Rubbing Shoulders with Hi-So at Sofitel SO Singapore

What do the likes of Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld have in common? Two of the most influential and colourful couturiers in the world. True. Flamboyant and risqué. True. But if you also guessed that they both have set their trademark style and seal upon a luxury hotel chain world-wide, you would be right on […]

All that glitters, is Ravenna

So two weeks into my trip in Bologna, and I was seeing and experiencing so much. And one of the names that I kept hearing about, and that folks told me I just had to visit, was Ravenna. This town is synonymous with beautiful Mosaic tiles, art that was fashioned into the walls of the […]

5 Great Holiday Activities @ Movenpick Karon Phuket

Getting bored on holiday is never a good idea and so it helps if you have holiday activities to fill your hours with, both inside as well as outside of the hotel. And that is why we go back to Movenpick Karon Phuket, time and again, when we visit the island. It is located in […]

Karon Beach Square – contemporary dining on Karon Beach Phuket

I have to say, that Phuket itself has never felt like an island at all to me. I mean, the place is huge and it bustles with so much activity, it feels more like a city – actually the biggest island in Thailand and dubbed the ‘pearl of the Andaman’, Phuket is surrounded by the […]

The Art of Gelato .. at Carpigiani Gelato University,Italy

My first lesson in Gelato is a firm ticking off, by one of the locals of Bologna – it ain’t ice cream, so call it what it is. Gelato. OK, point taken! Gelato it is.

Notte Rosa in Rimini, Emilia Romagna

When someone mentions Rimini, it’s usually associated quickly with the vision of jam-packed beaches, hedonistic nightclubs and party place mostly. In 1843, the first bathing establishments took root next to the Adriatic and then beach huts gradually morphed into a megaresort, which in turn sprouted a big nightclub scene in the 1990s. Despite the interesting history, […]

10 Things to do in TOKYO!

Leaving Mt Fuji with a heavy heart, we departed from Kawaguchiko Station,  by bus to Shinjuku bus terminal in Tokyo, arriving a day before the Tokyo Marathon.  This journey was around 2.5 hours long, and costs us ¥3500 for two. Ah Tokyo. Finally we had arrived! From shanty yakitori bars, neon lit kinky girly bars […]

An Evening With Lambrusco Wines, Reggio Emilia Italy

My first encounter with the Lambrusco red wine from northern Italy.. bright, ruby-hued, food-friendly, fragrant, fruity, and slightly sparkling (in Italian, frizzante), delightfully tasty! Lambrusco is the name of both the red wine grape and the wine made from it – one of the oldest wine grapes in the world. Anyway, this region the wine […]

Making Tortellini & Tortelloni at Le Sfogline, Bologna

My second week in Bologna, and I’m really getting into the swing of La Dolce Vita. Explore, Eat, Exercise, Repeat. All my favourite ‘e’s, performed religiously each day in Bologna, not necessarily in that order. I even enrolled myself in a couple of cooking classes. Because you see, in Bologna, this is the done thing – […]

10 Affordable Restaurants to Visit in Bologna

Bologna! One of the great culinary capitals of the world, where it’s hard to rival the land’s amazing produce.. from cheese to balsamic vinegar, sparkling wines and pasta, makes sure you pack some stretchy pants..  as you will be doing a lot of eating. This is the place that I enrolled in not just one, […]

Proof’s in the Barrel – Balsamic Vinegar @ Giuseppe Giusti, Modena Italy

I am currently in Bologna Italy, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, and one thing I noticed so far, is that the Italians love to eat. They eat well, they eat often and they certainly eat huge portions. After a mere 7 days, my Asian stomach is just getting used to it.. almost. prosciutto di parma, […]

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