Category | Travel

The Library Hotel – NYC

The Library Hotel – NYC

By Ava Stochinsky on June 26, 2016Comments (5)

Maybe it is just me growing older (and somewhat wiser), but I have really come to appreciate the simple pleasures in life. The overall experience I had at the Library Hotel was one of the most pleasurable stays in New York. When I mention the simplicity, it should not be confused with lack of elegance. […] 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

By Ava Stochinsky on June 24, 2016Comments (0)

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»

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

By Ava Stochinsky on May 23, 2016Comments (0)

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»

The Soprarno Suites :: Florence, Italy

The Soprarno Suites :: Florence, Italy

By Ava Stochinsky on May 03, 2016Comments (0)

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»

It’ll be a life changer…The Chilko Experience – Chilko, British Columbia

It’ll be a life changer…The Chilko Experience – Chilko, British Columbia

By Ava Stochinsky on March 13, 2016Comments (0)

The Chilko Experience is something you should add to your bucket list. Even if you have visited other mountain resorts, this will be something entirely different. You are staying in private, brand new, million dollar cabins, where you feel more like a personal friend than a resort guest. It is the perfect combination of 5 […] read more»

Herringbone at Aria – Las Vegas, Nevada

Herringbone at Aria – Las Vegas, Nevada

By Ava Stochinsky on February 15, 2016Comments (0)

Herringbone has now a dazzling new location at Aria Resort. In its desert home at Las Vegas, the grand Aria is famous for its intricate combination of restaurants and cuisines of various origins. It is home to the timeless Italian cuisine Carbone restaurant and to the Corner View : cafe for exquisite breakfast. It has […] read more»

Wake Up To the Splashing Luxury of Tower 23 at San Diego

Wake Up To the Splashing Luxury of Tower 23 at San Diego

By Ava Stochinsky on January 18, 2016Comments (1)

Rise and Shine to a brand new experience of luxury and sophistication at Tower 23. The scenic beauty of the beaches from the hotel itself is worth the price of admission to the swank hotel. The rooms are very modern and have a modern streamlined feel. Upon arrival we received a delicious plate of cheeses […] read more»

The Granville Island Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia

The Granville Island Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia

By Ava Stochinsky on January 09, 2016Comments (5)

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»