Well, this is chilly Toronto, Ontario. About 3 million people call the metropolitan area home, and that population is steadily on the rise. Believe it or not, it’s also a multicultural hub. Over half of the residents were born somewhere else. In fact, over 180 languages are spoken here. Along with a vast array of…Read More
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The only sneakers I bought in 2021…and they’re not Nikes
Well, it’s the first day of 2022. Seems like the perfect procrastinated moment to share the only sneakers I bought in 2021. INTRODUCING MY NEW AllbirdsWOOL RUNNERS Over the last few years, I’ve limited my personal consumerism. For this lifelong sneakerhead, that means I’m buying WAY less. In 2020, I only got one fresh set…Read More
This Villa-Filled Vacation Spot Lived Up to The Hype
Well, I took the train from Milan to Como. Tickets were cheap and the ride was only 30 minutes. After leaving the train station, a giant hand immediately greets you. The Monumento ai Caduti per Servizio is dedicated to wounded service people. Lake Como, which is shaped like an upside down “Y,” is located in…Read More
If you’re never overdressed in Milan, then you should always wear sneakers.
A while back I was lucky enough to spend a week in Milan. What an incredible city. It’s old. It’s new. The locals are impeccably clad in clothes way cooler than anything you could pull out of your closet. And let’s not forget the food and wine. The first tourist-y thing I did was visit…Read More
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Welcome to the sovereign city-state of Monaco! It’s the world’s second smallest nation, after Vatican City. It isn’t even an entire square mile, but has a population of 39 thousand people–and 32% of those folks are millionaires. Every day the city’s headcount nearly doubles during work hours as people from France and Spain commute in…Read More
The Eagle’s Nest of the French Mediterranean
And now, the final stop on my tour of the South of France: Èze. But first I’d like to mention what a pleasure driving has been. The country roads are just as fun as exploring the towns along the way: from vineyards to lavender fields to intensely blue waters. Èze, referred to as the eagle’s…Read More
Welcome to French Hollywood!
Cannes, once a tiny fishing village named for its reedy shore, is now a grand stage of competition for film makers ’round the world. The commune is most known for the film festivals they hold every year: 1.) Cannes Film Festival2.) Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity But this picturesque city has more to offer…Read More
The World’s First NikeTown
For about 12 rainy hours, I enjoyed one of Europe’s favorite summer getaways. But it wasn’t summer and it wasn’t sunny. However, in no way did that prevent me from enjoying the beautiful beach town of Nice, France. The soaking wet streets reminded me of Paris. Sure, it looks wonderfully old and quaint. But Nice…Read More
Happy October from this French ghost village, too steep for its own good
If Gordes and Ménerbes weren’t enough to quench your South of France thirst, let me show you around Oppède. There are actually two parts of the sleepy little town: 1.) Oppède 2.) Oppède-le-vieux For centuries past, the region saw much violence, forcing early inhabitants up the rocky outcropping to fortify themselves. This area is now…Read More
A British Author Moved to This Perched City in the South of France. His Book Set the Tiny Town on Fire.
Next up on our tour of the French countryside is Ménerbes, another breathtaking commune atop the Luberon mountains. With a population just under a thousand people, the small town feel is painfully cute in all the best ways. British author, Peter Mayle, settled in Ménerbes in the 1980s. His most popular book, A Year in…Read More