Tag Archives: art
November 11, 2013

Gardens, Art & Soup: Things To Do in Marseille

Early in September I was sent on a lovely little assignment by Grown-up Travel Guide, which found me sat comfortably in 1st class on the TGV from Rouen to Marseille. Four fascinating and lux days in the European Capital of Culture! Gardens, art, caves, famous French fish soup and so much more were discovered on […]

August 21, 2013

Dining & Design at Droog in Amsterdam

A recent trip to Amsterdam found me recharging for a few hours at Droog, a light and lovely studio, cafe and hotel in the historical centre of this city known as “Venice of the North”. Crossing everyday objects with pleasing and functional art, Studio Droog is a beautiful space that offers well-designed and quirky pieces […]

May 12, 2013

The Artful Passages of Barcelona

Anyone that knows me knows I am fascinated by street art. No matter where you go in the world, you can always find that people have expressed themselves all over the city walls with colourful tags, designs and imagery. Barcelona is no different and displays it’s unique brand of art on practically every corner. Impossible […]

May 5, 2013

All the Things You Never Knew That Barcelona & Vancouver Have in Common

In case you don’t already know, Barcelona is fantastic. As in, Vancouver-fantastic. World-class-city-fantastic. A status often brought on by having hosted the Olympics perhaps. I knew this place was amazing when I stepped off the airplane and into the city via very easy, very modern public transportation. Barcelona was a glimpse of home for me […]

May 2, 2013

Discovering Local Life at the Sant Antoni Book Market, Barcelona

For me, getting to know a destination is more about observing the locals and discovering local life than always visiting the usual sites and attractions of a city.  I was happy to come across the Sant Antoni Market in Barcelona which is a daily food market, similar to La Boqueria except larger and without all the tourists. […]

March 12, 2013

A first time for everything: Plus Berlin Hostels & Hotel Review

There is a first time for everything. While I’m an experienced traveler, what a lot of people don’t know is that I am moreso an experienced business traveler. I have toted my cameras all over the world and have never really reflected my work in my blogging or photography but the reality is, for the last […]

February 16, 2013

Koko Mosaico: Colour & Love in Ravenna

Last June, while spending a fascinating and leisurely week in Rimini, a seaside village in the beautiful Emilia Romagna region of Italy, I discovered a family full of art, colour and love in the nearby town of Ravenna. Luca Barberini, owner of Koko Mosaico, is a young, talented and already renowned Italian mosaic artist. While the […]

January 26, 2013

C’est la Vie: 2012 in Pictures

I’ve been meaning to take a brief inventory of the last year, my favourite memories and subsequently my favourite photographs. In chronological order, here is a visual recap of what was an incredible year including an itinerary something like this: Canada, Italy, France, Italy, France, England, France, Canada, France. Oh la la! C’est trop!   […]

January 13, 2013

Paris: (Free) Art, Art Everywhere

Free art is quite literally everywhere in Paris, and while it’s easy to spend too much money in this glittery city, it is also quite easy to spend your time roaming the streets and discovering free hidden art in every nook & cranny, which is really how I spend my happiest hours here. I’m an […]

December 7, 2012

Oh la la! My Favourite French Cinema

Vive la France! – the birthplace of cinema and the 3rd largest film market in admissions and revenue in the world; its films are often overlooked by the brain-candy fed leaders, the United States. Contrary to much of American cinema (the word cinema seems to overstate the quality of films coming from state-side), French cinema is wonderfully […]