Le Quartier Général

Posted on August 13th, 2013

via aromes

Immediately when we arrived in Montreal at Central Station, we knew it was a very different place than most of Canada—and I don’t just mean the French signs that we couldn’t understand. In the caverns of the grand station there actually lies an amazing food court with an excellent patisserie, incredible deli sandwiches, … (More →)


Arts Preview

Posted on August 6th, 2013

Several of the shows we’ve recommended this past year are on tour and definitely worth catching as they travel the globe: we caught Roy Lichtenstein’s massive solo survey at the Tate and it’s currently on view at the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s blockbuster look at David Bowie’s cultural significance will be presented … (More →)


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Posted on July 30th, 2013

Located in the lush environs of Hyde Park, the Serpentine Gallery is one of the world’s more interesting venues for showcasing contemporary art. Since the year 2000, the Serpentine has commissioned a pavilion that is up for 3 months during the summer season. Attracting over 300,000 visitors a year it has become an annual highlight … (More →)


Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

Posted on July 16th, 2013

In a town where all-you-can-eat buffets are an institution and few scoff at paying $18 for a sushi roll, restaurant options, though plentiful, often prioritize drama and showmanship over crafting reasonably priced, tasty fare. Some of the world’s most renowned chefs have set up outposts in Las Vegas – including Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy and … (More →)


Cannes Film Festival PIcks

Posted on July 9th, 2013

A Touch of Sin

Simply known as “Cannes”, the film festival that epitomizes both red carpet glamour and rarified auteurist taste had an uncharacteristically stratified year between its dual personalities. The Competition, its main section, saw feel good American films, like the Coen brothers’ latest shaggy dog story, Inside Llewyn Davis, about the Greenwich … (More →)



Posted on July 2nd, 2013

I love it when a meal surprises you — flat out knocks you out with its originality yet the Chef executes the flavours of each dish perfectly. These are the kinds of meals that leave me wondering, how soon can I eat here again? After my first meal on a very crowded Friday night at … (More →)


Bompas and Parr at Kew Gardens

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Photo Courtesy RBG Kew

As part of London’s Kew Garden’s summer celebration of the bounty of nature, IncrEdibles: A Voyage through Surprising Edible Plants, dynamic British duo, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, dubbed ‘architectural foodsmiths’, have transformed Kew’s Palm House pond into a tutti frutti boating experience and participatory artwork, at the centre of … (More →)


Luminato Festival

Posted on June 18th, 2013

Luminato, the yearly and truly multi-disciplinary arts festival in Toronto is here – yes, it is here now, happening June 14 to 23. The 2013 edition is Artistic Director Jörn Weisbrodt’s first fully-curated Luminato (he hopped aboard as artistic director a tad too late, early in 2012, to change last year’s sails) and already this … (More →)

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