Sunday, 23 June 2013

The pearl of the Atlantic

Overlooking Funchal
Madeira island is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Atlantic", and if you've ever had the pleasure of visiting, you understand why.  It's as beautiful and demure as a pearl necklace in 1955. Until you hit the sea side poncha bar, then it's like South Beach. 

Friday, 14 June 2013

South Beach in my own backyard?!?!?!

Have you ever gotten up on a Sunday morning, gone for brunch and then wished you were at Niki Beach Miami sipping on one of their outrageously delicious mojitos? I have, a lot. So much so that I've started growing my own mint in my yard.... mmmmm But a party for one in my backyard is not really a party at all.  That's why I'm so happy that Muzik Beach is opening this weekend!!!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Patagonia flat: it's all relative

Things that are flat: the of of a top hat, the prairies, the top of the desk my computer is sitting on.

Funny, Patagonia didn't make it on my list.  That's because the hikes are NOT FLAT, no matter how cute your guide thinks the term "Patagonia flat" is, it doesn't make the trail any flatter.  Nope, not at all.  

Friday, 7 June 2013

My first Thursday at the AGO

Since October of 2012, The Art Gallery of Ontario has been throwing a party on the First Thursday of every month.  Let me guess, you had no idea this was happening?  I was kind of out of the loop too until last night. 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

This ain't no Nutcracker, Carmen is a ball-breaker

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the opening night of David Bombana's Carmen.  With not one frilly tutu or tiara in sight this is not the ballet you're used to.  It's raw, passionate and dark.  

Monday, 3 June 2013

Follow the graffiti, it knows the way.

Barcelona is a beautiful city covered in graffiti. It's on walls, old doors, new doors, security doors covering storefronts.  Everywhere.  And it's not like some of the graf-art I've become accustomed to at home, it's tagging and it's ugly.  It also makes it difficult to navigate.  Is this a good area to be wandering through or not?  Well, it seems to be well lit and there are people around so it must be safe, right? And luckily for us we felt safe the whole way through even if at first we hesitated a little before wandering the streets of Barcelona.  And if you can look past all the graffiti, then you're in for a real treat. Barcelona has a lot to offer spiritually, artistically, socially and tastily.