Written by Michelle. Ahh Tuscany. To think, before Under the Tuscan Sun was released, this region was an unknown humble artist community. Who was that popular sculptor again? I think his name was Michelangelo or something? It’s indisputable that Diane Lane’s performance in the 2003 rom-com drama reinvigorated the wanderlust of its (mainly female) audience. The film empowered women to believe that they too can lift … Continue reading Florence & Chianti – European Vacation Pt. 2
Written by Michelle. It’s impossible to travel to Europe during peak season and not at times feel like you’re navigating through a crowded amusement park full of (mostly) American tourists – whining kids in strollers, baseball caps, and selfie sticks galore. Of course many tourist attractions are crowded for good reason, but I’d argue that taking a photo in front of some historic statue is … Continue reading ZURICH & COMO – EUROPEAN VACATION PT. 1
Our close friends, The Regrettes, are a rock n’ roll group from L.A. who are taking the scene by storm in the U.S. and abroad. Having just finished an epic European headline tour, The Regrettes are currently on tour in the States, which includes several stops at major music festivals flooding your Instagram feed. I asked them a few food-related questions while tour is hot … Continue reading BETWEEN STATIONS X THE REGRETTES
Marc Finn is the drummer of well-known so-cal surf punk hip-shakin’ band The Frights. I’ve shared many moments with him all over the country while on tour. He is an avid Celtics fan (for some weird reason) and he occasionally writes for The Hard Times. I’ve asked him a few questions about his band’s relationship with food on the road. BS: Who has the best taste … Continue reading BETWEEN STATIONS X MARC FINN
Oh the irony. For the past two years, SWMRS has been promoting our first album’s title track “Drive North” which basically states that Los Angeles is overrated and superficial, especially compared to the Bay Area. However, I am here to say now that L.A. has managed to seduce me. They say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I am … Continue reading THE L.A. “TAKA” TACO TOUR
Written by Michelle. After spending 11 days in China for work, using high-speed, unrestricted WIFI to write this post feels like a blessing. Maybe the four flights and 28 hours it took to get there had a little something to do with it, but traveling to China felt like flying to a different planet. Visiting Asia is an incredibly humbling and eye-opening cultural experience, and … Continue reading OFF THE GRID IN XIAMEN, CHINA
When most people think of D.C., they undoubtedly think of the rank swamp radiating from the White House. Although Trump still thinks his sh*t smells like roses (queue ‘Roses’ by Outkast), you should still give D.C. a chance. I’ve been in and out of the District a lot in this past year, both on tour with SWMRS and visiting Michelle, which has given me plenty … Continue reading D.C. IS COOL?