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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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07.01.15

Destination: Global – Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear Recap

The spring/summer 2016 menswear season has just come to a close in Paris, London, Milan and Florence, Italy. The month of June has been filled with an incredible amount of creativity, determination and change seen in the latest collections from designers across the globe. These menswear fashion weeks are naturally very exciting; but add-in the glamor of exotic destinations, fun-filled after parties and the heat of the summer, and you have a “fashion month” for the record books. This week we will curate the best of what’s to come in menswear and look forward to New York’s first ever men’s fashion event in July. Don’t forget to wear something memorable, because you never know who’s watching.

06.29.15
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Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear Recap | Pitti Uomo 88

Pitti Immagine’s menswear extravaganza, Pitti Uomo 88, was held a few weeks ago and it was one of the best events, yet. The huge trade show was filled to the brim with booths from exhinitors from around the world, all showing their latest collections, engaging press and buyers and trying to show the world why they should be noticed. Overall, every brand was…

06.26.15
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A Tea-Inspired Moment At Silk Road In Victoria

Silk Road is a beautiful tea store located in Victoria’s fantastic Chinatown and it’s run by Canada’s leading tea empress, Daniela Cubelic. The store has been around since the early 1990s and has grown into several other retail locations as well as a wholesale business. Inside the red and wood shop in Chinatown, you are instantly bombarded with the…

06.26.15
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An Adorably Shopable Experience In Victoria | The 4 Winds Nest At Fisherman’s Wharf

Inside the little floating village which makes up Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria, British Columbia, is a little boutique, 4 Winds Nest, which carries items made by local artisans. Inside the quaint and quiet space, you’ll find everything from local honey, jams, pottery and linens. In the nearby Gulf Islands, where many artists live and create, inspiration abounds – sea life, nature and color are at their fingertips. You can see these influences in…

06.25.15
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Victoria’s Most Delicious Chocolate Company | Rogers Chocolate

Since 1885 Rogers Chocolates in downtown Victoria has been churning out the best sweets in town. Charles Rogers started the shop at the back of his grocery store in the 1800’s and it became an instant hit. Flash forward over 100 years and the brand has grown to 9 retail locations which offer the most delicious varieties of chocolate-covered everything, including creams. These are chocolate-coated creams flavored with…

06.25.15
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What To See In Victoria | Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, British Columbia is one place that is essential for any visitor to see when in the area. This huge chunk of green land in the middle of town is bordered by water and filled with trees of many varieties, lakes, ponds, peacocks, goats, ravines and more. The diversity here is amazing and it’s truly remarkable to see a city that has worked so hard to preserve it. You can bring children to the petting zoo or have a picnic in the grass with swans and ducks wandering about. It’s a “must visit”.

06.25.15
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Jumping for Joy in Victoria | Traversing The Rocky Terrain In Isaora

Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, British Columbia is a beautiful place to get in touch with your inner fitness guru. The hilly terrain ladened with rocks, trees and water make it easy to plan a run, walk or even cross-fit moment. I was recently in the park exploring its beauty. I was dressed in the most amazing activewear, designed and…

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