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Colours of Cuba
March 30, 2017
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Colours of Cuba
The colours of Cuba are a palette of vibrant pastels faded under the Caribbean sun, maybe a metaphor for the country itself. Sorbet hues of tropical sea inspired green-blues and blue-greens shine alongside blushing pinks, terracotta oranges and mellow yellows. While admiring this seemingly idyllic, multi-hued haven – it pays to keep in mind the […]
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
December 15, 2016
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
2016 has been an exciting year of travel, exploring in and around our new base in the Midwest U.S.A plus international sojourns to Canada, Cuba, Mexico and home to Australia. To celebrate a year in travel, here I share a pictorial of our 2016 adventures, including many never-before-published photos.
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Inside A Unique Cuban Casa
November 15, 2016
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Inside A Unique Cuban Casa
If you’ve ever seen the first Sex and the City movie, you will know the scene where Carrie walks into a dreamy New York City apartment that’s for sale and imagines herself as the owner and resident. Striking a pose in a sun-drenched doorway she greets an imaginary guest – “Hello, I live here!” – […]
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Cuban Architecture: Doors of Delight
November 10, 2016
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Cuban Architecture: Doors of Delight
One of the wondrous and most magical things about Cuba is its architecture. Few buildings are fortunate enough to be maintained or restored, but even in their dilapidated and decaying state, the beauty of the remaining structure shines through. Colonial Spanish and French, Moorish, Gothic, Romanesque, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid-century Modernism are all represented […]
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Art on the Street – Cuba
November 3, 2016
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Art on the Street – Cuba
Considering the difficulty of getting paint in Cuba, it is surprising to find a vibrant street art scene, particularly in La Habana. Murals by local and international artists adorn the crumbling remains of buildings in the old quarter, showcasing various styles and an abundance of talent. Take a walk with me down the streets of […]
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An Open Fan Letter To Gloria Estefan
September 1, 2016
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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 significant to me personally. Tonight I’m seeing On Your Feet! The story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan. It seems my 2016 […]
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Art on the Street – Tulum
August 25, 2016
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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 on the Yucatan Peninsula, enclosed by seaside jungle. Tulum is the current hotspot for those wanting to explore […]
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Style Profile: Roberto Burle Marx
August 18, 2016
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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-thousand garden designs across twenty countries. Not to mention the inspired jewellery collections, theatre sets and costumes, art and tapestries he designed or created […]
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Colours of Rio Carnival
August 11, 2016
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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 – with music, colour and drama, that doesn’t stop for a tropical deluge or two. I’d like to sip […]
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Art on the Street – Isla Mujeres
July 21, 2016
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Art on the Street – Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres has all the fine white sand and sparkling turquoise waters one can expect from the Yucatan Peninsula, not to mention the seasonal whale shark migration, excellent snorkelling and superb sunsets. However it isn’t resting on its lofty laurels. The Island community also offers excellent food, handicraft shopping, vibrant streetscapes and an impressive exhibition […]
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A Catalogue of Cuba’s Classic Cars
May 5, 2016
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A Catalogue of Cuba’s Classic Cars
Need I explain why Cuba’s classic cars are so cool? I’m not even a “car person” and I could sit in a street-side bar for hours, mojito in hand, watching this living museum of automobiles parade by. You see this is particularly unusual for me. I come from a family of motorsport enthusiasts. My father is a mechanic, who […]
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Art By Nature: Amazonian Butterflies
August 20, 2015
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Art By Nature: Amazonian Butterflies
A small collection of winged beauties that I photographed in the forest around Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian and Argentine border. I was blown away by the variety and abundance of tiny dancers that fluttered around me. I only wish my photography skills could keep up! I have done my best to identify each species, […]