Our world is so big & beautiful! So many magical places to see, one culture at a time. Part of our journey has been sourcing fabrics & materials, while traveling finding hidden gems without ever looking for it. We know it can be difficult visiting a foreign country, a lot of research & planning goes into it. We're here to help out! In our 'World of Culture' blog we will share beautiful places we visit, unnoticed art that we come across & all other creative things that inspire us. All the must see's!! We like to find the underground, not so known findings which really gives you the feel of the culture.
Culture x Travel x Art
Cinque Terre, Italy
While researching our travels to Italy, there were so many places we wanted to visit but not nearly enough time. Randomly we came across a small village off the coast of the Italian Riviera & we knew that was one of the places we wanted to go!
Filled with colorful buildings, open markets & street festivals, seemed as though people living here were always in celebration! Cinque Terre consisted of 5 small villages, Monterosso being the largest so that's were we decided to stay. Hiking from village to village, over looking the beautiful Mediterranean sea & eating delicious Italian delicacy's. This was definitely a place we didn't want to leave. Unfortunately we had too, doesn't mean we won't be coming back!
Santa Barbara, CA
Beautiful sunsets and all the beauty that surrounds her. Sometimes a short getaway, is better than no getaway. Driving along the coast, breathing in the fresh ocean air, and letting the wind wash away all expectations & thoughts. There was a sense of stillness looking into the ocean that was so peaceful, so needed in that moment.
Oh Firenze, Italia!
She's a beautiful city! I got the privilege of visiting Florence a while back and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. A friend of mine introduced me to someone who lived out there, little did I know she was going to show us the best of the city. Her family owned a beautiful home in Tuscany, in the middle of the vineyards. She drove us around town, introducing us to some of the best spots and the most beautiful scenery. The Piazalle Michelangelo, was something out of a story book, with views of the entire city & tallest Cathedral. We got to taste the freshest wines, from winery's that have been passed down generation to generation. This city had such a great energy.
Olvera Street, CA
This place is such a hidden gem! Tucked away, surrounded by the busy downtown city is a small strip of stores selling traditional Mexican gifts. You really feel like your in Mexico, especially with the delicious authentic Mexican restaurants you can't resist!
As a tourist attraction, Olvera Street is a living museum paying homage to a romantic vision of old Mexico. Olvera Street is the oldest part of downtown, Los Angeles, with 27 buildings from the 1800's still standing today.
A must see while your in Los Angeles!
Big Bear Lake, CA
A group of us got together last weekend and spent a few days frolicking around the campsite, enjoying the fresh smelling pine trees and cooking under the stars. Such a well needed trip! Sometimes a little weekend trip is better than no vacation. Think positively, it's not always about the big fancy long vacations, sometimes a little getaway is better than no getaway. Give yourself a break from your routine, it will open up your eyes to bigger and better things when you get back. We got to canoe, hike around and enjoy taking a dip in the fresh lake water. Definitely looking forward to going back for round 2. Reminder for next time to pack the thickest socks possible, it was freezing at night!
San Fran X Sausalito, CA