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Seattle’s International District: The Best Roll Here

Deep in the bowels of Seattle’s International District on South Jackson Street, amidst one of many Asian strip malls, I discovered the Tamarind Tree. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant that locals recommend and frequent, as evident with lineups at 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon. I order the standard from every Vietnamese menu, spring rolls and some […]

San Francisco Houses of Kick Starts:

Best place to grab a power meal to go (0r eat in if you have a moment): La Boulange Bakery & Cafe. I was later informed by a San Franciscan that Starbucks had just acquired this locally loved chain and the quality of the goods remains the same thus far (would like to know if […]

Xiao Lung Bao Quest: Greater Seattle Area’s Best

Seattle, being just a 2 hour drive from Vancouver, was my first stop on my quest for the perfect XLB. From the state’s capital to the Cascades, I did my research and the restaurant that left me feeling most satisfied was definitely Bellevue’s Din Tai Fung. A successful Taiwanese chain of restaurants (Michelin honors in […]

Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Style Notes

It seems the summer got away from the west coast, and yes I have already been curating fall wardrobe obsessions already. For the style conscious, more international options can be expected. Also, see how beauty gets social and a retro favorite trends again this fall, time to dig through your closets for those tartan favorites. […]

The Best of Seattle’s Comfort Foods – Where East Meets West

Two names are worth mentioning, for now, if you’re in the mood for culinary variety on your Pacific Northwest journey. Facing East(東來食府) – Bellevue, WA Given my spoiled Vancouverite taste buds and high expectations of international cuisine, surprisingly I was able to find some of the best Taiwanese food I’ve tasted on this side of […]

Best of Downtown Seattle’s Breakfast, Brunch and Snack Spots

1. Le Creperie Voila – Breakfast If you’re a traveler looking for a breakfast that is slightly more sophisticated than that of the continental variety, then you’ll find it here at Le Creperie Voila. Situated at the Washington Trade and Convention Centre on Pike Street, you’ll find the beauty is in its fast food service.  […]

Night Markets New and Old

Like every North American coastal city, summer in Vancouver is synonymous with ferris wheels, cotton candy and mini-donuts (Playland). But, did you know that Vancouver is also famed for it’s fusion of the east and west with night markets? The May long weekend (Victoria Day) marks the summer long tradition of the Asian inspired night […]

Year of the Dragon Celebrations Around the World

If you could celebrate Chinese New Year’s anywhere in the world where would you like to experience the excitement and international flavor of this festival? Allow me to share with you vibrant celebration ideas from some of my favorite cities and destinations on my bucket list. In Sydney, Australia, they’ll be kicking off the party […]