I left my ❤️❤️❤️ in Amsterdam

What is it about Amsterdam that we love so much? There is something electric about Amsterdam. It has a gravitational pull on my heart, but that’s okay. I love it. The city, the architecture, the history, the culture, the politics, the design, the innovation, the way of life merge into this beautifully blended city and life experience. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit on multiple … Continue reading I left my ❤️❤️❤️ in Amsterdam

Rotterdam: A thriving and innovative city you need to check out

Introduction Rotterdam is a city that was reborn after the second world war. After much of it was destroyed during the war, it regained its position as a port hub and reimagined itself as a modern city, built into the leftovers of old Rotterdam. Some of the country’s most iconic contemporary buildings, such as the Cube Houses and the Central Library, are in Rotterdam. Popular … Continue reading Rotterdam: A thriving and innovative city you need to check out

The Wandering and Food Obessed Team of Salt Design Co.

I had the opportunity, earlier this year, to interview Daphne and Lucy from Salt Design Co. based in Vancouver, BC. The conversation delves into the processes of starting a business, being female entrepreneurs, travel, and of course, all their favourite things to do in Vancouver. I chose to write about these incredibly talented, witty, fun, and creative women because I see them as visionaries in … Continue reading The Wandering and Food Obessed Team of Salt Design Co.

Hunter and Hare: Consignment with Heart

Introduction Hunter & Hare (HH) is one of my favourite shops in Vancouver, Canada. Since its inception five years ago, I have not only found a way to give textiles a second life, I’ve made near and dear friends, elevated my wardrobe, all while helping to support a local business. I was lucky enough to meet Jo and Micki while working at DavidsTea in Gastown, … Continue reading Hunter and Hare: Consignment with Heart

Culinary Adventures in East L.A.

Los Angeles (L.A.) is an epicentre of cool. The L.A. vibe is reflected in culture, fashion, politics, sports, and lifestyle. It’s exerting itself as an influential hub for art, culture, food, and design next to heavy-weights like New York, Tokyo, Paris, and London. However, the urban sprawl leaves something to be desired, which is arduous if you are used to high-density cities with well-connected transit … Continue reading Culinary Adventures in East L.A.

Jiufen – A Mesmerizing Mountain Labyrinth

A town set high up in the mountains, in the northeast of Taiwan, Jiufen has a folkloric reputation. The winding road up provides incredible viewpoints of the surrounding lush tropical forests, with temples and houses nestled deep within them, with only the tops of their roofs poking through the canopy. If you’re lucky, you can see down to the ocean below. A breath-taking view of … Continue reading Jiufen – A Mesmerizing Mountain Labyrinth

Taipei – A Cultural & Culinary Adventure

The city is bustling, dense, and cultured. A beautiful blend of old and new as the city modernizes its cosmopolitan roots. Despite the concrete jungle that is a compact city of 2.6 million people, the side street culture is mesmerizing; different areas will yield concentrations of different foods, shops, bars, and markets. While green space offers respite from the city and the thick humidity that … Continue reading Taipei – A Cultural & Culinary Adventure

Taichung – Street Food Heaven

City Overview The second-largest city in Taiwan, Taichung is spacious despite being a growing metropolitan center, with ample green space and walking paths throughout the downtown core. Although considered a slower pace to Taipei by locals, it felt both fast-paced and sleepy at the same time, with many of the same offerings as its bustling and dense neighbour Taipei. If you are driving to the … Continue reading Taichung – Street Food Heaven

Mexico City – Beautiful Chaos

Mexico City is bursting at the seams. There is an energy in the city, a groundswell of change happening, re-shaping the city through restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and art. These shifts are placing Mexico in the spotlight on the world stage, showcasing a heightened degree of pride and ownership in its culture as it is reimagined in a contemporary setting. The coffee culture has exploded looking … Continue reading Mexico City – Beautiful Chaos