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Hello October!

Hello October!

I’ve always loved these lines: Anne reveled in the world of color about her. “Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, … Continue reading

Margaret Island, Budapest

Margaret Island, Budapest

On a whim I decided to visit Margaret Island (Margitsziget) after a rushed morning tour of the Hungarian Parliament Building. It is within walking distance and the rain, although it refused to altogether stop, had lightened considerably. Along with ordering grey beef steak at Zeller Bistro and entering an escape game run by Claustrophilia to … Continue reading

The View from Shirley Heights, Antigua

The View from Shirley Heights, Antigua

I had planned to write something a little more substantial about visiting Shirley Heights. Something about its history, the drive there, the cocktails available at the bar, what it’s like to visit with a tour group, etc. But all that matters is this: The view from Shirley Heights is spectacular. If you are in Antigua, … Continue reading

Tastes of Turkey (Istanbul and Beyond)

Tastes of Turkey (Istanbul and Beyond)

I wish I could mark my travels in Turkey with photos of my food experiences. They’d represent the meals slowed down by conversation after a long day of sightseeing, the startling views from the rooftop terraces, and the gift of having homemade soup 5000 miles away from home. The thing is, it takes dedication to … Continue reading

Casa Loma with a Side of Tea

Casa Loma with a Side of Tea

Last month I spent an afternoon drinking tea, working my way through a plate of finger food, and literally running around Casa Loma.  The food and tea were part of High Tea at Casa Loma, a Winterlicious culinary event organized by the Liberty Group and featuring George Brown culinary students.  Besides giving me the opportunity … Continue reading