Creatrice Mondial
Browsing Category



How to Fall in Love with London

By On January 14, 2015

It gets a bad rap sometimes. Anyone who has see the movie Snatch might be familiar with this line, which not-so-subtly hints at the city’s perceived reputation: You know: fish, chips, cup… Read More

taste of europe

Trip Planner: A Taste of Europe

By On January 12, 2015

Anyone will tell you this, I am not a planner. If you’ve read my manifesto, you know that I believe “itinerary” is a dirty word, to be avoided at all costs. But…… Read More

Koh Samui

Living Vicariously in Koh Samui

By On December 12, 2014

I’ve been living vicariously these days. Since my New Zealand adventure came to a close and I’ve been (gasp!) confined to my home country, I’ve been traveling the most economical way possible…… Read More


Dreaming of Luxury with UZvillas

By On December 3, 2014

“Welcome, Ms. Hayes!” The tone of the greeting is as warm as the sea breeze on my skin. The color palette consists of radiant shades of blue, green and white. In the… Read More


New Heights: Views from the Auckland Sky Tower

By On October 22, 2014

There she is. The crowning feature of the city skyline, piercing the blue sky with her needle-like top. The Auckland Sky Tower is the epi-center for thrill seekers and casual visitors alike.… Read More

Auckland Seafood School
Food + Drink

Smoking Hot Success at the Auckland Seafood School

By On October 20, 2014

They call it the City of Sails… and with all those boats, and all that water, you can bet there’s some pretty fantastic seafood. As I mentioned in my first impressions of… Read More

moving abroad

6 Emotional Stages of Moving Abroad

By On October 17, 2014

We’ve all heard of the 5 Stages of Loss and Grief, haven’t we? Anyone who’s seen the movie “On Golden Pond” is familiar with this concept. We go through five emotional stages… Read More

Food + Drink

A Day Trip to Waiheke Island

By On October 15, 2014

The breeze was crisp, whipping my hair around my face. This did little to help shelter my eyes from the sun however, and for a moment I regretted leaving those sunglasses back… Read More


First Impressions: Auckland

By On October 13, 2014

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have started our descent. In preparation for landing, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. Make sure your seat belt… Read More


Awakening: New Zealand

By On October 10, 2014

AWAKENING | NEW ZEALAND 4K from Martin Heck | Timestorm Films on Vimeo. If you’re reading this, I’m waking up in New Zealand. After all that time waiting, and a ridiculously long… Read More