Foodies

Caymans: Swimming with Stingrays and Turtles

When we looked for a warm place to ring in the New Year, we discovered the beautiful unspoiled east and north side of Grand Cayman island. The picture I had of  the Caymans, was one of money and sophistication, a playground for the rich with a lot of high...

Nashville’s hidden gems

Food explorations in the heart of Music City Nashville is known as the music capitol of the world. Many famous artists started their career here. A lot of people link Nashville with country music, but Nashville is not just country. In addition to country It is rock ‘n roll, bluegrass,...

The Beating Heart of Havana: Food, Art and Music

"Both for Havana’s beauty and decay, it’s very hard to restrain yourself from staring everywhere you go” - Brin Jonathan Butler I visited Cuba a lifetime ago. It was in the days of Fidel’s reign and rules were strict and supplies were limited. We stayed in Holguin...

Exploring the big 5 of Bordeaux: a week of wine, food and friends

      One day over a dinner, our friend Francis told us about a trip to Bordeaux organized by his friend Bill, who owns a vineyard in Vancouver. Without really knowing what to expect, we signed...

Austin, a Great Little City

I have been to Austin many times and always enjoy spending time there so when my friend Bina asked me to go to Austin for a weekend, I didn’t hesitate. On a Thursday evening in April, we are on a plane from San Francisco to Austin, for a couple...

A Delicious Day in Yountville

We used my friend Goody’s birthday as an excuse to finally make it back to Napa Valley last Saturday, or more specific, to Yountville. Our target destination: Bottega. We had lunch there a year and a half ago and had talked since then about going back. The day had...

A Taste of Las Vegas

When thinking about Las Vegas, most people will say: gambling, drinking and sex. But Sin City has changed over the years and has a lot more to offer now. Of course the casinos and gentlemen's clubs are still there, but beyond those, you'll find great hotels, worldclass shows and...

Rome and an Italian Wedding

When my dad died unexpected 4 years ago I realized that I had spent too much time working too hard, missing out on the more important things in life. I had missed too many important occasions: time with family, friend’s weddings, birthdays and baby showers; all because I was...