We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. -J. Nehru
Why a new blog? Why a new start?
As GQ writer Adrian Deevoy wrote in Turning 27 and those that didn’t make it, “Something curious happens when a man reaches 27. It is a landmark, a milestone and whatever a watershed actually is, it’s one of those too. Twenty-seven is the point at which we work out whether we’re going to be a sayer or a doer, a follower or a leader, a prize fighter or a PE teacher. It’s a time of reflection, decision-making and ultimately – as Secret Affair so piquantly put it – a time for action.
Lacking the worldly wisdom of 30 but leaving behind the know-nothing naivety of your mid-twenties, hitting 27 is a defining moment. If life is a little like making love to the barmaid then getting to 27 is like buying her that first gin and Tizer. Twenty-seven, quite literally, sorts the men from
Like second puberty or a downpayment on a midlife crisis, 27 either drives men to greatness or leaves them curled at the food of the bed, sobbing and mumbling about their mothers. They either hit a huge creative peak or indulge in a strange form of spiritual hibernation.
A few random achievements by 27-year-olds: Paul McCartney wrote “Let It Be”; Orson Welles gathered garlands for Citizen Kane; William Shakespeare drafted his first play and Jim Morrison ran his last bath.”
I turned 27 this year and I wanted to start a new online voice. My dad gave me my first personal computer when I was 12, and ever since then i’ve loved keeping blogs. Instead of the self-indulgent journal-y blogs I kept in the past, I wanted to create an organized experience for my readers: a travel guide and design blog. Written from my own experience, yes, but for your entertainment.
I hope you enjoy my online collection of pictures, ideas and inspiration!