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

Swimming in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is home to some of the prettiest blue waters you will ever lay your eyes on. That being said,  if you need appropriate attire to enjoy these gorgeous waters then there’s a plethora of designers to meet your swim attire needs.

I have to say that I have been a little disenchanted by swimwear lately. The reason for this may be two fold and one of them may have to do with the fact that I am an architect by day. Have you ever heard of form follows function? A lot of swimwear these days just don’t look like they’ll stand up to getting wet or doing any sort of strenuous activities. They look like they’re just made for boat cruise parties and posing on the sand. Others just seem to be the least amount of covering without being deemed as indecent exposure.

But all of that aside, today, I am sharing with you a few Caribbean swimwear designers. I do hope that if you decide to go to the beach in the Caribbean that you will do so donned in an ensemble by one of these designers.

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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 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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