November 14, 2017

La Mamounia :: Marrakech, Morocco

La Mamounia in Morocco is iconic, opulent and you will be ensured a most luxurious stay. It is hard to tear yourself away to tour Marrakech – it's an intoxicating haven.
November 8, 2017

Bar Sybanne :: Toronto

Bar Sybanne in Toronto surpassed all my expectations. The reasonably priced menu offers artfully-plated, creative dishes with a great interplay of textures and tastes.
October 29, 2017

Maker Pizza :: Toronto

Maker Pizza focuses on what matters – fresh ingredients, creative recipes, cooked to order options and friendly staff. It has been rated number one in many Toronto publications and I can see why.
October 6, 2017

Visa Infinite Dining Series – Brothers Food and Wine – Toronto

Brothers Food and Wine in Toronto hosted the Visa Infinite Dining Series, serving an insanely good meal from beginning to end. The evening was perfection.
October 1, 2017

Hexagon Restaurant :: Oakville

Hexagon Restaurant in Oakville strives for culinary excellence, and Chef Sean goes to great lengths to succeed. His new restaurant sets the stage for his creative talent.
September 26, 2017

Anderson’s Frozen Custard :: Buffalo, New York

When I find myself in Buffalo, New York, I always make sure to stop by Anderson's Frozen Custard. Luckily there are now seven locations and a food truck.
September 21, 2017

Copetin :: Toronto

Toronto's Copetin has a buzz and a cool vibe. And, more importantly, the food is bursting with flavour and every dish is exciting in a different way.
September 7, 2017

Zen Restaurant :: Toronto

Zen Restaurant in Toronto aims to preserve the culture of Japanese cuisine, providing excellent service and beautifully prepared dishes using fresh, unique ingredients. It exceeded our expectations and lit up my umami sensors.
August 4, 2017

Mandarin Oriental Hotel :: Milan

At the Mandarin Oriental in Milan all your senses will be pampered in this sumptuous, prestigious and stylish hotel.
August 3, 2017

Ristorante Cocchi :: Parma

Dining at Ristorante Cocchi in Parma may have been my favourite meal in Italy this year. It was a sumptuous experience in regional cuisine. It exceeded my wildest expectations.
August 2, 2017

Metamorfosi :: Rome

Metamorfosi in Rome delivers an exceptionally good meal of fusion cuisine with an eclectic, international feel. It's a special restaurant in every respect. Highly recommend.
August 1, 2017

Skippa Restaurant :: Toronto

Using the best ingredients and some serious skills, Skippa in Toronto is a success story about how hard work can pay off. Each course had a different layering of flavours.
July 27, 2017

Osteria Francescana :: Modena

Osteria Francescana in Modena, IT serves modern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated setting. It's the ultimate stage for Chef Massimo to showcase his supreme talent.
July 16, 2017

Hosteria Giusti :: Modena

Hosteria Giusti in Modena, Italy is very authentic, focusing on regional and classical dishes of pure Emilia cuisine. We were truly enamored with this delightful spot.
July 14, 2017

Ristorante Da Danilo :: Modena

Da Danilo in Modena, Italy is a family run restaurant where the food is made the same way as it was 50 years ago. It's an unexpected surprise.
June 28, 2017

Gabriel Kreuther :: New York

If you go to Gabriel Kreuther in New York be prepared to be wowed. The chef presents inspired tasting menus in an impressive setting.
June 14, 2017

Avra Madison Estiatorio :: New York

Avra Madison Estiatorio in New York is a new "it" restaurant serving upscale traditional Greek cuisine, conveniently located across from Barney's and the shops on Madison Avenue.
June 14, 2017

Eleven Madison Park :: New York

The meal was indulgence – a culinary adventure that was expertly served in a magnificent art deco setting. Everything that adorned the plates was thoughtfully conceived and gorgeously executed.
June 12, 2017

Bake Shoppe :: Toronto

The Bake Shoppe in Toronto will make you happy and nostalgic, and provide comfort that makes you want to buy all these scrumptious creations.
June 8, 2017

