The Granville Island Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia

The Granville Island Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia

Erin Silverman on March 22, 2017

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»

The Soprarno Suites :: Florence, Italy

The Soprarno Suites :: Florence, Italy

Ava Stochinsky on February 23, 2017

Quite frankly I had to see for myself what all the buzz was about. I had read about this place in a couple places, such as Wallpaper Magazine as a new style of funky boutique hotel. I pictured it as a cross between Novogratz chic, meets Ace hotel…and a dash of Florence fresco for good […] read more»

Shutters on the Beach :: Santa Monica, CA

Shutters on the Beach :: Santa Monica, CA

Lara Smith on January 15, 2017

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»

Clink Restaurant :: The Liberty Hotel – Boston, MA

Clink Restaurant :: The Liberty Hotel – Boston, MA

Ava Stochinsky on January 02, 2017

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»

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

Ava Stochinsky on November 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»

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Food

Olive Nera – Venice, Italy

Ava Stochinsky on April 01, 2017

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»

Wine, Spirits & Liquids

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

Ava Stochinsky on November 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»