No matter where interior designer and professional tenor David Santiago travels, one place he always returns to is the stage, a place where he feels most complete, vulnerable and giving! Its where he says, “I pour it all out!”
Below, you can learn a bit more about his WANDERLUST ways.
WHEN DID YOU REALIZE YOU LOVED TO EXPLORE?
From a young age, I loved playing in the woods, discovering nature. To this day it's one of my favorite things to do, It opens up my senses…I take it all in.
IS TRAVEL ALWAYS PART OF A DESIGNER’S LIFE?
Traveling has become a vital part of my business to stay in tune with the currents of the industry, it ebbs and flows depending on the season.
WHAT IS THE PLACE YOU KEEP GOING BACK TO AND WHY?
There are several places. Top of my list is the opera house and theater . It's an opportunity to escape and travel to Somewhere in Time for a couple of hours — pure bliss! Next, would be Puerto Rico because of my family, nostalgia and history.
WHAT ARE SOME GOODIES THAT YOU HAVE FALLEN FOR ALONG THE WAY?
Artwork from Mexico City on recycled organic paper.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO NEXT?
The Galapagos Islands and Madagascar…not to mention the major opera houses in the world like La Scala, Covent Garden and Teatro de Colón.
HOW HAS THE IPHONE CHANGED YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?
I love it because I have immediate access to information for my business, social and personal network. Upgraded technology has increase the quality of photography and video to capture design work, travel and concert performance. Turning off has been a challenge however. but it’s essential. I turn my phone off easiest when there is no Wi-Fi available.