The Six Sneaker Commandments We Should All Observe

Well, it’s that time of year again–the season of Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays and Buy All This Sh*t You Don’t Need Post-Thanksgiving Days. Instead of putting on my blinders, I decided to make some art in outright defiance. I present you with my bossy word bouquets. Each bundle represents a facet of Sneakerhead Culture…

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The best sneakers I’ve ever worn are the perfect inspiration to NOT BUY ANYTHING AT ALL this Black Friday

Y’all, these 10+ year old Sweet Classic Highs are the absolute best shoes I’ve ever had. They’ve been all over the world with me. The leather beauts are a constant source of inspiration. They’ve endured countless Lollapaloozas. I wore them on the longest hike I’ve ever taken (to Trolltunga in Norway). I bring them on…

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Exploring One of North America’s Most Livable Cities (pssst…it’s in Canada)

When I visited Calgary back in 2016, I shared my experience with you guys. After revisiting a few years later, I found it even more charming than the first go round. Calgary sits at the junction of the Bow and Elbow River, in the transition zone between the Rockies and the Canadian prairies. When you…

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Visit Banff, See the Ink Pots, Don’t Get Caught in Quicksand

Everywhere you drive in Banff is utterly amazing–from monstrous peaks to roaring rivers. Speaking of roars, you’ll most likely spot plenty of wildlife too. For that, you can thank the park planners who installed a series of animal overpasses and underpasses that have prevented countless wrecks over the last twenty or so years. It isn’t…

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Along The Iron Catwalks of Johnston Canyon

There’s no canyon hike quite like the Johnston Canyon trail. Travel back in time as we walk through the recent human history these rocky walls have known.

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The Giant Beehive & A Tea House in the Mountains Supplied by Helicopter

Last week, I shared a few photos from my walk around the Lake Louise Lakefront Trail in Banff. Just above those turquoise waters are many more hikes and sights, including the Beehive and Lake Agnes. The Beehive, pictured below, was named by J. Willoughby Astley in 1890, for obvious reasons. The lake directly below the…

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Banff is one BAMF’in National Park

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s time to say goodbye to this pair of Nike Zooms. Sadly, I blew out a sole while hiking. However, they took one hell of a victory lap. In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be sharing a Canadian adventure in Banff–one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever laid…

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My First Sneakers of 2020

For my birthday a few weeks back, my husband bought me these beautiful Nike Air Max 97s. It’s the first pair of shoes I’ve gotten in 2020. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ll be sticking to a new set of sneaker guidelines: The Six Commandments. It’s all a part of my journey to…

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how to be a relatively bad sneakerhead

If you want to be a terrible sneakerhead like me, then follow these 6 simple sneaker commandments.

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Just Don’t Do It

My dad and his family fled Cuba in 1961. Their lives were in immediate danger. They escaped to the United States–a feat many Cubans have staked their lives on for decades, past and present. The journey was a dangerous one–full of intrigue that could have ended disastrously. But along the way, people stood up for my family–advocated…

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