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Bow Tie Thursday: BÖ by MANSOURI (@getyourbo)

 One of our fascinations with wooden bow ties is the uniqueness that each company tends to implore with their designs and BÖ by MANSOURI is no exception to this rule. BÖ by MANSOURI is a collection of handcrafted wooden bow ties that are forged by a genuine passion for innovative design. This Vancouver based company was founded in 2013 by father and son duo Mehran and Sam Mansouri. The two founders combined their shared respect for sustainable practices with Mehran’s background in architecture to create a new and modern interpretation of the bow tie.

All wood used in their bow ties is sourced from end-mills (cut-offs) of wood processing facilities across North America. In addition to reclaimed wood they use soft leather offcuts sourced in Israel, which are cut into uniform strips to create the BÖ tie neck straps. With these and their other practices, BÖ by MANSOURI implements their main design philosophy of creating a distinct expression of style from sustainable materials.

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With designs that are inspired by everyday observations of our natural environment, the inspiration for their unique designs seems endless. For more on BÖ by MANSOURI’s various collections, visit them at Getyourbo.com.

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The Destination: Venice

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks.The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. (via Wikipedia). Now that we have got the formalities out of the way, Venice is an amazing place to visit.  With its rich history Venice is a must see for any world traveler.

 Traveling Into The City

SavedPicture-20147308312.jpgSure once you get there you can enter the city via train, cab, or bus once you disembark you flight, but the best way to enter the sinking city is by boat. Entering the city by way of water taxi will provide a breathtaking view and overall experience that will start your stay off on a very high note.

 

Where To Stay

??????????????????????While there are many hotels in the city, nothing beats the charm of staying in one of the many bed and breakfasts that occupy the city. These establishments offer visitors a more authentic view of the city when compared to staying at a traditional hotel. Plus getting an authentic Italian breakfast every morning is a wonderful start to a day filled with exploration.

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What To Do

SavedPicture-201473083323.jpgAs a city of immense culture and history, there is a lot to see and do in Venice. First and foremost is the Rialto bridge and the surrounding marketplace. To really take in the history of the city, a visit to Saint Mark’s Basilica, Saint Mark’s Square, and Palazzo Ducale (aka Doge’s Palace) is certainly in order. In addition to the many museums, not trip to Venice is complete without a ride on a gondola.

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The Experience

??????????????????????Venice is a city like non other. Its geographic feature not withstanding, its is a city that stands a part from the rest of Italy with a heritage all its own. If you are looking for new destination to see, Venice should be on the top of your list.

 

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