Binkley’s :: Phoenix

Dining at Binkley's in Phoenix was one of my most memorable experiences that I won't soon forget. Without a doubt, it is the best restaurant in the city.
May 25, 2017

Ocotillo Restaurant :: Phoenix

Ocotillo in Phoenix is the quintessential modern Arizona eatery. They are a new gold standard, capturing the hearts of locals and tourists alike.
May 15, 2017

La Banane :: Toronto

Since returning to Toronto from Miami, one of my most anticipated new restaurant openings has been La Banane. In a few short months it has become Toronto's "it" restaurant.
April 25, 2017

Forte dei Marmi :: Miami

At Forte dei Marmi in Miami they go to great lengths to bring you the flavours of the Amalfi coast, using high-quality ingredients, exceptional regional specialties and inventive Italian cooking in a beautifully presented in a relaxed and vibrant setting.
April 16, 2017

The Norman Hotel :: Tel Aviv

The Norman Hotel is elegant and sophisticated and the staff is courteous, respectful and well-trained. It offers 24-hour concierge service, high-end interiors, and great personalized customer service. A stunning new addition to central Tel Aviv.
April 13, 2017

Brothers Food and Wine :: Toronto

The emphasis is on fresh, local, simply prepared food. The menu changes on a whim, so you may not find a favourite dish again but you will certainly be surprised and pleased at the offerings.
April 5, 2017

Le Sirenuse at the Surf Club Four Seasons :: Miami

Now here's the perfect combination – Miami's Four Seasons Surf Club and iconic restaurant Le Sirenuse from famed Positano, Italy have partnered together.
March 27, 2017

HaSalon :: Tel Aviv

Chef Eyal is known for his flair at each of his restaurants but HaSalon epitomizes his philosophy of fresh food of the highest quality. The experience is a combination of texture, smell, taste and proper execution.
March 20, 2017

Popina Restaurant :: Tel Aviv, Israel

Everything about Popina in Tel Aviv is experience driven: from the ingredients to the immaculate plating and modernist methods. Choose a variety of dishes to taste all the flavours and cooking styles. It was definitely my best meal in Israel.
March 11, 2017

Abraxas Tzafon :: Tel Aviv

Abraxas Tzafon is a unique, innovative and really fun spot. Everything we ate was absolutely given thought to in terms of flavour and presentation. Expect well-executed dishes, served in a relaxed atmosphere.
March 9, 2017

Armani Hotel :: Dubai

The first hotel from fashion designer Giorgio Armani resides in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in the heart of downtown Dubai. You couldn't ask for a better location with direct access to the world's largest shopping mall.
February 21, 2017

The Restaurant Commandments by Alan Richman

Loving Alan Richman's 30 commandments for making restaurants—and any dining-out experience—better in GQ. Spot on! Check them out here.
February 15, 2017

Bazaar Mar :: SLS Brickell, Miami

Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres at SLS Brickell offers a vibrant overwhelming mix of sophisticated and whimsical cuisine, in a playful, Mediterranean interior. The emphasis is on fresh fish from local and Caribbean waters. It is a meal to remember.
January 31, 2017

Artisan Beach House :: Bal Harbour

At Artisan Beach House in Bal Harbour, Miami,say the food is rustic, but that's being modest. The dishes may read like comfort food but they are ambitious and infused with dynamic, energizing flavours.
January 24, 2017

Toscana Divino :: Miami

Miami's Toscana Divino offers a selection of traditional Tuscan and "moderna" fare. The dishes are unexpected and sophisticated. The chef believes in providing quality, flavour and freshness in the artisanal approach of "Fatto in Casa".
January 18, 2017

Ferraro’s Kitchen and Wine Bar :: Miami

On a whim, I decided to try a new spot that I had heard nothing about. Located at 1099 NE 79th Street is a hidden gem you may not have heard of but you will be glad that you are now. Ferraro's Kitchen and Wine Bar is sure to impress.
January 10, 2017

