I haven’t been back to Italy since I left in 2006, then with a heavy heart and began a new chapter in life in Beijing. I forgot how much I miss the food, the fresh coffee and the beautiful produce and friendly wildly gesturing people. We ate wild caught sustainable seafood daily, and it was […]

I was so sad to read that Faviken is closing at the end of the year and so grateful I got to dine there this January. It’s been one of my favourite experiences so far and I was so looking forward to go back with the husband next year. It made January’s dinner all the […]

I stayed at Morpheus  on a press trip late last year shortly after the hotel had opened. It’s an architetural marvel and one of Dame Zaha Hadid’s last project. I was living in Macao then when I went for the press conference where she unveiled the design – the world’s first freeform exo–skeletal high-rise building […]

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A short recommendation piece on Inlake Hostel in Hangzhou, right on Westlake, a stunning historical site turned into a beautiful, bright and airy zen hostel. I’d consider it more a hotel than a hostel and it’s tastefully put together. Emperor Qin Shi Wang and his entourage stayed here three times (the guest dormitory extension of […]

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Last year was my first time in Stockholm for design week, and I was fortunate to visit again earlier this year and dine at Faviken. Semla is this patisserie bread like choux stuffed with frangipane cream that the Swedes eat before shrove Tuesday before the start of Lent. The Swedes are big on Fika their […]

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I’ve been to Zurich once very briefly crossing the German border nearly 20 years ago, so it was really nice to be back and get taken around by my local Swiss German friend. There’s so much to be said about Zurich, but I think it’s better to leave you with snippets of my trip in […]

I rounded up the best Portuguese restaurants for Travel2Next site. Read them here

We practically spent the day here, and our one night in Lausanne was primarily to go to this restaurant. We took the degustation menu, but also let greed get ahead of us and took their recommendations to also order the signature pork trotters and poulard de Bresse carved tableside. It was a very strong three Michelin-starred […]

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This book has added so much more value to my life. Diving into the life of trees and learning about the greater ecosystem and nature. Given that this year’s global wellness trend has “forest bathing” and nature-related activities trending, this book is a brilliant read befitting this time and place. We’ve taken nature for granted […]

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This is a backdated post from 18 months ago (!) Roots has to be my favourite independent restaurant in Macao and I highly recommend it. They also do hydroponics farming for their vegetables in a large warehouse and try to respect slow food as much as possible. The restaurant is elegant and minimalist, with a […]

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