Chasing Sophistication
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Memories: Ferrari 488 Spider


Cold wind and wet clothes. Icy roads and melting snow. That’s what it’s like right now. However, as I stare out the window my imagination is taking me back to a world where snow is artificial and cold winds the result of frigid air-conditioning. A...

A helping hand


It’s a tough world out there. More so for the elderly and disabled who may struggle to get on the bus or open a door without some assistance. So we lend them a hand, it’s polite and the right thing to do. It’s common courtesy....

Autumn


Green, yellow and red leaves contrasting with a stark blue sky. Chilly winds carrying those same leaves down to earth. The first frost arrives. Hats and scarves make their annual return. It’s unmistakably autumn. Personally, I enjoy each change of season. Spring’s freshness and vigour....

The Bentley Boys


According to Bentley’s official website the Bentley Boys were playboys, racers and adventurers which were always up for a challenge or a glass of champagne. In other words, men who could and most certainly would enjoy their lives to the fullest. They were a bunch...

Travel bug


Ever since my last trip I’ve been searching for new places to visit. It’s as if I’ve grown restless. Curious to see what else is out there and recapture that sense of awe like when I saw a desert for the first time. That vast,...

Time for Jesus


I received a phone call earlier today; whether I had time to talk about Jesus. My immediate response was no, obviously, but it did make me wonder. Did I have time to talk about Jesus? It’s not like I was doing anything useful after all....

The Way of the Cocktail


I’ve recently stumbled upon this great short documentary by Alan Kropf and Matthew Noel and even though I’ve never made a proper cocktail in my life this film fully grabbed my attention. These bartenders know how to chase sophistication. They pursuit a level of perfection...

Dubai day 6


If you’re following either of us on Instagram or Snapchat (IG: @denniswierenga, SC: denniswierenga & IG: @chasingsophistication) you may have figured out what we’ve been up to today already. Today memories were made and eternalized and stories were written. Today was the stuff of dreams....

Dubai day 4


If day three was insane then day four was even more so. We had hoped and expected that today would be something special, but neither of us had anticipated the final outcome. The day started off with some aimless driving along Dubai’s beaches, visiting one...