Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Last time, I wrote about the gourmet food tour with Savor Seattle and here are the pictures I took the next day while wandering Pike Place Market. It was perfect weather and as luck would have it, also the day of the Seattle Cheese Festival! Since I love both sunshine and cheese, it was a great way to end the …

Savoring Seattle

Serious Pie Buffalo Mozza Tomato

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I took off to Seattle for a long weekend getaway. What started as a shopping and relaxing mini vacay turned into a total foodie escape. Having been on the Paleo Diet for a good month and a half, I was ready to take a diet hiatus and indulge in all the things I’d …

Melbourne: Able and Game

Last but not least, a short post with a couple pics of the Able and Game table. And that’s where I finally got to meet illustrator and designer, Anna! Having purchased from the Able and Game Etsy site before, I faintly remembered reading about them being at a market every weekend. And it’s with that bit of recollection, I decided …

Melbourne: Rebound

Natalie and Ben preserve the charm and nostalgia of old books by repurposing them into journals and diaries. Not just the hard covers, but the pages too. Their business is called Rebound –  and I had the pleasure of meeting Natalie at the Finders Keepers market to learn more.

Melbourne: The Finders Keepers

Eight full days in Australia, two days to do anything I wanted. And so I made my way to the one thing that made this trip worth it – The Finders Keepers market. This was my second trip to Melbourne and Sydney, and the warm 27 degree (celsius) weather was perfect. I arrived the last week of March and it just …

Hayes Valley – San Francisco

On the last day of my trip, Amber and I took a self-guided walking tour of sorts. Mostly we were just interested in seeing shops and wandering the city in the great weather. Recommended by a local we headed to Hayes Valley. Did we ever LOVE this neighbourhood! So many great shops and restaurants, we easily could have spent the …

San Francisco Eats

A couple weeks ago I was in San Francisco for a Social Media conference for the travel industry. I used to go to San Francisco quite a bit with my Dad and while he worked, my brother and I would roam the city exploring. We would go all over downtown, through Chinatown, Little Italy, to Fisherman’s Wharf and back on …

Aloha Hawaii

A couple weeks ago I jetted off to Hawaii for a pre-winter break and also to attend my friend Kelly’s wedding. It could not have come at a better time what with the gloomy, wet weather.  Besides, who really needs an excuse to go to Hawaii? Not only was it my inaugural visit to paradise, but also the first vacation …

Drinking to My Health

A couple weeks ago it was my boyfriend and I’s anniversary. To celebrate, we decided to get inebriated in a very classy manner. (FYI: the use of classy instantly negates any possible classiness.) Off we went to the Okanagan for a weekend getaway which included a wine tour. Think pub crawl but replace pubs with wineries. What a way to …

Slow Start Monday

The title says it all. And the best way to express how I’m feeling are some pictures I took of giant tortoises when I was in the Galapagos Islands. Last month I was in Peru and Ecuador and on the very last day of the trip, I visited the Charles Darwin Foundation. We went around 7am which turned out to …