Casa Gioia :: Miami

I recently discovered Casa Gioia (which translates to "house of joy") in Miami – my new favourite bakery for 2016/2017. Everything is truly exceptional, artisanal and unique. It's a new local treasure for me, "sharing joy one bite at a time".
January 9, 2017

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida and the only tropical zoo in the US. It's crowd pleasing for the young or old alike and a delightful way to spend a day.
January 8, 2017

Shoushin Restaurant :: Toronto

Shoushin Restaurant in Toronto only uses the best, purest and most authentic ingredients. The chef's methods are very exacting and you can taste the difference, with wild caught fish and handmade wasabi.
January 6, 2017

Tarbell’s :: Pheonix, Arizona

Tarbell's in Pheonix, Arizona consistently serves good food and keeps me coming back time and time again. The chef has a solid grasp of new American favourites and puts an upscale spin on them.
January 3, 2017

Via Emilia 9 :: Miami

Chef Cacciatori works magic at Via Emilia 9 in Miami, a little gem of a restaurant. The food is soulful and luscious. I love fresh pasta so I decided to go with a four-course pasta tasting.
January 2, 2017

J&J BBQ :: Toronto

J&J BBQ in Toronto is dishing up some pretty amazing barbecue. Because of them, I might become a convert to this style of cooking, or even an addict! Their meats have light rubs, minimal sauce and lots of wood smoke flavour.
December 17, 2016

Oh My Gosh Brigaderios :: Coral Gables, Miami

Located close to the Miracle Mile, "Oh My Gosh", is the perfect name for this Miami sweet shop because that is what you say when you will bite into your first brigadeiro.
December 7, 2016

Le Coq Rico :: New York

Le Coq Rico New York's poultry taste better than your average birds. They might just serve one of the best roast chickens this side of Paris.
November 29, 2016

Roselle Desserts :: Toronto

Everything I tried at Roselle Desserts in Toronto was outstanding. They make delicious French-inspired desserts, and as their slogan says, "desserts make you happy". Well their desserts certainly do!
November 17, 2016

Buca Yorkville :: Toronto

The food is never boring – it's truly unforgettable. When people ask me, what is my favourite restaurant in Toronto, Buca Yorkville is always on the top of my list. I am seriously impressed with the level of food, the knowledgeable and friendly staff, the high-end crowd and the remarkable creativity of the menu. Rob's food is a modern approach to dining without being gimmicky. Long live the king.
November 12, 2016

Carisma Restaurant :: Toronto

I am always seeking out new restaurant spots and I forget to revisit some of my favourites. I am embarrassed to say that is has been years since I have been back to Carisma, but you would never know it from the warm greeting we received from owners, Margi and Michael Pagliaro..
November 11, 2016

Zest Restaurant and Market :: Miami

We experienced a warm welcome from the minute we walked through the doors. Cindy's menu features a beautiful range of ethnically diverse and seasonally driven dishes that spotlight her culinary approach to global cuisine. Still, I could detect some of her signature Island flavours in many of the descriptions on the menu.
November 8, 2016

Rasa :: Toronto

The crowd is mostly young and hip, and there is a boisterous and energetic feel to it. The night I dined there, actress Jodie Foster was in the house too. I had been a couple of times when it first opened but I admit I hadn't been back in quite a while. I have to say even though I enjoyed it then, I think the kitchen has improved even more.
November 7, 2016

Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns :: Toronto

James Beard nominated journalist turned baker, Amy Rosen, spent months on end testing and perfecting the perfect cinnamon bun. Unsurprisingly, she's created a truly excellent product. The spirals of sticky, yet light and fluffy brioche pastry dough have the perfect crust on the bottom and are topped with a light glaze. I had mine right out of the oven, and Amy was there personally glazing my order.
November 2, 2016

Nota Bene Restaurant :: Toronto

Nota Bene is not only the best restaurant in the Entertainment district, it is one of Toronto's best restaurants. It always exceeds my expectations and has stood the test of time.
October 31, 2016

