Travel Diaries: Road trip to Suriname

In case you didn’t know, Suriname is to the east of Guyana. A little history – Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana were all called Guiana a very long time ago but then the different European monarchies came to an agreement and split the country up into three – Dutch, British, and French Guianas. Eventually, British Guiana acquired their independence becoming Guyana and Dutch Guyana became Suriname after their independence. Each speaks their language of their last reigning crown.

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Travel Diaries: Explore Guyana

A few weekends ago, I went on a little road trip to a place in Guyana called Parika. Parika is on the Essequibo River (the largest river in Guyana). I wanted to use this platform to showcase the beauty of places in Guyana and decided to share a few photos from this road trip with you here.

Sunday is market day in Parika. The market is very close to the stelling, Read More

Travel Diaries: Key West

A weekend or two ago, I went on a road trip to Key West. This wasn’t my first trip to the keys. The others were all day trips and every single time we had got down to Key West it was pouring. One day it poured so much that cars were floating around. This time, I was hoping that it would be much better than previous trips.

Back in September, hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean and the state of Florida up from the keys all the way up to the gulf coast cities and mashed up some areas along it’s journey. Islands like Antigua Read More

Travel Diaries: Villa Vizcaya, Miami

A few weekends ago, I made the trek down to sunny Miami with the aim of going to Villa Vizcaya. If you don’t know, I’m an architectural and interior designer at a boutique firm that does high end residential so this trip was right up my alley. Miami was hot! Way too hot but Villa Vizcaya was a sight to behold.

Villa Vizcaya was owned by Deering who was an agriculturalist way back in the day. It is built along the shore, is Read More

Travel Diaries: Origami in the Gardens

A few months ago, Kimberly from sensiblestylista.com shared an Origami in the Gardens post that captured my attention. It turns out that the event was a few hours south of me in the Naples Botanical Gardens and I had to go. Origami in the Gardens is a sculpture exhibit held outdoors and is moving around the country. It is by Kevin and Jennifer Box. The next stop is Chicago so anyone in that area between now and October should definitely go see it.

I have always had an interest in the craft of paper folding. It is mind blowing the number of different things that can come from one simple piece of paper, and made only out of valley and mountain folds. I’ve tried to fold origami pieces of my own and I can surely say that I have the utmost respect for people who have the patience, focus, and dedication for this craft that makes exquisite things simply from folding paper.

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