What Makes for a Great Brand Experience

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In my final post about our recent trip to the Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo in Samana, Dominican Republic, I will touch on what are the key ingredients to creating a positive and lasting brand experience for your customers. What goes into making a positive customer experience can be unique to each individual. But there […]

Johnny Depp, I Am Not

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Why do I always get a bit nervous when I’m going through customs at the airport or crossing the border? I would be the last person to try and smuggle contraband or even try to sneak through purchases to avoid paying duty.  Remember that scene from Blow where Johnny Depp is gliding through airport customs transporting several […]

Digital Art: David Hockney’s Fresh Flowers

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We had the pleasure last month of visiting the Royal Ontario Museum and took in David Hockney’s Fresh Flowers exhibit. Widely considered one of Britain’s most influential artists of the twentieth century, Fresh Flowers was his first major show held in Canada in over two decades. This cutting-edge exhibit at the Institute for Contemporary Culture […]

Snorkeling in Samana

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In my previous post about our trip to Samana in the Dominican Republic, I touched on the fact that the big reason we chose this destination was to get in some snorkeling time. The best thing about Samana, and specifically, the Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo resort we stayed at, is the fact that you […]