Here’s a collection of photo experiences I have not posted yet. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to see great such great things around the world. I can’t wait to see what this year is going to bring. I’m planning some good trips this year so stay tuned!
Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 lens
Every year it seems like I add another lens to my Olympus OM-D e-m5 arsenal. This year purchased the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 lens. I’m really excited about this new toy because it captures exceptional images and it’s ultra quite when recording video. The only draw back to this lens is the price because it’s not cheap. For a mirco 4/3 camera it’s pretty expensive but if you can afford it, I say treat yo’self!
Winter Style Inspiration
Wool Top Coat/ Banana Republic Wool Sweater/ H&M Jean Shirt/ H&M
I’m glad I got a chance to be out in the snow. For some reason it doesn’t feel like winter has truly started until I experience heavy snow fall. Seeing all this snow reminds me of fun times growing up in Detroit. Great times!
After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays I decided it was time for me to get some peace a quite. Driving through the Cascade Mountains during winter time can be so tranquil. In most areas no one is around and you have plenty of time to enjoy nature and get away from all the crowds.
LUNA: An Intergalactic Space Party
I love a great art showcase. Here are some Instagram style pictures from the LUNA: An Intergalactic Space Party and art showcase at Moksha. If you enjoy photos like these, follow me on Intsagram too.
The Spud Shack
Yesterday I received a private tasting at The Spud Shack in New Westminster, BC. The Spud Shack is known for it‘s Vanfoodster award winning Poutine, but they also sell local craft beer, a variety of burgers and delicious desserts.
I was really excited about tasting the veggie burger option. The veggie burger had tons of flavor and when paired with the vegan-based gravy in the poutine, The Spud Shack menu is a vegetarians delight. The only thing I didn’t taste were the desserts but maybe I’ll save that for next time.
Other highlights include: “Eff’ing Good Burger” and the assortment of sauces.
Here’s a Instagram video I made for VisitDetroit.com. The figurine in the video is a mini version of the statue called, The Spirit of Detroit. The statue is placed in iconic parts of Detroit, like the Joe Louis fist and the highly recognizable GM Renaissance Center. I hope you enjoy it.
Special thanks to them for collaborating during my travels in Detroit. They really are a good resource when traveling to Detroit.
Mens Style Guide
Mens Style Guide
I really enjoy visiting Toronto but sometimes I forget how cold it can get during the winter. It’s a good thing I brought my “A” sweatshirt from Willy’s Detroit. It’s perfect for layering in cold weather. I’d like to think it stands for Antonio but it actually comes in every letter of the alphabet. Damn, not so lucky.
Photos were taken at Joe Rockhead’s in Toronto, ON
I have a new respect for indoor rock climbing. I’ve seen people scale up mountains on TV but it was a lot more physically and mentally demanding than I thought. This was my first attempt at climbing and I have to say I’m pretty proud of my accomplishments.
Midtown Detroit is located just north of Downtown and is one of the most booming areas in Detroit. The area has boomed because of all the new developments that have been popping up the last few years. Midtown has tons of art galleries, restaurants, museums and trendy boutiques all in walk-able distance. The area seems very community based so there is always something going on like poetry reading or misc performances.
Some of my favorite spots in Midtown are located in the Cass and Canfield (or Midtown North Cass) area. Two of favorite boutiques from the area are called Shinola and sister their store Willys. Shinola and Willys are connected to each other not only in area but both only sell goods from America. Willys has an assortment of brands including FILSON, STEVEN, ALAN, MOLLUSK, CLARE V, while Shinola focuses on leather goods, hand crafted bikes and fine watches. Pictures from inside are above.
Go to VisitDetroit.com for more info about Midtown area.