THE JOURNEY

Travel and personal notes from Jeff Lee, Editor of TOWER TRIP.

A Feeling I Somehow Can't Really Describe

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  This is not a story about money. This is not a story about success and the grand illusion of it. This whole adventure is about a feeling. Something strange and intriguing that I can't really describe. But when you actually feel it. You know. -Jeff Lee, Editor of TOWER TRIP     As we begin the production of Episode 1 of what[...]

When You Thought You Had Seen it All : SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences by Philippe Starck

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Brickell seemed even more slick and crispy clean from what I remembered of last year, when we first met with Jamie Maniscalco for a tour of the Miami Financial District. Cranes are everywhere, glass & steel towers keep rising up and a bustling restaurant scene are all fuelled by the international elite's influx of capital. Even though it was 30C outside,[...]

Possibly the Best Luxury Rental Experience in Tremblant

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It's the little things that make a perfect weekend getaway. It's the songs you play en route in the car, the girls you spot from afar or the drunk friend you simply refuse to leave at the bar. Those little things of course, you can't plan for. But for everything else, there is Le Panache 782: The perfect setup to enjoy a shabby-chic stay directly inside the[...]

Climbing Inside Porsche Design Tower in Miami for an Exclusive Tour of the 32M$ Penthouse

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Story by Jeff Lee & Miami correspondent Jamie Maniscalco As soon as you step inside the cathedral lobby of the Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles, you must immediately acknowledge the massive scale and challenge of this project. Right there in front of you, there is a huge central glass tube that is propelling luxury cars 60 floors up in the air with[...]

An Intimate Tasting of the New White Keys Vodka Created in Rosemont

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For this new TOWER TRIP experience, we gathered creatives, musicians and local influencers for an intimate tasting of the new White Keys Vodka created in Rosemont. Entrepreneurs and founders Sylvain Lague & Alexandre Panneton took us back on their creative journey that led to the creation of a fine tasting vodka imbued with music and creativity as the co[...]

Strolling the Graffiti Alley in Toronto with Realtor Mark Savel of Sage Real Estate

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Mark Savel is a born and raised Toronto broker with Italian roots, who is super active on social media. During my last stay in Toronto, I met with him for a Zabaglione at Bar Buca and a stroll of the notorious Graffiti Alley. Mark is involved with the street art scene, running the Instagram account @Streetartintoronto and representing some of the local artis[...]

Riding to The Beaches on a Moody Day with Agent Alex Brott

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I've been following Alex Brott for more than a year now, so when we met in Toronto, I felt like I already knew her a little. The way she writes the descriptions for her listings, her newsletter or infamous blog is simply refreshing and vivid, thanks to her background in the music industry. "You probably noticed by now that I make a lot of references and quo[...]

The Grace Residences Penthouse : An Intriguing Oasis in The Heart of Vancouver

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The Grace Residences tower is one of Vancouver’s most alluring building. Standing in front of the locked up gate on Drake Street in Yaletown, I couldn't help but wonder what's inside. Gregg Baker from Sotheby's warmly agreed to take us beyond the garden and up to the penthouse. Created by architect James Schouw, The Grace is designed to be simultaneou[...]

Reside Among The Eagles at This Vacation House by a Cliff in Ucluelet

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This story was not originally part of my itinerary but after two weeks reporting in the urban jungle of Vancouver, we boarded the Horseshoe Bay ferry to Vancouver Island. We then drove all the way across this rock to the other side, where we spent a couple of days in the little fishermen town of Ucluelet (locals say Ukee). Kept in the shadow of her no[...]

The Glass House Near Toronto is The Ultimate Pad To Entertain Cool Friends

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When we first became aware that this glass house went on the market, I quickly dispatched my friend Laurie Lee to investigate and confirm it was not a dream. Listings pictures are flawless of course, but we had to see for ourselves. Laurie works in Toronto as a talent scout for Universal Music. Hanging out with future rock stars all day, she perfectly gets t[...]