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A WHITEWASHED MOMENT ON THE STREETS OF CHORA | AN IDYLLIC AFTERNOON ON MYKONOS

The whitewashed streets of Mykonos are iconic. The world has been inundated with images of its white buildings, blue doors and cobblestone streets, since Greece first marketed itself as a perfect summertime vacation destination. Not too much has…

VIDEO: THE WOMAN CHALLENGING COLOMBIA’S POVERTY AND FIGHTING AGAINST TEENAGE PREGNANCY | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND CATALINA ESCOBAR

Never in my life have I met a woman with such determination. Catalina Escobar, one of CNN’s Heroes of 2012, is a Colombia native who founded the Juan Felipe Escobar Foundation in 2000 after the tragic death of her 16-month-old son, Juan Felipe. As a volunteer in Cartagena’s largest and most ill-equipped hospital, Catalina also witnessed the deaths of…

LUNCH WITH WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK AT HOTEL DES GALERIES IN BRUSSELS

In the small restaurant at Hotel des Galeries in Brussels, Belgium – the highly designed space sits awaiting guests for lunch. I stopped-in recently before meeting a friend to have a little fun with the camera. I love the angular and minimalist furniture you see scattered around the space. Designers Fleur Delesalle…

A RELAXING MORNING ON THE TERRACE AT THE RITZ CARLTON HERZLIYA | STAYING FASHION-FORWARD WITH THE MUSLIN BROTHERS

Tel Aviv is a city where things are rapidly changing, especially in the fashion scene. One brand moving the dial is the forward-thinking label, the Muslin Brothers. The designers use incredible silhouettes that accentuate certain parts of the body, while letting their pieces remain oversized and modern in…

VIDEO: AMERICA’S FIRST OPENLY GAY IMAM IN THE ISLAM FAITH | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND IMAM DAAYIEE ABDULLAH

Imam Daayiee Abdullah is America’s first openly gay imam in the Islam faith. Born Sidney Thompson in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan – Daayiee was raised as a Christian and lived with parents who were religious but progressive in their thinking. He describes his upbringing as one where activism was promoted and dialogue encouraged, Daayiee was…

AN EARLY MORNING WITH WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK AT GALERIES ROYALES SAINT-HUBERT IN BRUSSELS

Early one recent and chilly December morning in Brussels I ventured out of my warm hotel to do some early holiday shopping. Of course I had the option of visiting the beautiful Christmas market but I opted for the covered Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert where I could purchase everything from chocolate to handmade lace. I wanted something cozy to wear that was…

VIDEO: THE RINGLEADER BEHIND SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST INSPIRING PUBLIC ART | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND FARIS AL-SHATHIR

Faris Al-Shathir, the young co-founder of New York’s public art rooted non-profit “BOFFO”, has facilitated some of the most interesting collaborations between the worlds of art, fashion and architecture. His idea for BOFFO was born out of a bad economy and a desire to bring together people who could…

A LUXURIOUSLY SIMPLE CHUNKY KNIT | MARKET-HOPPING WITH ISSEY MIYAKE’S AUTUMN/WINTER 2014

Issey Miyake is a Japanese label with a global sensibility, and Yusuke Takahashi is it’s leader. Infusing an incredibly unique and memorable design aesthetic is what makes each of his shows remembered season after season. His autumn/winter 2014 collection saw a large amount of…

VIDEO: THE ARCHITECT OF NEW YORK’S MODERN MENSWEAR MOVEMENT | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND SIKI IM

Siki Im fell into fashion design, but it was a happy accident. The designer known in New York for his stunning and thought-provoking menswear conceptualized and constructed in the United States, is someone with barrels of talent and passion for his work. His collections are never what they appear, often referencing…

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05.01.15

Destination: Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria is one magical city. The birthplace of classical music, fantastical architecture, the Sacher torte and the most incredible museums on the planet – this is one of Europe’s most beautiful places. Located in Northern Austria, Vienna was the seat of the powerful Hapsburg empire and, today, is a world-class destination ripe for exploration. You can come here to relax and surround yourself with stunning art and indulge in the famous strudel, Spätzle and wiener schnitzel. Vienna is unique and you won’t want to miss this week’s curated look at the best the city has to offer.

05.01.15
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Where To Stay In Vienna | Hotel Sans Souci

In the beautiful neighborhood of Spittelberg, in the buzzing center of Vienna, sits one of the city’s most beautiful and luxurious hotels, Hotel Sans Souci. The building is historic, being built in 1872, and has operated as a hotel for most of its existence. Somehow, you can feel that as a guest. Hospitality flows through the veins of…

05.01.15
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Vienna’s Best Experiences | An Afternoon At Cafe Mozart

Named after the famous composer, Café Mozart was founded back in 1794, just years after the legend’s death. Throughout its time, the café has hosted many of Austria’s most famous musicians, composers and writers, all who came to pass the time and take a drink. Stop by and enjoy one of the many specialty house coffees, including the “Mozart,” a double mocha with…

04.30.15
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Vienna’s Most Striking Works Of Art | “The Fall Of Adam” By Hugo Van Der Goes

“The Fall of Adam” is a painting housed in Vienna’s beautiful Kunsthistorisches Museum. It was painted after 1479 by the Belgian artist, Hugo Van der Goes. The painting is oil and is said to depict the origin of sin, as spoken about in the Bible. The artist was said to be suffering from a mental illness at the time the artwork was created and…

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Vienna’s Top Attractions | The State Opera House

The Vienna State Opera is an opera house, and opera company, with a history dating back to the mid-19th century. It is located in the center of town and was originally called the Vienna Court Opera. In 1920, with the replacement of the Habsburg Monarchy by the First Republic of Austria, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera. The members of the…

04.29.15
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Vienna’s Most Striking Works Of Art | “Young Hare” By Albrecht Dürer

One of my favorite works of art in Vienna, Austria is “Young Hare”, a watercolor, by German artist Albrecht Dürer. The piece was painted in 1502 and hangs today in the beautiful Albertina Museum. This piece is special because of its scientific accuracy and almost life-lifke appearance. The artist was able to capture the hare’s stance, eyes and hair pattern in the most…

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Vienna’s Best Experiences | Eating At Restaurant 1070

Restaurants in Vienna, Austria come in a large variety, but few offer the level of cuisine, uniqueness and thrill as Restaurant 1070. Located at Gutenberggasse 28, the restaurant is in a historic small home on a quiet lane, luring you in from the street with its candlelit windows and small characteristics. It almost appears to be…

04.28.15
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Vienna’s Most Striking Works Of Art | Gustav Klimt’s “Country Garden With Sunflowers”

Owning altogether 24 works – portraits, landscapes, and allegorical scenes – by the renowned Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt, the Belvedere houses the world’s largest collection of oil paintings by the artist. A co-founder of the Secession and initiator of both the Kunstschau of 1908 and the Internationale Kunstschau of the…

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