Olive Nera – Venice, Italy

Olive Nera – Venice, Italy

Ava Stochinsky on October 30, 2016

My most recent trip was memorable for many reasons, but one of the highlights was my visit to Oliver Nera. Owner Isabella treats you like family, who clearly takes pride in her profession. regarding the nights specialties. The food is absolutely delicious and her staff is fabulous and very knowledgeable. They recommended the stuffed fried […] read more»

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Edward Kim – Mi & Yu Noodle Bar – Baltimore, MD

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Edward Kim – Mi & Yu Noodle Bar – Baltimore, MD

Erin Silverman on October 29, 2016

Lately I have been a bit disappointed in my Ramen adventures, bland broths and seemed like they were phoning it in with ingredients. Mi & Yu have renewed my love of all things Ramen! I tried the beef dashi soup. It was incredibly hearty, and rich with a slight hint of sweetness. My favorite part […] read more»

The Granville Island Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia

The Granville Island Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia

Erin Silverman on October 07, 2016

I have had the pleasure visiting Granville Island many times. Some folks make it a destination for the day to visit their famous market, or a very obvious choice for a memorable meal at the multitude of restaurants. What I would highly recommend to consider it a spot to park your car and stay at […] read more»

Telegraph Hill Luxury Robes

Telegraph Hill Luxury Robes

Ava Stochinsky on September 03, 2016

If you are looking for a special gift for pretty much anyone, look n further than one of the luxury robes offered by Telegraph Hill. The robe I chose was the Chocolate Seersucker. It is made of 100% miccrofiber, and may be one of the most comfortable garments I have come across. The microfiber was […] read more»

Clink Restaurant :: The Liberty Hotel – Boston, MA

Clink Restaurant :: The Liberty Hotel – Boston, MA

Ava Stochinsky on August 02, 2016

Who doesn’t love a good play on words. Especially the subtle witty kind that sneaks up on you. I had a great stay at the Liberty Hotel a few weeks ago (I’ll tell you more about that later). The hotel was renovated a couple years ago from what was previously the Liberty Jail. If you […] read more»

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Food

Olive Nera – Venice, Italy

Ava Stochinsky on October 30, 2016

My most recent trip was memorable for many reasons, but one of the highlights was my visit to Oliver Nera. Owner Isabella treats you like family, who clearly takes pride in her profession. regarding the nights specialties. The food is absolutely delicious and her staff is fabulous and very knowledgeable. They recommended the stuffed fried […] read more»

Shopping

Telegraph Hill Luxury Robes

Ava Stochinsky on September 03, 2016

If you are looking for a special gift for pretty much anyone, look n further than one of the luxury robes offered by Telegraph Hill. The robe I chose was the Chocolate Seersucker. It is made of 100% miccrofiber, and may be one of the most comfortable garments I have come across. The microfiber was […] read more»

Travel

Shutters on the Beach :: Santa Monica, CA

Lara Smith on November 01, 2016

Simply put, Shutters on the Beach is a wonderful little oasis in the mist of Santa Monica and its beach. This hotel is in a perfect location on the Santa Monica boardwalk. The staff took care of us in a way that we felt like royalty. From the initial valet service, the checkin and our […] read more»

Wine, Spirits & Liquids

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

Ava Stochinsky on May 23, 2016

This is the inaugural article series where I feature products I love. Let’s face it…it will mostly be food and drink items. I was inspired when I took in the Make It show, in Saint Albert in April. It was chalk full of well curated small businesses, but one stood in particular. FrostBites, which is […] read more»