The definition of curiosity is a desire to learn or know about anything - pure inquisitiveness. I have always been curious. In my younger years I would jump from hobby to hobby, going to dance classes one month, then playing the violin the next. In my late teens and early 20's, my curiosity lured me… Continue reading Forever Curious
The snow has been falling hard this winter in Austria. The sun has been hiding behind thick clouds and spring feels very far away. For skiers and snowboarders, the Austrian Alps this year are a winter playground. But for summer-lovers like me, the snow isn't always fun. Thankfully, Spain isn't too far away, so we… Continue reading Valencia Design
A few hours south of Tirol in Austria lies another Tirol. Südtirol in northern Italy. Südtirol is home to turquoise lakes, rustic pizzerias and the legendary Dolomites mountain range. A sprawling expanse of peaks in the Italian Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temptation of exploring a new region was too hard to resist, so we… Continue reading Lunch in Misurina
Lesson number one. Use lots of cheese. And if cheese is not your style, then I'm afraid you're out of luck. Especially when it comes to the traditional Tirolean dish of Käsespätzle, an Austrian version of macaroni and cheese. Cheese is in plentiful supply in the Austrian province of Tirol, and dairy-farming is big business throughout the… Continue reading How To Cook Like A Tirolean
Living in the West End is great for many reasons. It's within walking distance to downtown, there are restaurants galore and modern high-rise developments jostle for space next to pretty heritage buildings. The downside though is the absence of a vibrant café scene with the usual coffee shop chains on every corner and independent businesses in the minority.
It’s winter in Vancouver, it’s raining and the sun has barely made an appearance for weeks. The mighty, coastal mountains are hidden behind thick grey clouds and venturing outside without an umbrella quickly becomes a foolish mistake. I dream of tropical beaches and warmer climates but my reality is Canada, so it’s time to accept the wet weather and… Continue reading Escape the rain