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…

Read More

Exploring Vancouver: a shiny seaport by the seashore

For being in such a rainy part of the world, Vancouver is a brilliant place. The skies may be grey, but there is color in the streets (and the water ways). This coastal seaport was the first stop on a long weekend road trip to Whistler. Before I get ahead of myself. Let me show you…

Read More

Carhartt x Nike (when your favorite brands collaborate and you’re in Amsterdam)

Just before the holidays, Carhartt WIP and Nike came out with a beeeaaaauuutiful line of sneakers. (Yes, I’m very behind in posting.) As you probably guessed, it was a men’s line, but that would never deter me. I got a pair of the Air Force 1 07s. These little babes are covered in Dearborn Canvas,…

Read More

Art is Alive and Weird in Berlin

I recently visited the beautiful, odd, and eclectic city of Berlin. Everywhere you turn there is something packed with history or something covered in graffiti. It has a very distinct personality–one of resilience and the bizarre. As you wander the streets, you get the feeling that many of the residents want to give the old,…

Read More

ohhh! That’s why it’s called Venice.

To the west of Los Angeles lies the vibrant beachfront neighborhood of Venice. For many years, it was an independent city–until merging with LA in the 1920s. Today, it’s home to many artists, mystics, performers, and folks hoping to live close to the city center. It’s eclectic and terrifically odd. Walking the promenade along the…

Read More

Iamsterdam

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, is one of the most unique cities I’ve seen to date. The canal system leaves a beautiful footprint that people have creatively filled with homes, an abundance of art museums, and coffeshops aplenty. I love seeing cities that continue to thrive amidst their historical foundations–believe it or not, this place has…

Read More

Dublin: Ireland Sober Is Ireland Stiff

Holy smokes! Ireland is quite possibly one of the most breathtaking places on planet earth. I was lucky enough to spend a solid week there, driving around the country. These next few days I’m going to share a few of my favorite moments from the trip of a lifetime. It all started in Dublin. When…

Read More

The Happy Show.

I fell in love with Chicago the day I moved here. Three years later, and I still think this city’s got it goin’ on. Beautiful summer days and free art shows. You have to check out The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister in the Cultural Center. It really gets you thinking. I know the sign at the…

Read More