#AirFranceExpo: France is in the air

Air France Expo interactive experience

This week was all about Air France, France and being French. I’m not big on aviation news, but when it comes to great service up in the air, with a touch of vintage, I’ll be there! And so I put on my finest French outfit to honor the invite I had received for the Air France Expo press day on June 25th, for its first day exhibiting at Center 248 in Chelsea. First class? Check! French wine? Check! Your very own French chef? Check. As expected … [Read more...]

A roaring Jazz Age Lawn Party! And on meeting Gatsby

Safari at the Jazz Age Lawn Party

Saturday got off to a wrong start. I woke up with no voice, feeling weary and cranky. It was the beginning of a splendid day, yet I wasn’t feeling it. After an hour or so, I pulled myself out of bed and started getting ready, or so I tried. Why is the dress still wrinkled?! Why won’t my hair curl?! Where are my stockings?! I eventually got myself out the door at a very late 1:30pm. The Jazz Age Lawn Party had started since 11 am, yet I … [Read more...]

29! A Gatsby birthday to remember

Gatsby party 1920s The Back Room

Last Friday was my birthday. I’ve dreaded the day like none other, for it’s my last year in the 20s. Last year I can say I’m just a gal in her twenties. Last year to do all the things I wanted to accomplish before I turn 30. It’s overwhelming to say the slightest, because I know all the expectations I had for my life up to this point, simply won’t happen. Others will instead, as they very well already did. At the same time, I’ve grown on my … [Read more...]

The colors of Cuba. And how to play dress up

Old house in Camagüey

Color and Cuba go hand in hand like two peas in a pod. There is so much color in Cuba, a rush of bright happy colors no less, that it’s not surprising how much happier one can feel while here. The exuberance in color is simply staggering. Everyone talks about the classic cars of Cuba. But my utmost delight to document, all throughout the island, were not the cars – stunning in both color and make, of course – but the doors, the unbelievably … [Read more...]

Gogobot reloaded: my personalized guide to the world

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I’m always eager to discover new places, and I love to share them with my friends. I’m not just any type of traveler; I’m picky and I want it now. The same old bar down the block just doesn’t cut it anymore. I’m always on the go and so I need fresh new ideas for where to go, wherever I may be. Luckily so, I don’t have to use four different apps anymore. The fully re-designed Gogobot app has 23 new features to satisfy even a particular traveler … [Read more...]