Wow just wow…
Wish You Were Here
A blog about travel and other inspirations
There are a couple of things I wish I could do but I know I am too old to ever master. Fencing and surfing fall into that category. The desire to fence comes from all the Alexandre Dumas books I read as a teenager. The desire to surf comes from seeing pictures like the ones below by Jaider Lorenzo. It just looks see free and empowering and exhilarating. If I ever have children I will make sure they learn how to surf from a young age.
All pictures via Mymodernmet
Once I decided that I liked the bare midriff look it was go go go. Everywhere I look I am seeing cute little outfits. I got this little number in Bangkok at a brand called Asava. I wish it came in more colours and prints. I could wear this everyday..
Callixto earrings, Callixto Evil eye necklace, Callixto hammered bracelets, Callixto Turquoise ring, Callixto Leaf ring, Callixto Blue Issaya Ring, Lulu Frost code ring, Callixto Evil eye, Sandra D’Auriol Infinity bracelet.
My favorite beach resort in Asia by far is Bali. It might not have the crystalline waters of Phuket and the other Thai islands, nor is it as untouched as the Malaysian options but it is the most interesting beach resort by far. One of the things I love most about Bali is the amazing restaurant options available. New places are constantly opening and not only is the food great but the decor is really sophisticated and interesting. Bali Bistrot is the new kid on the block, and dont tell me that it can’t hold its own when compared to London or NYC joints. There is nothing like this in Hong Kong for sure.
“They used to do it better, back in the day” is probably a saying as old as time. Every generations harkens back to a time where everything was better. For me nowhere is this more true then when it comes to architecture. I had the immense privilege of growing up in a house that was hundreds of years old. Yes, the pluming wasn’t great, there were certainly no ensuite bathrooms and at night there were creeks and it could get outright spooky. But I had the pleasure of living in huge rooms, with 4 meter ceilings. As a child I played in cavernous attics and cellars. As in adult I took pleasure in all the details of the house, the detailed cornices, the intricate parquet, the thick walls, the carved statues. Photographer Matthias Haker takes pictures of abandoned places and it is heart breaking to see these beautiful places abandoned and decaying. What is wrong with our society that we are allowing this to happen. Why do we no longer treasure the old? We are allowing these beautiful building to just rot? The pictures are stunning, and there is a nostalgic beauty to them which is unique. Nevertheless I wish that these places were treasured and lived in as opposed to forgotten and empty.
Check out Matthias Haker’s Deviant Art page. You can order prints of some of the pictures.