Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba!

Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. 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Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! | Now on VERITE WOMAN, Cuba, Travel, Wanderlust, Gypset, Travel Tips, What to bring to Cuba, Havana, Viñales, Where to eat in Havana, Where to shop in Cuba, What to do in Cuba. Color Study: One Photographer Charms Us With Postcards From Cuba! When scrolling through Anna-Alexia Basile’s Instagram feed it’s easy to garner her aesthetic is highly influenced by color and light. Color through light. Light impacting color. It seems only natural that she booked herself a ticket to Cuba just a few months after the country settled differences with the U.S. and opened its welcome gate. Retrophiles have shared in worry — Cuba will soon be impacted by our tourism, and will no longer feel like a moment stuck in a time long, long ago. However, you see here, this has yet to unfold. Cuba is still a land of charisma — each photo almost bringing to life the sounds, smells, visuals of Havanas streets, all swirling together into one visceral treat. We wanted to know everything Anna could tell us about this until-now forbidden place, so grab your café cubano and read on…

Why Cuba?
My world is ruled by color so Cuba was a no brainer. Everything — the house, the cars, the people — are so vibrant. Cuba speaks my visual language, so it was the ideal place to make some color-heavy magic. Plus I’ve always been enamored w salsa dancing and salsa music– you can barely walk the streets there without getting pulled into the rhythm. You may be dancing with a stranger, but the moves are perfectly familiar.

What cities did your Cuban adventure take you to?
We flew into Havana and immediately drove to Viñales, a small rural town on the western side of Cuba. Viñales is so dreamy — it has one main road that’s lined with tons of colorful houses that lead you to the main square. The streets are filled with locals and travelers alike who are all mixing, mingling and dancing in the square into the wee hours of the night. By day we rode horses through the avocado groves and tobacco farms and sampled local rums and hand-rolled cigars. By night we’d always find ourselves back at the main square dancing with strangers and dipping in and out of bars with live music.
We ended our trip in Havana, Cuba’s capital. We spent our days soaking in the ocean air and exploring the winding streets of old Havana. We made friends with young locals and would explore art galleries and beautiful pools by day and then dance into the night on timeworn rooftops.

How did you prep for this trip? 
I did a lot of pre-planning because I knew we were going to have very limited access to the Internet once we arrived. My tips for anyone considering making this beautiful adventure are to:
Download an offline map — enter in all the destinations you’re interested in before you leave the States. This will show you what’s near each other so you can group activities in close proximity together on the same day
BYOB: Bring Your Own Basics — Because of the embargo, Cuba doesn’t have a lot of the basics that we’re used to having day-to-day. I didn’t realize how much I took for granted elementary first aid until I got some gnarly blisters on my feet. Not only did the stores not have Band-Aids, but neither did the emergency room…in Havana, nonetheless!
Embrace the Bike Taxi — Bike Taxis are a great way to quickly shimmy through the skinny streets of Havana. On our first day there we had a young kid Bike Taxi us around Havana Vieja and point out all the big landmarks so we could familiarize ourselves with the area.
Talk to the locals — Make friends with people you meet in the street and spend time with your hosts. Chances are they’ll turn you on to something unexpected!

Tell us about Cuban life: What stood out? What impacted you? Where did you feel the most inspired?
I was blown away by how friendly and welcoming the locals were — both in urban and rural settings we were greeted with open arms. It felt easy to experience the culture because everyone was excited to share it with us. I was most inspired by the colors. My eyes were constantly on sensory overload. I never knew where to look—the corners where the colorful houses meet, the vibrant cars whizzing past each other on the street or the striking older Cuban women smoking cigars alongside ancient buildings.

Let’s get down to it: Where do you suggest travelers go, eat, shop?

Viñales | Eat: At the Casa Particulare that you’re staying at! The hosts will often cook you a really delicious local meal that’s a nice change from the usual nosh

See: Tour the tobacco fields on horseback and take a day trip to Cayo Jutías, a wistful crystal-clear beach where the locals drive their old cars right up to the water

Do: Salsa dance with someone new in the main square!

Havana | Eat: At El Dandy for quick and delicious vegetarian friendly meals and free popcorn, La Guarida for a nice sit-down date, $0.30 street pizza!

See: Get lost in the streets of Havana Vieja and walk the Malecon (the big wall along the sea)

Do: FAC (Fabrica de Arte Cubana) for an evening experience of the young and modern in Havana

Shop: Clandestina for locally designed really rad clothing and bags

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France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle.

France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide.It’s noon on the dot — although there’s no watch weighing down my wrist, I know this because the town’s belle tower is emitting a vibration that fills the air, and shakes the streets. It’s the sound that signifies so many things. Time for repose, time for a warm tarte, time for the farmer’s market to pack up and return to their own family’s table. I’m reminded that it seems the only thing I ever do in this country is eat, sleep, repeat. It’s appropriate to have a glass of rosé at this hour, and so my siesta is heavy and often lasts well into the late afternoon. I hardly feel guilty, I’m on vacation, and plus the streets are practically barren during these hours anyways. Back home I don’t prepare meals other than the random dinner. I throw things on a cutting board, wolf them down, get back to my keyboard. Here there are days when we prepare extensive salads of fresh produce, burrata, thick with balsamic. Others we purchase fresh ravioli from the Italian’s at the market. When boiled they become much larger than we ever could have anticipated but we gorge ourselves silly on them. And then there’s bread, there’s always the warm bread from the baker just down the street. We plan to get there early so we can snatch up the best baguettes before the working crowd. I’ve stayed so many days in this town that I begin to recognize faces. Not just the vibrant blonde girl that serves our morning cappuccinos, but during these mid-day hours as people flood from their offices on to the cobble stones. It almost makes me think I live here. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide. France on Film: A Look Into Provincial France as a Lifestyle. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- France, Travel, Wander, Wanderlust, Film, photography, Lyon, Provincial, Style, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Guide.There’s more than a handful of reasons why I come back here every summer. One being for now it’s easier than the paperwork for a work visa. But truly it’s because there’s a lifestyle here that reminds one what the core of joy itself is in such a tumultuous time: our loved ones, delicious dishes, and moments of meditation on beauty.

Find our guide to the coolest French locales that aren’t Paris here.
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This Lookbook Will Make You Buy The Whole Line & A Ticket To Morocco


This Lookbook Will Make You Buy The Whole Line & A Ticket To Morocco -- Vérité Published --- Bakchic label, Instagram influencer, Morocco, Gypset, Wanderlust, Travel, Marrakech, North AfricaThis Lookbook Will Make You Buy The Whole Line & A Ticket To Morocco -- Vérité Published --- Bakchic label, Instagram influencer, Morocco, Gypset, Wanderlust, Travel, Marrakech, North Africa

Friend of Vérité Sofia El Arabi has entranced us yet again with her AW’16 collection for Moroccan based label, Bakchic. Stitching her very own nomadism into each design, the line tells the unheard stories of North African life — chapters full of color, culture, and understated glamour. From her cool-girl sweaters sprawled with Arabic words, to contemporary twists on traditional Berber dress, you’ll want every piece.

The collection titled What Do You Mint? is inspired by “…questioning the wills that motivate our actions – Why do we do what we do ? With a very subtly obivous reference to Moroccan tea-time heroe, mint.” If these images don’t take you on enough of a journey either buy a plane ticket, or follow her on Instagram.

If you like this story, you will love our Morocco Travel Story.

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If you’re dying to learn more about designer Sofia El Arabi, we interviewed her!

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