I'm very physical and fitness and activity are a very important part of my lifestyle. I'm an avid hiker and somewhat of a gym rat in the winter. I also love being on or near the water and I couldn't be happier than when I'm on a warm beach with sand between my toes. I enjoy travelling without an agenda over packaged paradise and hope to never, ever go on a cruise again -- once was enough. As passionate as I am about the outdoors, I enjoy city life and all that it has to offer. I'm a big film fan and prefer foreign and independent over Hollywood blockbuster. But if a movie is well crafted and is entertaining, I will see it (stupid factor notwithstanding). Art is important to me as well and I enjoy gallery openings and discovering new talent. I practice photography as a hobby when time allows, and have my own small collection of works by friends and lesser known artists.
I am drawn to people who are multi-dimensional, warm and open, who don't take themselves too seriously, who are a bit out of the box and definitely not "cookie cutter"... I tend to prefer men who are sensual, smart but down to earth, have some style and a bit of an edge, who can surprise me in different ways. I have a low tolerance for arrogance. I enjoy being introduced to and learning new things, stimulating conversation and above all, humor! I cannot live without laughter! I consider innate curiosity, kindness, honesty, thoughtfulness and high emotional intelligence in general to be important qualities.