Posts in Food & Dining
How to eat a breakfast buffet: a post from my stay at the Mercure hotel, Inverness, Scotland

I was recently a guest at the Mercure Hotel in Inverness, Scotland where I got the inspiration to make this post. Navigating through a hotel breakfast buffet can indeed be a very daunting task especially if it is a high-end or a luxury hotel. On one hand you want to maximize your experience at the buffet by getting back more than your money's worth and on the other, you don't want to get run down by greed and overeat and ruin your holiday. However, keeping these few simple things in mind can save you from chasms of misery and make the whole affair a breeze.

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What I eat in Germany: my 5 most memorable meals from my trips to Germany!

When you think of Europe and when you think of food, I think the first country that comes to mind is France...and why not?!-from time immemorial, the French have been known for their culinary skills and I have to say that the last time I flew Air France, the food was just delicious! What I also discovered from my many visits to Germany is that they don't just eat potatoes all the time! Ok, it is a big part of their traditional diet but other than that I have eaten some of my most memorable meals in Germany; some of them I record here.

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My hotel checklist: what I take with me when I check into a hotel ?

Hi friends, this post is actually inspired from my stay at the 5 star Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A. last year. I usually stay at the hotel once every year for a yoga conference, and room service kind of gets expensive with all the extra taxes one has to pay, so I try to bring with me atleast some snacks that can keep me going through the day even if I am not having a regular meal. One time a friend asked me to help her with what she should carry with her to the hotel, so I made up a list of things to share with all of you who would be interested in such a thing.

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Eating breakfast in Italy--5 things I learnt!

Some of my best memories of Italy when I was living there as a student of fashion, more than fashion itself, are the smell of hot buttery croissants with marmalade and coffee. :) I remember standing outside McDonald's on cold winter mornings in my black ill-fitted, long coat and strange looking, fake-leather tan boots that I bought for Euro 20, waiting for my friend Fabio to give me a ride to the church, as the torturous smells of freshly made croissants trespassed my consciousness!

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This is my quick-fix lunch, healthy and delicious!

I am not so much of a cook, well, let's face it, I really don't like to bother myself with cooking so when I am traveling for long periods, if I am not eating outside...

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Milena's cheesecake makes the perfect holiday breakfast!

I met my friend Milena in Milan, Italy in April 2011 when I was there for the Milan Furniture Fair. I had stayed the night over and the next day she surprised me by baking the most delicious cheesecake for breakfast. I still remember sitting at her dining table in her lovely vintage inspired studio apartment located in a quiet neighborhood near the Porta Genova Metro Station and talking about organic food and meditation while enjoying the cheesecake with a cup of fine espresso.

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