Walking With Whit

Tile You Were Sleeping…

I saw a lot of France while posing as an antiques dealer for much of the 80s and 90s. No matter how often I came across it, the beauty and history of the local heritage buildings – from old churches to the entry halls of homes constructed centuries ago – were always impressive. One of the common themes I came across was encaustic tile, an artistic display of salvaged tiles that create gorgeous visuals to…

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Neighboring Ancestors

In the hospitality industry, we feel like we all have become a family of sorts. Even as our industry grows, it feels like everyone is connected in some shape or form. But when it comes to Whit and this fun travel adventure, the term “small world” is taken to the next level. On a recent trip to England, Whit discovered some more fun stories about his lineage, one of which led to the discovery that…

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SAPA Vietnam

April 16, 2018
SAPA Vietnam

When I first began going to Vietnam about ten years ago, Sapa was over the mountain. The only way to reach it was by overnight train from Hanoi, and it was described in the same way I had heard about Machu Pichu, Peru described—an exotic destination with indigenous people wearing brightly colored clothes and breathtaking scenery. In the intervening years, Vietnam has modernized in many ways. Now there are roads going to most regions of…

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Vietnamese Building Purchases

After many years of travel and adventures in the antiques business, Whim Co-Founder, Whit Hanks, is no stranger to a good find and a good story. In this series, “Walking with Whit”, we aim to share the anecdotes that have brought Whim and Camp Lucy to life. Kim and Whit love to travel to places they have never been, often gathering inspiration and goods to enhance the company’s offerings. We are always eager to see…

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