Spanish Chronicles: The story of “peasant shoes”
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Spanish Chronicles: The story of “peasant shoes”

Espadrilles – the chic fabric flats/heels with roped soles that have many summers over taken American fashion scene by storm and revolutionized wedged-shoes across the world. While many know these shoes are originally Spanish, few could imagine that in the early 14th century, these soles started out as being the common peasant footwear.  “Antigua Casa … Continue reading

ON THE ROAD : Vernazza, Cinque Terre – Italy’s tucked-away gem
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ON THE ROAD : Vernazza, Cinque Terre – Italy’s tucked-away gem

Late October of last year, floods swept through this little village and landslides buried its once charming winding routes in 14 feet of mud. I was devastated. It was, after all, my favorite destination in Europe. Today, I came by a recent CBS report on the small town and how it’s picking up the pieces, … Continue reading

Filling in the blank spaces – Coehlo’s “The Witch of Portobello”
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Filling in the blank spaces – Coehlo’s “The Witch of Portobello”

To be honest, Coehlo’s “The witch of Portobello” was a disastrous let-down after how much I had enjoyed “the Alchemist”. Coehlo said he was trying to understand his spiritual side in this book and truthfully, that might have just been its problem. It had too much “sermons” and straight theoretic talk on spirituality and religion, … Continue reading

[UK] East End – London’s Street Art Hub
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[UK] East End – London’s Street Art Hub

What is it that pops into your mind at the mention of : “London” ? It might be the iconic Big Ben, the Buckingham Palace, the Tower Bridge, the abundant museums, the Thames river, the immobile Queen’s guards, or the many red double-deckers that dot the streets.Quite shamefully, I have yet to truly discover any of … Continue reading