Just before I started Mirador I went on a long trip over France, Italy, Austria, Malta, Spain & Portugal. For the first 4 months, I went solo. I hired a car and drove myself around these countries, ate well, thought a lot. Laughed. Drew. I will treasure these months for the rest of my life. I will never forget the time in Venice when I ordered an espresso in a wooden laden cafe, and stood up, sipped quick and ventured to the Architecture Biennale and learnt all about hallways and balconys.