About the Author
Carine Fabius was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1956. At the age of eight, she moved with her family to New York, where she grew up until she heard the call of Miami's warm ocean and clear blue skies. In 1986 she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked in the public relations arena and later opened Galerie Lakaye, a home gallery now 15 years old, which offers art from the Caribbean and Latin America.
Ms. Fabius is involved in many creative endeavors, including running Lakaye Studio, which manufactures a line of henna body painting kits; creating a line of one-of-a-kind jewelry designs; and curating independent museum exhibits — but she enjoys writing best. She is the author of Mehndi: The Art of Henna Body Painting and Ceremonies for Real Life. She lives in Hollywood, California, with her French sculptor husband Pascal Giacomini and Tulip the dog and Dash the cat.