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Bali Travel Diary, Part 3 | Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is the completely opposite of Ubud – while Ubud is rushing waterfalls in the rainforest, Nusa Dua is sandy beaches and pristine coastline. Arriving at Kayumanis Nusa Dua was two parts surreal, one part an architectural showcase of what would be my dream villa if I lived on the beach in Bali. Walking through the labyrinth of pathways to our villa, I was in a tired daze from a day exploring, and luckily, we were being taken straight…

Montreal Travel Diary

Midnight, walking up the red-carpeted stone steps, music and drinks flowing as snippets of French drift by from the next room. My first impression of Montreal. We took a later flight and only arrived at our hotel a little past 12 in the early hours of Sunday. WHERE WE STAYED The hotel we were staying at has quite the opulent history behind it, the building originally belonging to Lord George Stephen, converted into a private gentlemen’s business club, and finally…

Alfred Tea Room, Yes. You, Maybe.

If ever there was an ode to tea and the color pink, this would be it. Alfred Tea Room is the little sister of Alfred Coffee, and since I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker (that’s a whole other story), this is my Alfred’s location of choice. Firstly, because it does actually serve coffee, as well as rare and artisanal teas. And secondly, it is walking distance to both Alfred Coffee Melrose Place and Alfred Coffee In The Alley…

5 Amazing French Toasts of New York (Move Over Humans of NY)

French toast might actually be one of the best things ever invented. To test that theory, I dedicated many a  weekend brunch after my morning runs in Central Park to the cause of sampling French toasts around New York. Granted, that probably voided the entire point of going for a morning run, but it was clearly worth it. NORMA’S AT LE PARKER MERIDIEN (MIDTOWN) The best french toast I have ever had – the thing doesn’t even taste like french…