Mar Adentro Hotel and Residences, San José del Cabo, Mexico

Mar Adentro Hotel and Residences, San José del Cabo, Mexico

Amid the color that is Mexico, the clean white Mar Adentro in San José del Cabo stands out as an oasis of tranquility. Contemporary architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés reinforces his unique take on luxury with the striking design of this hypermodern 205-room hotel, where each room and residence seems to float over the water like a small, perfect isle.

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Bright and Airy in Vancouver

Bright and Airy in Vancouver

Regan Xausa and her husband, Davide, founder of Velofix, a mobile bike repair company, found the perfect teardown property on a lot with major potential in one of Vancouver’s desirable neighborhoods. “We knew it was the one because the house had a south-facing backyard and it was on a quiet, tree-lined street,” says Regan. They rented for a year before starting the project, and Regan spent that time looking for inspiration and planning for a home that would include outdoor living, plenty of storage and a spacious kitchen. “We then tore the house down and started from scratch,” she says. 

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Palmbreezy

All about the palm trees and 80 degrees. Palmbreezy is my blog that celebrates art, fashion, design, and architecture from a tropical point of view. Check out some of my favorite sun-soaked posts from this year below.

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Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin | Photo by Brian Birzer

Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin | Photo by Brian Birzer

Robbie Caponetto photography

Robbie Caponetto photography

Jeff Boudreau photography

Jeff Boudreau photography

Classic 50’s-60’s Pink Motel sign  |  photo by Corey Miller

Classic 50’s-60’s Pink Motel sign | photo by Corey Miller

Dean Martindale | VSCO Grid

Dean Martindale | VSCO Grid

Keith Stanley  | Leaf Manipulation

Keith Stanley | Leaf Manipulation

Cathrin Schulz | Poolside

Cathrin Schulz | Poolside

Andreas Lind

Andreas Lind

Sephora

Vancouver: it's time to treat yo'self! Robson Street is now home to the largest Sephora retail location in Canada. Makeup, skincare, and hair products, oh my. 

Check out my Sephora photo tour for Zak Communications.

W Skincare 2 YEAR Anniversary


Quietly guarded as Canada's best kept beauty secret, W SkinCare founder, Lorinda Zimmerman, has spent the last 13 years cultivating her reputation as a consummate skin care professional by doing what she does best: Making her clients' skin look and feel exceptional.

On Wednesday evening I was happy to capture the 2-year anniversary celebration in Vancouver. Catered by Culinary Capers and floral design by Landeau. Take a peek inside the event below.  

VSCO CAM


With a curated, ever-changing gallery that honors art and artist, I frequently visit VSCO and was thrilled to be featured in their weekly selects.

You can view my VSCO grid via the icon below. Happy photographing!

 
VSCO Grid
Port Renfrew, BC
Heather Merenda, Port Renfrew, BC.

Heather Merenda, Port Renfrew, BC.

Yoga. Run. Party.


Over 10,000 colorful runners flooded the streets of Vancouver on Saturday, for the third annual SeaWheeze half marathon organized by Lululemon. The 2-day event concluded with a massive yoga festival and concert at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park, and I was there to capture the event on behalf of The Lazy Gourmet. Check out some of my highlights below—namaste.