For years now I've been living la vida loca, dashing all over the globe in a whirlwind, to experience life and discover everything from the latest trend to the oldest civilisation. It's exhilirating, of course, but part of the thrill of my journeying has always been the anticipation of returning home. Only then are the marvels of the last adventure truly appreciated — from within the warm cocoon of familiarity — right before another one begins. This is what inspires creativity, seeing life through another's eyes, interpreting it into one's own vocabulary. It's my raison d'etre, the muse to my soul.