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#Travels2Europe

June 10, 2014
#Travels2Euro

#Travels2EuroFor the next couple of weeks I’ll be traveling through Europe. I will blogging about hotels, food, events and people I encounter. Let me know If you have any suggestions on things to do during visit along the way please leave me a comment.

My first destination is going to be London, England. It’s been a long time since I’ve lived there so I’m excited to see what things have changed and what hasn’t. Follow the hashtag #Travels2Europe on instagram and twitter to join the conversation. Wheels up!

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National Train Day #AmtrakNTD

May 11, 2014

Train enthusiasts and supporters gathered at King Street Train Station (Seattle) today to celebrate National Train Day. National Train Day is a holiday created to spread information about the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in the United States.

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In celebration of National Train Day Tom Douglas, American executive chef and restaurateur was preparing food samples people to try.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pictured: Tom Douglas and Amtrak Assistant

The San Francisco Travel Association was also on hand to chat about the new “Cable Car” edition Amtrak train to San Francisco. This special “Cable Car” train will be traveling the Seattle-Los Angeles route through the end of May and connects the West Coast most popular destination, including Santa Barbra, Portland and San Francisco.

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Pictured: The Amtrak “Cable Car”

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Vancouver Fashion Week 2014 Fall/Winter Photos

March 30, 2014

Vancouver Fashion Week 2014 Fall/Winter x Chinese Cultural Centre of Vancouver March 19-21

This post is mostly dedicated to Vancouver’s Sara Armstrong Mens Fall/Winter Collection. In these photos you can see her design for Menswear pieces were more on the standard side. I think the oversized look is more of her theme with large sweaters, hats and scarves. What do think of it? Leave your comments below.

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For more photos of Vancouver Fashion Week 2014 scroll through my Flickr set below.

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Tips to improve your SXSW experience.

March 24, 2014
SXSW 2014

My first experience to SXSW was fantastic but I wish would have known a few things before I arrived in Austin. Here are tips to improve your SXSW experience.

 1.Lodge in the downtown area.

Most people walk around SXSW so if you can try to stay around a mile or two away from the central Downtown Austin area, it will improve your chances of attending everything SXSW has to offer and not be overly tired because you’ve walk to much.

 

2. Use the bus app.

If your lodging is away from the city center, it’s a good idea to get to know the bus system. The bus is cheaper than a taxi and transfers last for or 10 hours. If you download the free CapMetro  app it will show you bus times, display current rout routes and give you the ability to buy tickets. Buying tickets on the app save you from carrying around the usual paper transfer.

 

3.Be sure to bring a portable battery source.

Chances are if you’re using a mobile phone, laptop or tablet around SXSW you’re going to run out of power. Carrying around a portable battery source saves you the trouble of finding popular power outlets and stalling you’re experience. I would suggest Mophine mobile phone cases and power stations.

 

4. Look around Austin.

It would be a shame to only see the parts of Austin included in SXSW. Austin has lot of cool shopping and dining areas like South Congress (SOCO), North Guadalupe Street, and others.  Keep in mind because of amount of travelers most business downtown are having some sort of special or promotion to get your attention, so search for the deals.

 

5. Plan your departure from Austin.

Taxi’s are in such high demand because of the high influx of travels that chances are you won’t get one in time for your departure. Instead trying reserving a shuttle or take the direct airport (#100) bus that departs from downtown every half an hour.

 

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Flying south for the winter (#SXSW 2014)

March 8, 2014
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Howdy Ya’ll! I ‘ll be in Austin, Texas to partake in #SXSW for the rest of the week. Hopefully I can get some good posts out of my travels. This is my first time in visiting Texas and participating in a conference of this size so I’m pretty excited.  If you have any ideas on cool parties or festivities please tweet me or leave me a message.

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SOLESTRUCK + DIGS POP-IN SHOP (Sneak peek)

March 6, 2014

To celebrate the first anniversary of their Ballard (Seattle) location,  Digs is excited to host a month-long pop-in shop by with Portland-based footwear powerhouse Solestruck, and Seattle’s own Grey City Shoes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPictured: Gretchen Knudsen

The growing trend of pop-up shops got us thinking, and Solestruck seemed like an obvious choice – modern design and fashion go hand in hand,” says Digs founder and co-owner, Gretchen Knudsen, “We’re a lifestyle store, so adding shoes to the mix just extends our product offering within that framework.”

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The temporary pop-in-shop will kick off with a launch party from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturday, March 8th. Attendees can sip champagne, try on the season’s freshest footwear styles, enter a raffle for one of several free pairs of shoes and enjoy a goody bag chock-full of swag with their purchase. Below is a goody bag and one item in it’s contents.

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Pictured: Swag bag + Scrappy’s Bitters

 

#solestruckxdigs

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Vancouver Fashion Week 2014

March 5, 2014
Vancouver Fashion week

VFW Fall/Winter 2014 is almost here!

Vancouver Fashion Week is a semi-annual fashion showcase and is North America’s second largest industry event. VFW features international talent from around the world including Korea, Paris, Sweden and more. I plan on being there to take pictures of my favorite looks on and off the runway. Hope to see you there.

Click here for VFW designers list

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RAW Artist Seattle 2014 (Pictures)

February 28, 2014
Raw Seattle - Natural Born artists

Raw Artist Seattle Feb 27, 2014 Showbox Theater

It was was really fun submitting my film Tokyo:Through my lens to RAW. It was a exciting experience and I would recommend to any budding artist. Over a thousand people were in attendance last night to observe Seattle’s raw talent. For more RAW Artist Seattle 2014 available on flickr

Below: Make up and hair show
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My favorite part of the night were the musical performances. Two of my favorite musical acts of the night was PHNK and Elbow Coulee.

Below: Elbow Coulee
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Below: PHNK
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Below: A variety of paintings, jewelry and crafts were on display for purchase.
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Top 5 Travel Songs of 2014

February 19, 2014
Travel songs

Music and traveling go together like peanut butter and jelly, so when I travel I make sure to have an assortment of brilliant tracks to listen to during my Journey. Whether it’s land, sea or air, all of these great tunes have something to do with traveling. Here are my top 5 travel songs of 2014. Songs are in no particular order.

M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Released: 2007
This song is a instant classic with MIA’s lazy flow and Diplo’s unconventional beats.

Vic Mensa – Suitcase (feat. Chance The Rapper)
Released: 2013
Chicago rappers Vic Mensa and Chance combine a chill beat with some cool midwest swagger.

Daft Punk – Around the world
Released: 1997
Before Daft Punk was getting “lucky”, they went around the world. This track was from the duos first studio album “Homework”.

Lupe Fiasco – Paris Tokyo remix
Released: 2007
Pharrell Williams, Q-Tip & Sarah Green lend their voices in this cool remix.

Metronomy – The Bay
Released: 2011
Put on your boating shoes and your nautical glasses because this London based band wants to take you to the bay.