fun art through out the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet

best bed: Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet, Paris, France

  Historic café meets historic hotel family… Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet is a luxurious amalgamation of two fascinating histories. When Louis Fouquet bought Le Criterion bar in 1899 it was already over 100 years old. Rue Le Criterion had been…

canada's 100 best

canada’s 100 best restaurants…and the winner is…

Well, actually we won’t know which establishment the #1 restaurant in Canada is for 2019 until tomorrow (April 15). This will be the fifth year of competition. It has garnered increasing notoriety and importance to both the foodie consumer community…

great lighting at the park hyatt chicago

best bed: The Park Hyatt, Chicago, USA

Jay Pritzker was one smart hotelier. In the late 50’s he figured out that people needed nice hotels near airports. He bought a small motel near LAX and started the Hyatt chain. 20 years later he saw a market for…

the last box before the bottle of port

the wonderful world of vintage port

The most beautiful bottle I’ve never heard of arrived in the most beautiful box. A Christmas gift.  (Thank you John). A Tappit Hen.  Any idea? I had none. But I do know what’s inside it! Vintage Port. 1977. Yum! Tappit…

the cover of the 2019 edition of obelisque magazine

marie khouri in obelisque magazine…my article

Marie Khouri, from Cairo to Canada. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to write about Marie for the leading Egyptian lifestyle magazine Obelisque. Here is my article. I hope you enjoy it. A tiny woman making huge art, Marie Khouri is a…

Pacific Ling Cod ribs

the new kid you need to know: quinton bennett

Hawksworth Restaurant has long been of my favorites. It is my go-to in Vancouver when I want a white table cloth meal. They don’t actually have table clothes, but you know what I mean….top notch service, great wine list and…