Tag Archive: travel

How Come Vietnam?

Chùa cầu, Japanese covered bridge circa 1590 once divided the town with Japanese on one side, Chinese on the other. Designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site, Hội An is a sweet little… Continue reading

Việt Nam chào buổi sáng!

It’s been a while and, oh how I’ve missed you so! Between selling our home, a quick move and a much longer renovation in the new loft, coupled with massive freelance jobs (for… Continue reading

Rural Marrakech + Jardin Issil

The last two days of my journey took me to Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin Marjorelle, five star camping at the Jardin Issil and a day long excursion into the Berber populated mountains of… Continue reading

Hello, Marrakech!

A trip to Morocco is the ultimate pilgrimage for surface designers and I was so fortunate to be able to work in a four day trip to Marrakesh during some down time! The… Continue reading

Welcome the Weekend in Bath!

I don’t think there is a single anglophile out there that doesn’t count a visit to Bath on their bucket list. Natural thermal spas, historic Georgian townhouses and ancient Roman ruins dating back… Continue reading

Portobello Crawl…

Just a few highlights from my lengthy stroll down Portobello Road this past Saturday. Assaulted as usual with the overwhelming spread of antiques, jewelry and inexpensive fashion, but also present was plenty of… Continue reading

while i’m at it…

…if you are interested (i know i would be), i’m going to share some of the tracks i had in heavy rotation while in vancouver. it got quite ecclectic at times but there… Continue reading

smoking lily…

…is a rare find in vancouver and hopefully an indication of more to come. my first round here in the green capital left me at a loss for shops that stock local designers… Continue reading

lodgings fit for a queen…

…on our overnight sojourn to seattle, we were urged to take our night’s rest at the sleek hotel max. billing itself as an art hotel (350 paintings by local artists), it boasts several… Continue reading

farming in rio…

…is not quite what this post is about! rather it’s about another retail experience at farm in ipanema. farm is an atelier in the zona sul specializing in modern clothing in vibrant prints… Continue reading

Welcome to the academia da cachaça…

…where I have to say, I was expecting more of an education. not to say the drinks weren’t good, because they were, but typical of brazilian culture, there was no up-sell! cachaça is… Continue reading


…not far from lapa where we went dancing. Yesterday was Pao de acucar and shopping via Leblon. I’ve got great footage of the ascent of the mountains and the native monkeys but alas,… Continue reading

Lagoa rodrigo and Ipanema…

…visiting the lagoa was a dream of mine since my last visit and it did not disappoint. The neighborhood surrounding is exquisite and possibly the most expensive real estate. Ipanema is where all… Continue reading

Happy new year from Ipanema!

Thanks William for house sitting! The weather here is beyond perfect! Tonight will be a HUGE party on the beach with live music, fireworks and offerings to the yoruban sea goddess Yemaja! Will… Continue reading

Checking in from Rio de Janeiro…

…finally arrived after a moderately long flight via no frills copa airlines. We hit the ground running in an effort to stave off jetlag. My partner has never been so after we met… Continue reading