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The DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION : Art Basel Miami

Art Deco Art Basel

My nifty Art Deco Hotel is cheap by our standards at $90 / night going up to $250 on weekend nights. It’s in the heart of the historic South Beach Art Deco District. Free happy hour drinks where you can commiserate with hip international hotel guests

about the fact that … THERE IS NO INTERNET! Cheap tho. Worth it?

The Whitelaw Hotel and Hostel…………..OMG! Hostel!! Gregg booked me in hostel! Times are really tough I guess. Well, that explains the internet situation. Bye… from Starbucks.

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Visiting Chris – Columbus Circle

Tatzu Nishi’s latest installation commissioned by the Public Art Fund puts the iconic sculpture of Christopher Columbus dead center in a “living room” that floats above Columbus Circle in New York City. It was fun visiting with Chris.

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Culture Safari: Maienza Wilson in Ontario Canada

The idea of Culture Safari with Maienza Wilson started with the notion that, just about eveybody we know wants to travel with us! So, I thought ‘why not try to

capture some of what the experience is like’ and post it here on GG. I picked up a HD HERO2 camera and a decent shotgun microphone and off we went. We wanted to make something fun, fast and entertaining and share it here. This all started when Gregg and I were asked by Architectural Digest to help out with a video for Ontario Canada. We were delighted to contribute. Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership then invited us up to come experience how incredibly close and convenient Ottawa, Niagara on the Lake’s Wine Region and Toronto are to New York City and what they offer up as design inspiration. I have to say, we were totally surprised by how utterly convenient Ontario is to the east coast. Its the same distance more or less, from Chicago as well.

As a destination location for a long weekends, its a 10! You can plan anything from adventure to wine country romance…or in my lingo.. “arty – archi” or “bikey – bucolic” . Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara are on our must do list! We are definitely going back and taking friends!

Well….see for your self. I hope we conveyed at least a sense of what we saw, discovered and experienced.

Architectural Digest’s promotional series, What Designer’s Know:

“Traveling for Design Inspriration with Maienza Wilson”

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : TORONTO’s “STARCHITECTURE”

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : TORONTO, HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : WINE COUNTRY, NIAGARA ON THE LAKE

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : OTTAWA

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : OTTAWA ART

Culture Safari Ontario: Ottawa, “Looking for Rideau”

Day one for Gregg and me in Ottawa: We first checked out the Rideau Canal and took a water taxi over to Gati

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eau Quebec (10 minutes) to the see the totem poles at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. By car (taxi) we went to see Van Gogh “Up Close” at the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was fantastic and were greeted at the Museum by Louise Bourgeois’s “Maman”.

The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake Ontario.

Image Courtesy: Travel.NationalGeographic.com from

“Top Ten Family Activities in Ontario”

The Rideau Canal built after the war of 1812, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and and in winter the longest skating rink in the world. In Summertime the Rideau Canal is gorgeous place to canoe, ride, run, or just hang out in the beautiful waterfront parkway.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau Quebec is Canada’s national museum of human history. It houses one of the largest totem pole collections in the world.

“Maman” by Louise Bourgeois.

The National Gallery of Canada was designed by Moshe Safdie .

Look for more “Culture Safari” Mini Vids here on GG about Ontario soon:

Checkout the “Webisode” we did with Architectural Digest and Ontario Tourism .

“What Designer’s Know: Traveling for Style Inspiration”

Day one for Gregg and me in Ottawa: We first checked out the Rideau Canal and took a water taxi over to Gatineau Quebec (10 minutes) to the see the totem poles at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. By car (taxi) we went to see Van Gogh “Up Close” at the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was fantastic and were greeted at the Museum by Louise Bourgeois’s “Maman”.

The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake Ontario.

Image Courtesy: Travel.NationalGeographic.com from
“Top Ten Family Activities in Ontario”
The Rideau Canal built after the war of 1812, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and and in winter the longest skating rink in the world. In Summertime the Rideau Canal is gorgeous place to canoe, ride, run, or just hang out in the beautiful waterfront parkway.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau Quebec is Canada’s national museum of human history. It houses one of the largest totem pole collections in the world.

“Maman” by Louise Bourgeois.
The National Gallery of Canada was designed by Moshe Safdie .
Look for more “Culture Safari” Mini Vids here on GG about Ontario soon:
Checkout the “Webisode” we did with Architectural Digest and Ontario Tourism .
“What Designer’s Know: Traveling for Style Inspiration”
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Culture Safari: Savour Ottawa

We had an great trip to Ontario, Canada. Starting in Ottawa, on gorgeous Sunday afternoon, we were invited to the Savour Ottawa Harvest Table where farmers and chefs mingle and dine with their local groupies… and that included us!

Here’s a great article of the event by Ron Eade for the  Ottawa Citizen.

More on Ontario to come..

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