He had difficulty reading and sitting still as a young lad, so David Yurman turned to sculpture, and that turned out to be a brilliant idea. Along with his wife Sybil, a painter, they parlayed their creativity into a wildly successful jewelry business, now in its 36th year. While in Vancouver to showcase his new shop-in-shop at Holt Renfrew, David gave our travel questionnaire a go.
Silly high school romance. Anywhere from the ’60s to the ’80s, even now, because culturally you see how the kids view their early relationships. Like Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Rising from the Plains by John McPhee. It’s about a famous geologist, John Love, who moved to Wyoming in 1901. It goes between being very technical — the Proterozoic period, how the mountains moved, how things were formed — and then it went into this love story of he and the schoolmarm. It was incredible. I was out riding horses in Wyoming while I’m reading this book. It’s one of the geologic regions in the world that has almost everything happening there — tar pits, volcanoes, sulfur bubbling up.
I researched and you can take truffles back, but it doesn’t mean the border guard will agree with you.
Shirts. Definitely too many shirts.
Great concierge, great service, fluffy beds and a terrace.
Overeating, just stuffing myself.
I have two. Going to an area in Italy, Monferrato, it’s like the Napa of Italy. And the other is probably trail riding somewhere in Montana.
That the plane is going to crash.
Anthony Bourdain. I think he’s really on a journey — he’s focused on food, but the food is just the vehicle.
Crossing the border? I researched and you can take truffles back, but it doesn’t mean the border guard will agree with you. Bringing food things back that aren’t going to bring a blight or agricultural ruin. Parmesan cheese? Come on, I don’t think so. I’ve had millimeter gauges taken. Why?
A luncheon with a client who was hilarious, fearless and funny. She said she wears King Baby, and I asked when and she said on the motorcycle. I said, ‘You ride motorcycles?’ and she replied, ‘No, I ride a motorcycle like I ride a horse… my husband rides and I whip him, ‘Go faster, faster!’
Don’t stick to the plan.