Special occasion

NeXT Global Tables Dining Series @ Home: THAILAND – Valentine’s Day Edition

This year for Valentine’s Day, we decided to visit NeXT again but instead of dining in, given the current pandemic restrictions, they were offering a special dine-at-home experience. I have been very impressed with NeXT’s ability to adapt during this pandemic and have been watching the way they’ve been rolling out their Global Table series… Continue reading NeXT Global Tables Dining Series @ Home: THAILAND – Valentine’s Day Edition

Asia, Thailand

Asia Day 40: Reflection – Thailand 

Photo of the day: Pad Thai on the streets of Yaowarat. Photo credit: Aaron. I am very sad to say that this brings us to our last day in Thailand, as well as our last day in Southeast Asia. We will be heading north to acclimatize our bodies to the cold winters of Canada; however,… Continue reading Asia Day 40: Reflection – Thailand 

Asia, Thailand

Asia Day 32: Chiang Mai (Zumba in Thailand – BBQ chicken – CAMP Co-Working space – Ping River boat cruise)

Photo of the day: the smoky BBQ chicken @ ไก่ย่างวิเชียรบุรี. Photo credit: Aaron. I finally found a convenient place and time to take a Zumba class! It was Fitness Thailand, just a 15 minute walk away. It was a decent-sized gym in a shopping complex. The gym pass was 200 THB/day (~$8). There was a… Continue reading Asia Day 32: Chiang Mai (Zumba in Thailand – BBQ chicken – CAMP Co-Working space – Ping River boat cruise)

Canada, Toronto, Wellness

4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 3 – Relax

Featured image: Khao Soi Beef @ Little Khao – Assembly Chef’s Hall Note: this is part of a 4-part series. Links below for Days 1 and 2. Day 1 Day 2 Confession I did check my work inbox this morning. I understand this is not the most wellness-inducing activity but there are parts of my… Continue reading 4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 3 – Relax

Tips, Top ___ lists

9 practical tips for travelling carry-on only

It’s been a while. Having to pack again recently inspired me to write this post. Whether you are packing for a 2-week or a 2-month trip, the principles are the same. Earlier this year, I had to pack for a 2.5 month trip across Asia for the 30+ degree celsius tropical climate of Thailand as… Continue reading 9 practical tips for travelling carry-on only

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 7: Beverly Hills, Barnsdall Art Park, Silver Lake

Bye bye convertible! All good things come to an end as we embark on our last day in LA. First, we had to return the convertible. Aaron was very sad to let it go, and even contemplated purchasing one, but it doesn’t make sense to have one in Ottawa, where more than half the year… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 7: Beverly Hills, Barnsdall Art Park, Silver Lake

Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Day 2:  Runyon Canyon Park, Thai Town and Venice

Raw Cane Super Juice We started our day like a true Californian by getting some juice for breakfast at a nearby shop called Raw Cane Super Juice. It was a cozy little shop with minimal to none seating. We ordered one with just sugar cane juice, coconut and avocado, as well as a more “green”… Continue reading Los Angeles Day 2:  Runyon Canyon Park, Thai Town and Venice