I went to grad school in Toronto, and studied-abroad in Argentina—to learn about tango, and tasty steak. Looking back even further, I did an undergrad in design, where I studied in Italy—that time to learn about romance, and the Renaissance.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Life of Pi, Great Expectations, and Blink
Jurassic Park, Ocean's Eleven, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. I & II, Inception, Minority Report, Hot Rod, Baseketball, Love Actually, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Fantastic Mr. Fox (and every other Wes Anderson movie)
True Detective, Suits, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, Parks and Rec, and more that are gone, but not forgotten (ie. Seinfeld, House, Breaking Bad, etc.)
Di Fara's, Burger Joint, Toronto street-meat, Buenos Aires' steak, Florence's gnocchi, London's fish and chips, and sushi of course
Malbec and Torrontés wines, a nice bourbon cocktail, apple juice (we have a history), and strawberry or peanut butter milkshakes... mmm
3. yoga mat
5. curiosity and adventure
6. good company and conversation
- cultural events or art exhibitions
- working for a deadline
- exploring the city (or another city)
Also love quiet Friday nights—with delicious dinners, nice bottle(s) of wine, and good shows or board games.