Most people in the US have never heard of him, but every Cuban knows and celebrates his name. Fidel called him “el cubano de verdad,” meaning the true Cuban, a man of the people. People were simply drawn to him and I understand: I was too.
With eyes wide with excitement, one of the first things people always ask me when I tell them I went to Havana recently, is “How did [I] do it?” I got to share it with a large audience this week on Fathom Away We Go! Check out the article below about how my mother and I set up our own volunteer trip to Havana, Cuba and be sure to check out the video of me breaking it down to Mambu & Company!
I’ve spent this past week at the Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort in the Dominican Republic on a press trip researching for an upcoming story. I must admit, I had initial trepidations about going there; they quickly dissolved as soon as I was greeted by the many smiling and kind Dominican faces at the airport. The DR is a beautiful country, and from my previous experiences in Cabrera, and recent experience in Punta Cana / Bávaro, filled with kind hearted people. However, much like the US, it has a history scarred with systematic racism. Much like the US, it continues today, however, it’s blatantly enforced by the government.
For as long as I can remember, French Sole NY on the Upper East Side has been my go-to for a classic comfortable, ballet flat. They do those well, and so much more, like my latest must-have in my city travel bag, the Ophelia. S
as you work up a serious appetite schlepping through all of those ancient sites be sure to check out these places for some memorable bites.
Does it get more Canadian than Canada Goose, Drake and October’s Very Own? Back for their second collaboration, Canada Goose and OVO is teaming up again this season for what’s probably the dopest après ski great you’ll see at the lodge.
Designer Gideon Obserson is somewhat of a legend in the swimwear world. Designing womenswear for decades since the 70s, his swimsuits were the stuff that Miami Vice era dream girls were made of. While in Tel Aviv this spring, I stopped by the Oberson House of Design on Gordon street and met with the designer, and his daughter Karen.
Here’s one for Halloween. “Haven’t you ever seen the movie Hostel?” That was usually the first question I was asked in 2006 when I told people I was going to Bratislava.
While in Negril and Montego Bay this August I took a cooking lesson at Prospect Plantation in Ochos Rios with Chef Adra Hillock. I can now say I know how to clean callaloo and jerk like a pro. Check out pictures and video from the day below as well as the recipes for you to prepare your own Jamaican feast at home – watch carefully for Chef Hillock’s little secret!
A take on Tom Ford’s iconic original Black Orchid, this lighter, floral scent is like it’s younger sister.