Happy holidays. This little gift guide may be coming too late for most of you, but just in case you’ve been a teeny tiny bit delinquent in your holiday shopping — or, like my wife […]
Visiting the classics: The Peninsula Hong Kong
If you know me, you know that I have quite specific tastes. I’m lucky enough to have travelled fairly extensively, and in a previous life (ie, job), lived out of a suitcase for weeks at […]
The (Unpaid) Product Endorsement: Comme Homme’s marble plates
Regular followers of my wife’s Instagram feed would note that she, much more than I, has a specific style of shooting and styling food. The images are consistent and, in some odd way, both drool-inducing […]
The Old Clare is Sydney’s hottest and most exciting new hotel
Very recently, my wife and I were lucky enough to be invited to join a friend’s table at the Noma Sydney pop-up. Of course, we said yes and immediately started planning our trip. Deciding which […]
The Upper House in Hong Kong, my dream city check-in
The Upper House, Hong Kong launched some six years ago to a great deal of buzz. I remember feeling quite intoxicated just sitting in one of the sexy, semi-private Andre Fu designed private alcoves overlooking […]
The Terrace Hotel, my favourite hotel in Perth, Western Australia
My wife and I got married in the wine country just outside of Perth, Western Australia, some 14 years ago. Back then, trying to find a decent, stylish hotel in Perth was near impossible. We […]
Coriander Leaf re-opens 15 June 2015
So, in the middle of 2014, when I was changing jobs, and was about to sign a contract with one company, an old acquaintance asked me out for coffee. By the end of that coffee, […]
The Dim Sum Dollies are back
I’d like to take a quick break from writing about food and travel to recommend a bit of musical theatre to anyone staying in (or traveling to) Singapore this holiday season. The Dim Sum Dollies are back, with their first full-length show since 2008. And seeing the show, titled “The History of Singapore Part 2”, is easily one of the best ways to spend your hard earned bucks this festive period. Here’s just a few reasons why I believe that.
Top 5 things to do, see, eat in Xi’An China
For any traveller to China, Xi ‘An is a must. But there’s more than just being on the Silk Road and the Terracotta Warriors to get excited about. In this 3,000 year old city, historic sites abound and live in juxtaposition with today’s modern city of 8 million residents. Modern Xi’An consists of one of China’s top universities and a vibrant Muslim Quarter. Historic Xi’An combines a roster of historic buildings (UNESCO World Heritage even) that describe and illuminate life during the time of imperial dynasties as well as sites that mark one of the first cities in Chinese civilization.
Best food in a hotel in Southeast Asia? Definitely Point Yamu in Phuket
Last week, I wrote a little bit about Point Yamu, a newish ultra-luxe property in Phuket opened by COMO Hotels and Resorts. In that post, I said that Point Yamu is my and my wife’s new favourite resort. One of the chief reasons for that is the stunning food. I’m trying my best not to oversell things too much, but I simply have to say that I can’t remember staying in a hotel or resort in which every single meal was as amazing as they were at Point Yamu. To put it as simply as possible, it is — to me at least, right now — the best place in Southeast Asia for an all-inclusive foodie vacation.