La Vie En Papier

La Vie En Papier

There are three women I found major inspiration from in the past couple of years, and, funnily enough, I was not particularly close with any of them when I started feeling their influence.  The three are all completely different from each other and have goals and perspectives entirely unique from mine.  However, their common quality is […]

The Week I Grew My First Chest Hair

The Week I Grew My First Chest Hair

I’d like to think of myself as a hard worker.  I was recognized for this quality in my former job and in other aspects of my life in the past, but I haven’t had the opportunity to test out if it still applies when we’re talking about manual labor.  My week at Domaine Vintur exposed me to […]

Real Men Drink Rosé

Real Men Drink Rosé

I’ve grown to love wine over the past few years – all colors and most types – but I never expected to have the opportunity to learn about winemaking first-hand.  The whole industry is, frankly, a little bit overwhelming.  I worked in a restaurant which was hosting sommelier tests many years ago and talking to […]

Follow Your Nose

Follow Your Nose

In my street photography class this summer, we reviewed quotations of famous photographers to get a better understanding of their various approaches towards taking pictures.  Many of them echoed the same theme, suggesting that as a photographer, you should always “follow your nose”; or rather turn off your brain, stop planning, and make decisions purely based on […]

Just Your Run-of-the-Mill Luau in Provence…

Just Your Run-of-the-Mill Luau in Provence…

Before I left for my trip, Steve had informed me that a bunch of his friends were heading down to Marseille for a weekend in August and asked if I wanted to come.  This was all the information I had at the time, but I booked a one-way ticket and figured I’d continue my travels […]