Finding Duende in Detroit
“Why?” was the first question many people asked when I told them I was going to Detroit for a long weekend. It’s undeniable that the crime statistics and news reports are off-putting. However, i...
Saving Mim’s House
Somewhere along the chocolate painted wooden fence is a gate, barely noticeable unless you’re looking for it. With a click of the old iron latch you find yourself inside. A short wooden walkway will...
Four Fair Dinkum Aussie Souvenirs
Want to pick up some fair dinkum souvenirs of your trip to Australia? Here are four true blue Aussie mementos to take home from the land Downunder. Outback gemstones What more appropriate birthstone f...
10 Things I Learnt The Hard Way Exploring NYC
Even with Google at your fingertips, a Lonely Planet in your back pocket, and oodles of research there are still mistakes or at least lessons to be learnt in travel – that is part of its ch...
An Open Fan Letter To Gloria Estefan
I’m scribbling this fan letter sitting in the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, New York City! Not only is this my first ever Broadway experience but very poetically, it is a show that is hugely signific...
Art on the Street – Tulum
An urban art project initiated by a local business owner in 2014 was the spark that set the Tulum street art scene alight. Murals of countless styles are popping up all over the Mexican town that lies...
Style Profile: Roberto Burle Marx
I first discovered Roberto Burle Marx on a quest to learn about Rio’s mosaic sidewalks. What a superstar I found! He’s not only responsible for those gorgeous decorative mosaics, but over two-thou...
Colours of Rio Carnival
I was hoping the 2016 Olympics would signal my return to Brazil. It’s been five years since my first Rio Carnival experience and I would like to go back and party like only Brazilians know how &...