Hello world.

We’ve been a little absent lately and I want to assure you that it was for good cause! We’ve recently moved back into the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver and for those of you who don’t know, September is gorgeous in Vancouver! In addition to moving into our new place, cleaning it, renovating it, moving in and painting – doing everything possible to make it seem like she never had anyone else living in her except us! In addition to all that we also had a visitor from Australia – Aunty Hannah! We’ve become tourists in our own […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Vancouver|0 Comments|

Tap dancing grandma

Casey Neistat’s grandma was a rockette and still teaches over 70 students annually at 92 years of age!

I could probably stop writing right there. That in itself is inspirational and a great intro to the video. I came across this video and it inspired me and put a warm and fuzzy smile on my heart. I hope that I’m just as active at 92 and have a feeling that her being so active lends to her being so healthy at 92! To have such passion and to keep working kids seems to keep you young.

I hope you all enjoy […]


What is Mantarei? It’s our family, our film, our daughter, our lifestyle. It’s pretty much the name that tries to summarize who we are and what we do. A great image of what it is we’re trying to achieve, as abstract as it can be, came about this weekend. Arts, collaboration, family, friends, film, creativity, BBQ…

It all started less than two weeks ago when I reconnected with some old friends, Matt and Xara. We met them for coffee, which turned into lunch because we were so excited talking to each other about what we were up to and what […]

Batizado e Troca de Cordas

Batizado comes from the Portuguese word “baptism” and following in the tradition of this spiritual word, people are baptized into the world of capoeira when they receive their first belt. The Troca de Cordas is ‘changing of the belts’ and represents students moving their way up in the capoeira world.
Congratulations to all the students playing capoeira and learning more about this wonderful art! This weekend past the students of Aché Brasil came together to celebrate their hard work and effort by putting on a great show, showcasing their talent in the capoeira world and playing with visiting capoeiristas.
The Batizado […]