Glass and Vine :: Coconut Grove, FL

Glass and Vine in Coconut Grove was created by Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, a James Beard Award nominee and winner of the Food Network's show, Chopped, and Grove Bay Hospitality Group. The indoor/outdoor 200 seat restaurant is located in the heart of Peacock Park.
October 28, 2016

Art Toronto 2016

Art Toronto 2016 features a carefully selected roster of Canadian and International modern and contemporary galleries. The show is on till October 31 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
October 17, 2016

D Liche Cupcakes :: Montreal

D Liche doesn't cut corners and it shows, they have really hit a home run with their product. The triple chocolate was off the charts delicious. It was moist, dense, intense in flavour and incredibly rich. It was not your average cupcake, surpassing the many previous versions I have tried. The cupcake "bar" has been raised.
October 14, 2016

Lettuce and Tomato Gourmet Gastrobar :: Miami

I have my friend Fenwick to thank for recommending I try a new spot at 17070 West Dixie Highway in North Miami. I am often asked for suggestions for not-so-fine dining, reasonably priced neighborhood restaurants that also serve great good. I think the newly opened Lettuce and Tomato Gourmet Gastrobar fits the bill.
October 11, 2016

Bachour Bakery and Bistro :: Miami

Bachour Bakery and Bistro in Miami is great for breakfast, lunch or brunch. Be sure to leave room for one of Bachour's breathtaking creations. He was a 2016 James Beard Awards Outstanding Pastry Chef semifinalist.
October 8, 2016

Joe Beef :: Montreal

Montreal has a rich food culture which we have enjoyed exploring on our short trip there. One of the toughest reservations to snag was at the iconic restaurant Joe Beef at 2491 Notre-Dame West. We actually had to use connections to get in. It didn't help that it was voted the #4 best restaurant in Canada in 2016.
October 3, 2016

Shanea’s Miami Restaurant List for 2016-2017

Miami’s dining scene keeps getting better. Let me introduce you to last season’s favourites, new restaurants and my most anticipated for the Fall and Winter of 2016-2017 ...
September 20, 2016

Toque :: Montreal

The tasting menu is always a surprise. They won't tell you what it is in advance. They only ask if you have any allergies or aversions.
September 15, 2016

Betony :: New York

This is truly a foodie experience. Everything is well executed. Not only is it a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the food is adventurous and creative, and the servers are professional and attentive. They really catered to us and made us feel special.
September 13, 2016

Ardo Restaurant :: Toronto

Folks, we have a winner. Ardo is open for lunch during the week and dinner Monday to Saturday. Toronto needs more places like this. I am totally enamored with Ardo.
September 8, 2016

Dandylion Restaurant :: Toronto

Dandylion Restaurant in Toronto has consistently been on top lists of places to dine in Toronto. The approach to the contemporary, yet eclectic menu seems simple, but there is a complexity to each dish. The food is truly thoughtful and creative.
September 6, 2016

Stick With Me Sweets :: New York

Everything in the shop is made in house – you can view the kitchen through a glass window and see the work first hand. I was told it is a three-day process to make the bonbons. They are the most beautifully hand-painted chocolates I have ever seen. They are almost too pretty to eat ... notice I said, "almost" ...
September 2, 2016

Unscripted Bal Harbour Art Focus :: Bal Harbour, Miami

Bal Harbour Unscripted Art Project gives you the chance to meet your neighbours over a glass of wine, while enjoying an educational evening together. Through Unscripted I've been able to visit exclusive, private art collections and hear fascinating talks from some of the world's leading art experts.
August 15, 2016

JK Place Capri :: Italy

JK has one of the largest pools on the island, with clean, comfy chairs and shade if needed. We are pampered at the pool by Michele, who looks after all our needs. The crowd is a great mix of young and older, from celebrities to jet setters to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
August 8, 2016

Tickets :: Barcelona, Spain

Our evening had so much attention to detail in a fun ambience where we really felt welcome. Every dish was creative, whimsical and unique. Tickets is a palette adventure with everything cooked to a toothsome delight. It was an unforgettable experience, and a must visit for anyone interested in food. My favourite meal in Barcelona!
August 3, 2016

