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Slow Travel Guide | 9 Sunny Stops in Mexico’s Yucatán

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Hi! I’m Sophia van den Hoek, also known as Unfolded. I was born and raised in the Netherlands and am currently residing in Rotterdam. I photograph restaurants, chefs, hotels, beautiful places, and get to work for magazines such as Milk decoration, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Suitcase. Besides photography, I also develop concepts based on food and design under the name of Studio Unfolded. So, I’m always on the lookout for new exciting places, concepts, flavors & designs. Today I’m sharing my favorite sunny slow travel stops in Mexico’s Yucatán region.


The Alchemy of Making Paint From Dirt & Sand

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Hello, my name is Stella Maria Baer, and I am a painter and photographer. I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I live in Colorado with my husband Seth, our boys Wyeth and Whitman, and our sheepdog. In my work, I explore the mythology of the desert and the cosmology of space. In my paintings, I work in watercolor and oil. In my photographs, I look at the relationship between how we see women’s bodies and how we treat our land. Six years ago, I started asking more questions about where the paint I use comes from, how it’s made, and what it is made from. These questions led me to start making paint from dirt and sand – to create work not just inspired by a landscape but made from the land itself.


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