Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden by his adoptive family, Chef Marcus Samuelsson currently resides in the United States with his wife, model Gate Maya Haile. Samuelsson, a TV personality and “Top Chef Masters” champion, runs his restaurants Red Rooster Harlem and Ginny’s Supper Club in New York and Norda in Gothenburg, Sweden. His latest project is his memoir, “Yes, Chef” (Random House, $27).
After almost 16 years together, the Donnas are still going strong with their hard-rocking live shows. Their latest album, “Bitchin’,” proves that this group hasn’t lost its punk roots or its feverish love of rock. The band, which owes more to the Ramones than it does to the Runaways, includes lead singer Brett Anderson, guitarist Allison Robertson, bassist Maya Ford and drummer Torry Castellano, who says that thanks to years of touring, the band has gotten to see a good chunk of the world — a perk of their job.
September 30, 2008
Posted by: Jae-Ha Kim
Category: Go Away With...
Tags: "How to Walk Away", "When I Grow Up", Blake Babies, Bolivia, depression, eating disorder, Ireland, Juliana Hatfield, Morocco, Northern Africa, Sweden
Juliana Hatfield had a knack for penning clever songs with her group the Blake Babies. She was an indie sensation. What her fans didn’t know was that Hatfield was battling an eating disorder and depression. With her telling memoir “When I Grow Up” (Wiley, $24.95), Hatfield describes her life as a rock star. She also writes about being filled with self-doubt. Hatfield, who also has a new CD out called “How to Walk Away,” is an avid traveler who got the bug to get up and go at a young age.
Scandinavia is known for its high standard of living and its equally high prices. But by using Frommer’s Scandinavia on $50 a Day and doing a little bargaining, we were able to find decent accommodations at reasonable prices. We spent one week each in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and spent $1,000 apiece on lodging, food, transportation (not including the $700 round-trip airfare) and entertainment. We didn’t go hungry, we weren’t overly exhausted, and we weren’t bored. It wasn’t that difficult, really. We decided to travel by train from city to city, rather than by car. By sleeping on the longer journeys, we could save a night at a hotel.