Thursday, March 31, 2011

la dolce vita

Just some favourite quotes to share on traveling :)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


We took a trip to Cuba in January, though the weather wasn't perfect, the trip was just what we needed - some rest and relaxation! We stayed at the Tyrp Cayo Coco, one of the 10 or so resorts on the island. Though the resort grounds were fine, I found the rooms themselves a bit dated. 

Our first trip to Cuba was 2 years ago, and we went to the island Cayo Largo, which was exactly how we pictured a Caribbean island - warm turquoise water, shallow sandbanks that you can walk out seemingly forever, white sands, and the kind of clear and strong sunshine you only get in the Caribbean. Apparently Ernest Hemingway fell in love with Cayo Guillermo back in the 60s, on the northeast tip of Cayo Coco, I think he should have visited Cayo Largo as well ;)

hotel lobby

some other beautiful island in the Caribbean
Cayo Largo
*Picture of me by M.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Event photography: Talen Events Relaunch

A while ago my friend Amalia relaunched her event planning business, Talen Events at Room Service Restaurant Toronto

Amalia kindly invited me to document the evening, and here are some photos. For more, you can visit her brand new website here.