Seed & Mill :: New York

As you may know by now, I am always looking for new, unique discoveries – especially the delicious kind. Well, I believe I found another to share with you. Let me introduce you to Seed & Mill in the Chelsea Market.
July 27, 2016

J.K. Place Roma :: Italy

If you are seeking a unique and indulgent city experience in a superb location, the J.K. Place Roma is unsurpassed in Rome – it has an abundance of style and a staff that exudes warm hospitality.
July 21, 2016

Culinary Travel with Delectable Destinations

If you are tired of large group, canned itinerary trips, and instead seek a smaller group with a more attentive host, and a slower pace where you can savour local tastes – this may be just the thing for you.
July 20, 2016

Arzak Restaurant :: San Sebastian, Spain

Just about everything was memorable, but one dish in particular that I loved was the roasted lamb loin over a nut and Armagnac spread accompanied by yucca and “guitar” shavings which envelop the whole dish in a light cypress aroma. This was placed on a video screen tablet that had flames shooting out. The roast pigeon with potato feathers was quite a standout too. Every mouthful brought joy to me. Food as art, just pure bliss.
July 18, 2016

Etexebarri :: Axpe Valley, Spain

It was cooking in its purest form and a dining experience I will never forget. The food was accessible and uncomplicated, yet cooked with precision, and a kiss of smoke. Truly a dining experience I will never forget.
July 13, 2016

Ufficio Restaurant :: Toronto

Everything we tried was a home run at newly opened Ufficio Restaurant in Toronto. It was fresh, tasty, and seasonal. The cooking was quite sophisticated and well-executed. You have got to try their grilled homemade focaccia bread!
July 12, 2016

Pintxos :: San Sebastián, Spain

The food here is quite simply the reason I chose to visit in and of itself. I could spend a week here sampling the food and not get bored. However, I only had four days and I had to figure out how to pace myself. The pinxtos culture of grazing as one walks from bar to bar, lends itself perfectly for this.
June 28, 2016

Chihuly Exhibit :: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

The 7-month exhibition features some of his most impressive pieces, providing an opportunity to see and explore the full range of his artistic achievements by immersing visitors in the beautiful environments created through his extraordinary vision and talent. This show is not to be missed.
June 24, 2016

The Bar at Alo :: Toronto

The food at the bar at Alo in Toronto was quite impressive and creative, with a unique medley of flavours. I enjoyed being able to eat well, in a casual but tasteful interior.
June 22, 2016

Sadelle’s :: Soho, New York

This may be a Jewish inspired restaurant but you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it, as witnessed by the crowds lining up to get in on the weekend. Make sure you reserve well in advance as this is probably one of the hottest brunch tickets in New York right now. It has a trendy vibe, with a young handsome crowd and solid food offerings.
June 21, 2016

Impero Cafeé :: New York

It is Scott Conant's pastas that remind you of why he became famous in the first place. His Pasta Pomodoro is a signature dish. Such simple ingredients but it is the best tomato pasta you might ever have.
June 16, 2016

Beaker and Gray :: Miami – Revisited!

There wasn't an empty seat in the house at Beaker and Gray Miami. The place was hopping, the food was excellent and the bar was busy pouring its famous craft cocktails all night. This has definitely become one of Miami's best and busiest new restaurants this year.
June 9, 2016

Cafe Monarch :: Scottsdale, Arizona

The chef has a passion for what he does and you can see and feel it in the attention to detail. How he can create such wonderful food in such a tiny kitchen is a wonder to me. This place lives up to its reputation with great quality food and service in a romantic setting.
June 6, 2016

Interview with It’s Droolworthy – Curator of the Divine

It was an honour to be interviewed by It's Droolyworthy! Here's a tease: ID: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far with the blog? SS: Doing a blog is a lot of work, long hours and way too much eating. It is also rewarding to get instant feedback and watching your followers grow. Seeing so many talented chefs, artists, and business people in various fields who are so creative. I have seen thousands of other people who share my interests and passion through social media. I have learned there is a growing interest in elevated food experiences. People want to be engaged and more educated about food than ever before.
June 6, 2016

