â€śYouâ€™ll learn more about a road by traveling it than by consulting all of the maps in the worldâ€ť
Growing up in Tokyo, Japan as a Canadian expat, I began to travel extensively at the gentle age of seven and havenâ€™t stopped since. I have camped on the Northern Shore of Oahu, photographed the Wat Poh in Bangkok and hiked the rocky cliffs of Newfoundland. I have zip-lined through the cloud forests of Costa Rica, danced the Macarena in Beijing and the Okesa on Sado Island. I have sailed a junk through Hong Kong harbor and sipped cafe in the gardens of the ChĂ˘teau de Versailles.
Currently in Toronto, I have lived in Vancouver, New York City, Tokyo and Halifax. I enjoy retelling accounts of places visited but am more intrigued by the stories of those I have yet to encounter.
Food and Wine:
I believe that an experience is incomplete without the sensation of taste. In my travels, I find myself primarily interested in the local wines or the fish market in the nearest village and thus started a new path into food and wine writing.
Angelo Pelligrini once said, "Nothing is so effective in keeping one young and full of lust as a discriminating palate thoroughly satisfied at least once a day." With my newfound interest, I have studied Food Writing at UCLA and am in the progress of my first cookbook Art Inspired Cooking. Keep an eye out for cooking tips, wine reviews and food inspired journals.