The hit and miss of Olympic fashion

This post originally appeared on The Citizen, Friday 5 August 2016. A version of this story was featured on ABC Radio National (link is external).   Gold! Gold! Gold, for Australia! Or is it? Buffy Gorrilla reports on the Olympics’ sartorial balancing act. “I’m sitting in a warehouse in Sydney surrounded by 100,000 pieces of clothing and 6000

OUT AND ABOUT: P.A.M.

After falling to the second most cycle-friendly city in the U.S.A (according to Bicycling), Portland might be looking to take the top place back from my hometown- Minneapolis. You go Twin Cities. Even the Portland Art Museum (P.A.M.) appears to be on board with the campaign, hosting Cyclpedia– a an exhibit featuring forty bicycles from the personal

Sense of Place: Adriana Lisboa on Rio de Janeiro

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 6 August 2016 Copacabana, The Girl from Ipanema and people always relaxing in the sun- these are a few outsider impressions of Rio de Janeiro. But for author Adriana Lisboa, Rio is her hometown. She shares where she goes to escape the craziness that is Rio, and

Sense of Place: Paula Hawkins on Paris

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 28 May 2016 Paula Hawkins rumbled onto the literary scene with her novel, The Girl on the Train, where it quickly reached international bestseller status and come October, it will hit the big screens. Paula whisks us off to Paris for memories of a

Sense of Place: Fiona Farrell on Christchurch, New Zealand

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 2 April 2016 Author Fiona Farrell shares how her love for Christchurch evolved after the devastating earthquake of 2011, and how this natural disaster inspired her latest book, The Villa at the Edge of the Empire: One Hundred Ways to Read a City.

OUT AND ABOUT SEATTLE: MACRINA SEATTLE- IN YOUR FACE TASTY

While in Seattle, we were in search for delicious baked-goods and we randomly stumbled upon an event at a local bakery organized by Bread Baker’s Guild of America. The bakery was Macrina and the location was SODO location- South of Downtown and their main baking facility. We arrived early to and sampled their brunch menu, fabulous- smoked salmon on an