Sel :: Scottsdale, Arizona

My last night in Arizona I saved Chef Branden Levine's brand new restaurant Sel. Each plate we tasted was carefully executed and boasted sophisticated and bold flavours. This restaurant is a welcome change from the casual eateries in Arizona. The Chef's mission is to change the way people dine here, and he is doing an excellent job of it.
June 2, 2016

The Gladly :: Pheonix, Arizona

Named one of Phoenix's best new restaurants, The Gladly takes familiar fare and adds a playful and decadent twist. Great presentations and food pairings. Recommended!
June 1, 2016

Piano Piano :: Toronto

When I return I want to try some wood fired pizza, but it did look a little too charred for my taste. Our neighbours seemed to be enjoying their veal parmesan. There is even a cheeseburger on the menu and I presume that it must be good as well.
May 31, 2016

Bar Raval :: Toronto

Sip, taste and laugh the day or night away – Toronto needs more unique places like Bar Raval! The intimate space can hold about 40 persons. It's tight, crowded and fun. You eat with your hands or toothpicks. The dishes are small so you can try a lot of things, and the menu is weighted heavily on seafood. We tried a lot of delicious dishes including the canned scallops, razor clams and serrano ham with manchego cheese. Things were fresh, flavourful and well seasoned.
April 30, 2016

Carbone Restaurant :: New York

It is nearly impossible to get a reservation at Carbone in Manhattan, NYC. In fact, getting in is like winning the lottery. Now I see why – it was fantastic, why did I wait so long to come here?
April 28, 2016

Baker and Scone :: Toronto

For two years now my nose has led me into Baker and Scone at 693 St. Clair Avenue West. The fresh baked aromas wafting out of this pretty little shop are unbelievable. In fact, I think this bakery is the best thing to happen to this area of St. Clair (I know some will say it is the Stockyard Restaurant).
March 31, 2016

La Sirena Restaurant :: New York

I am a huge Mario Batali fan and I was very excited to try his new venture with his partner Joe Bastianich. I loved the menu. There has been lots of buzz about this mighty duo, and for good reason. They are already packing them in here – I can't wait to return.
March 25, 2016

Zuma for Brunch :: Miami

Zuma, for years, has been a favourite restaurant of mine. They serve weekend brunch from 12-3, at a cost of $95, $135 and $350. We tried the first two options and quite frankly the $95 option is the way to go. The buffet is HUGE. Please come hungry.
March 23, 2016

Shanea’s Top 20 Tastiest Dishes :: Winter 2016, Miami

20 Most Delish Dishes in Miami – El Cielo, Beachcraft, Pubbelly, Myumi Food Truck, Pinch Kitchen, Le Zoo and More. I tried to do a top 10 list, but I just couldn’t narrow it down! The truth is, I have dined out every night for 3 ½ months ... I've tried a lot of dishes, to say the least!! Here's some of my favourites (including honourable mentions (I know, I'm bad ...)).
March 22, 2016

Sneak Peek – Bachour Bakery and Bistro :: Miami

Antonio Bachour, James Beard award nominee and one of the city's most acclaimed pastry chefs (from Bal Harbour St. Regis) has teamed up with Henry Hare, the former chef of Eating House (a favourite restaurant of mine) to launch this delicious new spot. One of the perks of my job is having a little extra pull. Chef Antonio came outside to greet us and warmly invited us inside.
March 13, 2016

Alinea :: Miami

Alinea has been on my list for years. More than just a dinner, it's performance art. Innovation at the highest level, and a science project all rolled into one. For me, personally, it was a phenomenal food experience. A well conceived and show-stopping menu, the dishes are beautiful, yet experimental, complex and labour intensive, each executed with precision.
March 10, 2016

Gary Nader Fine Arts :: Miami

We were told we were standing in the middle of the largest private gallery space in the world. Gary Nader Fine Arts specializes in Latin American Art, but the collection includes Modern and Contemporary Masters. For me, I was most impressed by his HUGE collection of Botero sculptures, paintings and drawings. The manager said it was the most extensive, privately-owned collection of Botero in the world! It was mind blowing.
March 5, 2016

