Cruising South America (on the Celebrity Infinity)

We sailed around South America onboard the Infinity with Celebrity Cruises in December. I know it's now February but hey, better late than never to write about it! December 22, 2017 – New York to Buenos Aires Our red-eye flight from JFK to Buenos Aires, via American Airlines, went without much drama. Due to the … Continue reading Cruising South America (on the Celebrity Infinity)

TBT: Breakfast at Cafe 63 – New Farm Park, Brisbane

I promise this will be the last Throwback Thursday to Brisbane. I understand not everyone loves Brisbane as much as I do. It's not hard to guess that I still have a soft spot for my hometown, right? Gambit and I popped into Cafe 63 New Farm Park location for breakfast. I decided to come … Continue reading TBT: Breakfast at Cafe 63 – New Farm Park, Brisbane

TBT: Lunch at Dandelion & Driftwood, Brisbane

Gambit and I popped into Dandelion & Driftwood for lunch when we were in Brisbane. I found Dandelion & Driftwood online when I searched for places in Brisbane that had excellent coffee. Upon our visit, we were not disappointed. I ordered a mocha and it was the waiter's suggestion to have the Driftwood Blend. For lunch, Gambit … Continue reading TBT: Lunch at Dandelion & Driftwood, Brisbane

TBT: That time we went to Yatala Pies, Brisbane

On our last visit to Brisbane in March, Gambit and I stopped off at the famous Yatala Pies. I love a good meat pie and Yatala Pies are great. But for all those that don't eat meat, Yatala do a great assortment of sweet pies. The menu is quite extensive and feature flavours from the … Continue reading TBT: That time we went to Yatala Pies, Brisbane

TBT: Celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary at Jean George, NYC

Eek, this post is long overdue! Especially since our 3rd wedding anniversary is coming around the corner! I gave Gambit a cotton shirt with a panda on it as his 2nd wedding anniversary gift, because in the US the 2nd year gift is cotton. Gambit's parents had gifted us a restaurant gift voucher at Christmas … Continue reading TBT: Celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary at Jean George, NYC

NYC eats: Burger Joint (Le Parker Meridien)

Burger Joint is a place that serves.. burgers… and is somewhat hidden inside the Le Parker Meridien (119 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019). I am not sure why this place is hidden behind a red velvet curtain but it does give it a bit of mystique. Once inside, the mystique is all gone. … Continue reading NYC eats: Burger Joint (Le Parker Meridien)

Throwback Thursday: Our Honeymoon aboard the Celebrity Century

Ahhhh.. the honeymoon… one of the benefits of getting married. Gambit and I got married in June 2014 and we went on our honeymoon in September that year. Dreaming of a Bora Bora honeymoon Our original honeymoon destination choice was Bora Bora. Yep, Bora Bora.. the island in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France. A beautiful … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Our Honeymoon aboard the Celebrity Century

Murder. Mystery. 2017 birthday!

I recently celebrated my 35th birthday in February. I’m not shy about disclosing how old I am because as I just noted, it’s a celebration! I love celebrating birthdays and it doesn’t even have to be mine. There is nothing to dislike – birthday cake, birthday cake ice cream, birthday cards, birthday parties, birthday presents, … Continue reading Murder. Mystery. 2017 birthday!

Chipotle Chiptopia Summer Rewards 2016

Chipotle ran a rewards program from July 1st to September 30th in 2016. I came across the program accidentally since I was not a huge fan of Chipotle… especially after all the bad PR they just couldn’t shake (food poisoning anyone, insider trading, cocaine possession). To summarize the Chipotle Summer Rewards program really simply: Every … Continue reading Chipotle Chiptopia Summer Rewards 2016

Levain Bakery – Cookies!! OMM-nom-nom-nom…

Almost any New York guide book will tell you to head to Levain Bakery up on the Upper West Side and grab a cookie, or two. Not being one to turn away from a cookie, or two, Gambit and I headed up to UWS in November. The ‘thing’ about Levain cookies is that they are … Continue reading Levain Bakery – Cookies!! OMM-nom-nom-nom…

Applebee’s birthday e-club is THE best

When we first moved to New York, I googled all the places that gave freebies if you signed up to their newsletter. And when my birthday was coming up, I googled which places gave birthday freebies and I must say, Applebee's was hands-down the best freebie giver. I received a voucher which I could only … Continue reading Applebee’s birthday e-club is THE best

NYC Cheesecake hunt – Eileen’s Cheesecake

I had bought a Groupon voucher for Eileen’s Cheesecake while Gambit's parents were in town. Eileen’s were celebrating their 30th anniversary at the time and through Groupon, I paid $30 and received $40 to spend in store. I had been dying to try Eileen’s for a long time as I had heard amazing things about … Continue reading NYC Cheesecake hunt – Eileen’s Cheesecake

Our first night in Montreal & eating at Maison Boulud

We arrived into Montreal around 7:15PM and by the time we found our hotel and checked in, it was 7:30PM. We stayed at the Hotel Bonaventure. I selected this hotel as I wanted it as close to the train station so that on Sunday morning we wouldn’t need to wake up early from a distant … Continue reading Our first night in Montreal & eating at Maison Boulud

Smorgasburg in Williamsburg & the infamous Ramen Burger

  Our first trip ever to Brooklyn was to visit the Smorgasburg - http://www.smorgasburg.com/ in Williamsburg. Smorgasburg is a weekly event where loads of different food vendors set up a site and sell their food.  Anything from ribs, burgers, buns to cookies, ice-cream sandwiches and popcorn. It was the first weekend the Smorgasburg returned to … Continue reading Smorgasburg in Williamsburg & the infamous Ramen Burger

NYC Cheesecake hunt – Carlo’s Bakery

I had no intention of going to Carlo’s Bakery because I actually didn’t know it existed.  I stumbled across it the day I walked home from sitting the 5 hour pre-licencing course.  Carlo’s Bakery is situated at 625 8th Avenue at 42nd St, near Time Square. I have since found out that there are nine … Continue reading NYC Cheesecake hunt – Carlo’s Bakery