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Category Archives: Europe

  • Talking Istanbul and red lipstick with Rachel Khoo

    In person, Rachel is just what you’d expect after watching her show. Composed, friendly with an infectious smile and oh so funny wearing her signature red lipstick. Cookbook author, in English and French, yes one of her French books is exclusively … Continue reading

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  • Eating Amsterdam – Le Pain Quotidien

    After spending a wonderful morning riding the trams, yes just watching the city go by hopping on and hopping off. Then a familiar cafe caught my eye Le Pain Quotidien, so off the tram I hopped in De Pijp. I … Continue reading

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  • Eating Amsterdam – Salad at Edel

    My first lunch in Amsterdam was at Edel, a great spot along the canal with a floating deck. I was starving and it was a spot recommended by my host Flavia that was within walking distance of the apartment. I … Continue reading

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  • A home away from home in Amsterdam thanks to airbnb

    As I mentioned in my Hello Amsterdam and Istanbul post (see it here) I treated myself to a trip to Amsterdam and Istanbul for my 30th birthday in July 2013. I decided I want to live as a resident would … Continue reading

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  • Hello Amsterdam & Istanbul

    Yes I have been a bit quiet, with good reason. I decided to treat myself to a trip to Amsterdam and Istanbul in celebration of my thirtieth on the 13th of July. I started solo in the beautiful city that … Continue reading

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  • Istanbul Calling

    As I mentioned in my first post of the year (see it here), I will be celebrating my 30th birthday (July baby) in Istanbul. I have been sending out the official email invitation this week and I’m soooooo excited! Courtesy: … Continue reading

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  • Copenhagen Pt 2 (Hotel brunches)

    I checked into what was/is dubbed as one of the hip and trendy hotels in Copenhagen, First Hotel Skt Petri. I was told lady gaga had stayed there, obviously not in my standard suite but she was there nonetheless. Yes … Continue reading

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  • Copenhagen Pt1 (parks, nuts, bars and beer)

    I spent my first weekend in Europe in Copenhagen, which is a city filled with tall blondes and I’m the antithesis petite (code word for short) and dark skinned. So I was like a tiny munchkin walking around the wonderful … Continue reading

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