Sunday, March 30, 2014

Love Lore: Coffee & Romance

Wine, chocolate and oysters all have their rightful place in love lore, but can coffee play a part in a successful relationship?

A survey, conducted by Seattle’s Best Coffee, reveals:

• Nearly a third (32%) of coffee drinkers recommend morning coffee with a significant other as the best way to have a healthy relationship.

• The morning treat even beat out buying flowers (9%), going to the nicest restaurant in town (6%), and making grand gestures like buying jewelry (2%) as the top tip to have a healthy, happy relationship.

• This little coffee gesture may even be one of the first signs that love is in the air for new couples. For over a quarter of coffee-drinking Americans, staying for morning after coffee (28%) is the very first sign a relationship is getting serious, more so even than keeping a spare toothbrush at your sweetheart’s place (20%) or updating your relationship status on Facebook (14%).

• Couples that drink coffee together in the morning are more satisfied with their relationship. On average, couples spending 41 minutes of quality time together each morning are happier than those who do not spend any time together in the morning.

• On average, those who are very satisfied in their relationship drink a cup of joe with their significant other four times per week.

• One in three (32%) very satisfied couples drink coffee together every day.

• Nearly one in three (31%) coupled-up coffee-drinkers think their relationship would improve if their significant other brought them coffee in bed.

It seems as though Joe is definitely part of a love triangle!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Model Citizen Book - Linsey A. Daman

Naima Mora, Model, Performer and Recording Artist will be featuring the Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC in her upcoming book "Model Citizen."  The story is primarily about Linsey's history prior to founding the cultural arts center.  This is her first book of the Model Life Series.

For additional information about the book, please contact our center at  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seinfeld’s Producer: Listen to your Instincts

Warren Littlefield, former NBC president, speaking about trusting your intuition and perusing your professional ambitions.   An amazing clip - very articulate!

Directed / Produced by 
Jonathan Fowler & Elizabeth Rodd

Curriculum Vitæ Update

 French Curriculum Vitæ

J’ai commencé mon propre société qui s’appelle le centre culturel d’art de Saint Louis.  Je suis une femme d’affaires, une nouvelliste et une artiste de la scène ; ainsi je suis une professionnelle expérimenté dans le cadre des arts du spectacle.  A propos de l’édition, j’ai fait onze publications : des livres de poche, des livres audio, du dessin animé (la bande dessinée), de la musique instrumentale et des bruits de la nature.  Aussi, le centre culturel aide des pays du tiers-monde et faire la recherche.  Je voudrais faire une collaboration avec une autre société pour augmenter nos réussites. 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Act like a Lady, Think like a Man

Steve Harvey gives dating advice on The Ellen Show.  Please start watching at 7:42 for the best part when he discusses “playing vs. planning.”  This one expression alone will help you cut to the chase and become a better dater.  I couldn’t agree more.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Woman of Faith, Linsey - Locke

Finally a clip that demonstrates everything I’ve felt for years.  I know that I’m the female version of John Locke.  Symbolically speaking, I’ve also waited my whole life to be on “the island.”  Please watch…

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Latino LA News - Ethnicity & Flamenco Dance

Anyone can dance Flamenco if they desire; but audiences tend to expect a certain type of person performing this Spanish dance. 

My name is Linsey Daman, a professional Flamenco dancer who has been dancing for more than 20 years. My Flamenco training was in St. Louis by a fellow flamenco aficionado. I started my own performing arts company called the Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis but have the intention of opening a branch in LA to perform, offer shows and value the true art and passion of this fiery dance known as Flamenco.

Despite my dark hair, brown eyes, thick Spanish accent and authentic dress; I'm still considered by some a "gringa de flamenco." Race or ethnicity shouldn't matter when dancing; however honoring the traditions and respecting the dance itself should be more important in my opinion.  Despite my race, after many years of dancing I definitely understand and tener duende while performing. Since I look "Spanishy" enough to pass, most people don't think of my race as an issue but others are still challenged by a caucasian performing this dance. Nevertheless, I always welcome my audience in Spanish and explain linguistically how Olé is used differently for a bull fight vs. the traditional Flamenco dance. 

 Marbella, Spain Not only do I perform the dances but I present the cultural history and overview of Sevillanas, Alegrías, Bulerías, Fandangos, Farruca, Rumba Flamenca, Soleares, etc. In my professional opinion, I don't believe the average "gringa" would be familiar with this terminology. Please don't let the color of someone's skin be an issue when appreciating the fine art of dance. ¡Vamos a bailar!
You can reach me at if you have any questions or comments regarding Flamenco. ¡Gracias! 

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