Walking on cotton in Pamukkale

Pamukkale had been in my bucket list for many years.  It’s taken us a while to visit because unlike other Turkish destinations in our list (i.e. Istanbul, Cappadocia), planning a trip to Pamukkale had been a bit more on the challenging side.  Its location, for example, is not as convenient as Istanbul which gets direct …

Indian Saree: Inspired By + Inspired Buy

A suitcase of sarees—that’s the heaviest piece of luggage I had to check in at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It weighed 23kg—not an ounce less than my allowance. There was a tight knot in my stomach as the Swiss Air agent put the baggage tags on my black, banged-up Samsonite. I watched it sluggishly …

MUNICH: INSPIRED BY + INSPIRED BUY

If you’re visiting Munich for Oktoberfest, you are bound to certain wardrobe expectations.  Guys are urged to bare their hairy legs in lederhosen, and women are encouraged to look like pretty Alpine dolls in their dirndl—accentuated waists and bosoms especially appreciated.  As much as I wanted to pack a bodice and apron in our trip …

BERLIN: Inspired By + Inspired Buy

I used to dread packing for a trip and planning what to wear. I typically defaulted to a white t-shirt-and-jeans ensemble such that if I lined up all my photos travelling Canada from 2005 through 2009, it would appear that I did a coast-to-coast trip in the same day as I wore the exact same …

What to wear in the desert

Earlier this year I posted about planning our travel wardrobe better and make it a point to travel in style.  I’ve been very good and have stayed true to the 5 rules that I listed out: 1.  Leave the gym gear at home. 2.  Wear colour. 3.  Get inspiration from your destination. 4.  Take a break …

Travel in style in 2013

Leave your sweats at home.  Or better yet, grab your sweats and use them to hide and tuck away your gym shoes as far from your packing area as possible.  Unless, of course, a bootcamp is your next travel destination. In 2012, I made a very conscious effort to give my travel wardrobe just as …