Tag Archives: photography
October 15, 2014

Making macarons in Paris & a peek into the Parisian home of a private chef

For many people Paris is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. A trip that is carefully saved for and planned for with a lot of expectation and excitement. What many tourists might not realize is that, while Paris is fascinating, historic and beautiful, it is also exhausting. You will walk for many, many hours in the city of lights, […]

June 7, 2014

7 Paris Instagrammers You Must Follow

Whether you are planning a trip to Paris, you are an avid francophile or are just plain in love with the city of lights, here are 7 of the best Paris instagrammers to follow, ones who will surely spark your passion for the most beautiful and most visited city in the world! Superchinois801 Always fantastically composed […]

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. […]

April 24, 2013

I See the Sea & a Few Other Things Too

It’s been about 15 years since I’ve seen the sea in Normandy, so a brief escape from Rouen, a breath of fresh salty air, a long walk and a quaint village was exactly what was needed to soothe my soul last Sunday. Good company, a picnic and even a stop at a castle made for […]

March 17, 2013

Out & About in Berlin: Photography Workshop

Katrina James is an Australian documentary and travel photographer living in Berlin. She also provides photography workshops and mentoring sessions just like the one a few of us bloggers enjoyed last weekend.  Learn how to translate what you see into a really great photograph; read more about Katrina’s sessions here. Our photography workshop started off warm […]

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 19, 2013

Christmas in Paris & The Legend Hotel

The Legend Hotel is lovely; shiny and modern and I was so happy to call it my home for a few sparkly Christmas days in Paris. Elegant and enchanting, I was greeted by a decor featuring clever owl lamps, artful tree branches, mini-lights and friendly front desk staff that smiled and appeased me by letting […]

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 […]