Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sensational Restaurant Sensing

So, really, what’s the deal with Michelin stars? At the risk of sounding snobbish, I’ve eaten at a few Michelin starred restaurants, both in the U.S. and abroad, and I generally find them stuffy, pretentious, and above all, overpriced. (For … Continue reading

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Chic Paris on an Artful Budget

When we visited Paris in December of 2007, the Euro was at an all-time high and the dollar was, well, sluggish. I know that now things have changed (and thankfully the $ is on the rise), but that still doesn’t … Continue reading

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Lounging on Lago di Maggiore

If you, fellow chic adventurer, like me, hate crowds, then look no farther than the small bathing beaches along Lake Maggiore for some peace and quiet. On a recent trip, I was fortunate enough to find this little spaggio with … Continue reading

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Secret—Shhhh—Haven on the Shores of Lake Como

So if you’ve been to Northern Italy, then you’ve probably heard of George Clooney’s favorite haunt, Il Gatto Nero (and if you haven’t been to Northern Italy, then surely you’ve heard of George Clooney? – if not, check out this … Continue reading

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Tranquility is the Trend in Zermatt

  The Omnia, in Zermatt, Switzerland, is right on trend in its efforts to both be one with the local environment and scenery and its stand-out architecture. And despite the fact that Zermatt as a whole is incredibly overpriced (we … Continue reading

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TINI – This is Not Ikea. Yum.

After hours scouring the internet for a vintage file cabinet (because, um, every girl needs one), I found this amazing website with a storefront located in… Los Angeles! Hurray. While I may be rushing to 515 Fairfax Ave. this weekend … Continue reading

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Swimming with Sharks – Marine Dynamics

If you’re up for the challenge, contact Marine Dynamics to swim with the great white sharks off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa (boats leave from Gansbaai). Marine Dynamics is one of the only shark cage diving outfitters in … Continue reading

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Singita = Heaven

Singita Boulders is an experience of a lifetime, with a price tag to match. Continue reading

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The Good Stuff (Eats!) in Cape Town

We saw, we ate, we conquered… or something like that. Thanks to numerous guidebooks, internet searches, and sometimes just dumb luck, we found a number of great eateries around the city. Here’s a brief list, as well as some details: … Continue reading

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Reuben’s, A Delicious Detour

Reuben’s—a welcome respite from the wine tasting at Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Continue reading

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