PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRISTOPHER OTTAUNICK; HAIR: LISA VERLING, HIGH TECH HAIR SALON & SPA; MAKEUP: REBECCA MILLER, BLUSH HAIR SALON & MAKEUP STUDIO; MODEL: LORRAINE MCKINRY, EXPRESSIONS MODEL & TALENT AGENCY; VENUE: PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; WARDROBE: PROVIDED BY LORD & TAYLOR. SUIT DESIGNER: ELIE TAHARI; LUGGAGE: PROVIDED BY BRIGGS & RILEY
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The sun is setting on the East China Sea, and the haenyeo are hauling in the day’s catch: conchs and cucumbers, abalone and sea urchins and several pink, palm-sized octopuses, their suction cups clinging to everything in reach. Meanwhile, a crowd has gathered round, mostly restaurant owners replenishing their stock and tourists who, like me, have come to glimpse this treasure of Jeju’s past.