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How to Island hopping in style in Bahamas without breaking the bank

You probably know I’m obsessed with travel, but I also like a bargain, or two. Every couple of years, my best friend and I religiously spend a week together in some Caribbean island. So far we have been to Aruba, the American Virgin Islands, and more recently to Bahamas. Because…

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The 10 perils of modern blogging life (spoof)

Let’s face it. It’s hard to be a restaurant blogger. First and foremost you need to be up to date on what’s trending, and the restaurants, chefs, signature dishes that are hot and can bring traffic to that little expensive space that you self hosted on the web, after hours…

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Have you ever dined at a butcher shop?

Have you ever dined at a butcher shop? I did yesterday, and I loved it. At 7PM on the dot – which meant a frantic Uber journey to get there on time  – I met with my friend Foodstinct aka my gay boyfriend at Hill & Szrok on Broadway market,…

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10 Must try street foods in Istanbul

There isn’t any better way to discover the true soul of a city or a country than walking around and allow yourself to surrender to the local culinary temptations. It requires a little spirit of adventure and a good appetite. Street food is part of Istanbul’s life and it is…

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Istanbul, a blend of cultures and cuisines that captivates your soul

Just before Christmas I spent two solid months travelling and Istanbul was the starting point of a surreal journey that in the following weeks took me to Latin America, Miami, around Europe, and back to the States again for another visit to one of my favourite cities in the world,…

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A Tuscan adventure

Sister (looking slightly distressed): It’s 12.30…  almost 1 actually…. Me: Are you hungry? Sister: Just something small, ok? I am on a diet. Me: Yes of course, err… me too. (lying and casually mentioning the proximity of the village of Bolgheri and  an intriguing story of very clever wine makers)…

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My top 5 travel and food destinations

It all started when I was a kid during our  long family trips around the Mediterranean. I turned 16 in Ontario – Canada, my English was terrible but I was attending an American school, with lockers, burgers and strawberry flavoured milk in the cafeteria, school dances, and daily national hymn…

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Chinese muslim lunch in Beijing

I land in the Chinese capital on a very humid, hot and grey Saturday morning. My first stop is The Opposite House, a cozy modern Japanese boutique hotel in Sanlitum I discovered last year, which will be home for the next few days. As soon as I open the door…

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Follow me around Soho – NYC

Soho is one of my obligatory pilgrimages when in New York. I usually get out of the subway at Spring street, and head to my very first fuel stop; Ansel Bakery, by French pastry chef and owner Dominique Ansel (ex pastry chef at Daniel by Daniel Bouloud). Now, I am…

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Follow me around food lover’s mecca Smorgasburg

After a few drinks, and a very solid dinner at Pearl and Ash, another great new Nolita hot spot – with my favourite Estela –  I wake up on Saturday morning  super early, and slightly quite hangover. I quickly reach for my running gear and pretty soon I am out…

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