Toronto: the view from the Bisha

toronto tips…from my column in iconic concierge magazine

Ah! Toronto…. Where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run,  over 180 languages are spoken and 25% of Hollywood movies are made.  Named the most multi-cultural city in the world by BBC  radio there are  more than 8000 restaurants…

the lobby at the Bisha Hotel

best bed: The Bisha Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Lenny Kravitz designed a whole floor for this much needed, hipper than hip new hotel in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. The Kravitz rooms fill up fast; luckily the rest of the hotel is uber terrific too!  The lobby…

stayPineapple Chicago

best bed: StayPineapple Chicago, Chicago, USA

Housed in the wonderful historic Reliance Building,  StayPineapple Chicago is a terrific new discovery in the windy city. Not too expensive; loaded with style and humor. They have successfully built a hotel within a National Historic Landmark. The Reliance Building…

the burrard

best bed: The Burrard, Vancouver, Canada

Ultra-hip and retro cool The Burrard is THE perfectly located mid-priced Vancouver hotel.  It is loaded with character; the Eames chairs are to die for. It never takes its self too seriously yet never fails to deliver on services. Originally…

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…

the counter at ten restaurant in toronto

the perfect ten: julian bentivegna’s new restaurant

“I take my cooking seriously, but never myself”.  My first thought as I started chatting with chef Julian Bentivegna was Wow! am I an under achiever. My second thought was Wow! can he cook. Julian has just opened his  first…

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