boots and pirate hats providing Jack Sparrow references aplenty.    



a person walking down a street: Gestuz AW21Imaxtree


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Elsewhere, practicality and colour were overarching

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