One of my favorite ways to tour a new city is by delving into the art scene. For some cities, that might mean paying a visit (or two) to a famous museum while other destinations might take me to the street to view innovative graffiti and politically-driven murals. Fashion is also an art, as is music and I enjoy learning about these aspects just as much as I do traditional artwork. Here are ten cit[...]
As great as the weather is in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve been missing the street art that I got so used to seeing near my apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With that in mind, I headed to the trendy Mission District for a stroll through the mural-packed Clarion Alley, located between Valencia and Mission Streets.The Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) reminds me a little of the Bushwick[...]
November started off with a bang in Paris where I celebrated my 28th birthday and the fun continued on to Toronto. I had the pleasure of speaking at an impressive fashion & beauty blogger conference called at SPARK Sessions about the Power of Google+. It was an amazing experience and one that both challenged and excited me and I'm looking forward to filling you all in on that a bit later. Stay[...]
Not only does Megan Snedden have an awesome first name, but she's one of the most inspirational people I've met here in New York...and that's saying something. I recently took a photography workshop she was teaching and learned not only how to take better pictures, but I learned more about Megan as a person. Read below for her full story.Megan, when did you first discover your love for trave[...]
July started off with an unexpected trip to Lisbon. My husband had been invited to speak at The Lisbon Challenge and I was fortunate enough to tag along for the weekend. Technically, I had been to Portugal before but it was very short lived. I spent a memorable day in Faro during my semester studying abroad. It was meant as a pitstop on my way to see a friend who was living in Sevilla, Spain. Well[...]
In April I moved to Brooklyn and it didn't take me long to discover just how alive the street art scene is here. My new neighborhood is Bushwick, which seems to be the main hub for graffiti artists. A few weeks ago I wrote about how I discovered the existence of the Bushwick Collective and shared a few images.I first stumbled upon this outdoor gallery while on my way to drop off my first month[...]
It's not everyday that you get to chat with your favorite fiction writer but that's exactly what happened when I decided to reach out to Alexandra Potter on Twitter a few weeks ago. I was in the middle of reading one of her books, You're The One That I Don't Want, and was in near hysterics at a particular moment in the story. I decided to tweet how much I was enjoying the book and a few minutes la[...]
I only spent two days in Zagreb but luckily I managed to see an absurd amount of innovative street art before leaving. Our group was a bit unlucky with weather during our time in Zagreb but when the sun did shine, it was simply glorious. On my last night in town and during the last remaining hour of sunlight, I wandered toward the train tracks to spot graffiti.There is a long public wall along[...]
Before connecting the dots that I'd be visiting Indianapolis during the Indy 500 weekend, my main reason for heading the midwestern city was to check out their new Cultural Trail. I've always thought of Indy as more of a sports destination than anything else so when I learned about this urban bike and pedestrian connecting five of their downtown districts, I was eager to experience this for myself[...]
This is a guest post by Aline Mayard of was such a beautiful, cosmopolitan, and vibrant city in the 50’s and 60’s that it was known as the Paris of the Middle East. But the country was stroke by a civil war from 1975 to 1990 leaving the city in ruins.Ever since the 90s, the people of Lebanon have been rebuilding Beirut (without any urbanism plan). High-end towers and tre[...]
There are so many reasons why I love Norway and hopefully this photo essay will shed some light on the funnier side of this nordic country. These awesome Norwegian art oddities were spotted throughout my recent trip along the Western Coast.A Church Train - this bizarre structure is just outside the train station in Åndalsnes, where many tourists hop on and off the Rauma Railway. Although the t[...]
Any trip to Berlin is going to involve some level of street art and for the graffiti lover I that I am, you can say that I had a field day aimlessly wandering through the city's lively streets. Here are a few of my favorite sightings. Some you have most certainly seen before but hopefully a few of these are new to you as they were for me.Holly Golightly & Friends - spotted this one in the [...]