Japanese Market, Sushi Deli :: Miami

Hidden in a dingy market where the staff is not so friendly and the place has lots of rules – no phones, no takeaway, no second orders – the Chef works sushi wonders. The best rolls for me weren't even on the menu but thanks to an insider I knew what to order. Now I can share this information with you ...
March 3, 2016

KYU :: Wynwood, Miami

We only went for lunch but I can't wait to go back for dinner later next week to try the American Southern barbecue technique of slow cooking, and smoking. We saw the chef select some wood that was piled on the side so he can start smoking some meat – he said takes up to 14 hours.
February 27, 2016

New York City’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings for 2016

Here's my list of must-try's for 2016. Comment with some of the spots you are dying to try!
February 15, 2016

Shanea’s List for Restaurants in New York City 2016

Here is my list of restaurants that I want to try this year, or that I have already tried and enjoyed.
December 23, 2015

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop and Cafe :: Wynwood, Miami

I have been curious to try Fireman Derek's Pies for quite some time as he has been getting a lot of press. It is located at 2818 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. You can feast here on all things sweet.
December 23, 2015

Goyard, Bal Harbour :: Miami

Bal Harbour, home to some of Miami's most high end boutiques has now added the French luxury leather goods brand of Goyard to its roster. This store is only one of a handful of stores outside Paris. This is the first free standing boutique in the Southeastern United States.
December 21, 2015

Hermes Flagship Store :: Miami

The iconic French luxury house of Hermes has just open their permanent store in the Design District at 163 E. 39th St.; not far from where their temporary store was.
December 16, 2015

Shanea’s List for New Restaurants in Miami and Her Old Favourites 2015-2016

Best old favourites and new loves.
December 16, 2015

Beachcraft Restaurant :: Miami

Last year the Matador in the Edition Hotel was the THE new hot spot in Miami. This year I predict the newly remodeled One Hotel and its new restaurant Beachcraft will be wildly popular.
October 22, 2015

Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel :: Jophpur, India

If you were to ask me what my absolute favourite hotel in the world would be I would have to say it may just be the Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel in Jophur, India. It is THE ultimate dream resort/hotel.
August 23, 2015

Scaramouche Restaurant :: Toronto

I decided to write a review of an oldie but a goodie. Scaramouche has been a consistently good restaurant for over 3 decades. It is one of the truly classic iconic restaurants of Toronto. When you have a special occasion to celebrate there are not a lot of restaurants that come to mind.
July 23, 2015

Sushi Kaji :: Toronto

A 30 minute ride to Etobicoke to a little strip plaza to visit a gastronomic temple of Japanese delights was a highlight of summer dining thus far for 2015. Sushi Kaji is by far the best Japanese meal I have had in Toronto. However I have not dined at the Japanese cultural Center yet.
July 2, 2015

Varq @ the Taj Mahal Hotel :: New Delhi, India

Varq restaurant has been voted in the top 50 restaurants in Asia. It is located in the lower lobby of the Taj Mahal New Delhi, India. Varq was my favorite Indian cuisine restaurant in India during our three week trip there.
October 21, 2014

Saxon Hotel Villa and Spa :: Johannesburg, Africa

We were overwhelmed with the beauty and detail of this fabulous city resort. Everything from the grounds, the art work, the pool and restaurants were first rate. Our room was unbelievable.
August 22, 2014

Via Carota :: New York

One of my favorite places to eat in New York last year was a charming West Village Italian Restaurant called Via Carota. It is located on 51 Grove St.
May 6, 2014

J.K. Place Hotel :: Capri

We have stayed at the J.K. Place Capri since the second year it has been opened. The hotel is still exquisite. It is like Ralph Lauren does Italy. We feel like we are staying at someone's private Palazzo on the sea. The views are magnificent.
May 5, 2014

J.K. Place Hotel :: Roma

Every luxe hotel in Rome better pull up their boot straps because this gem is trumping all the competition.