Food

Tried & Tested: Sure Wins When You Pass Through Carmel-by-the-Sea

There’s just something about towns with prepositions in it. ‘By-the-sea’, ‘upon-Avon’ - okay, those are the only two I can think of at this moment. But, because the town is relative to a place, it already gives you something to visualize.

I've been coming to Carmel for years, but always just passing through - either while staying at Monterey, or to drive people along the 17 mile drive in Pebble Beach. For a three-day getaway to the California coast, this time, we decided to stay in the quaint artistic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Tried & Tested: Sure Wins When You Pass Through Carmel-by-the-Sea

A "Hygge" Dinner at Kadeau, Copenhagen

My unique experience at Kadeau is that hygge experience - in the sense that "I'm about to devour some very fine food, but it feels like it's winter at my own dream cottage up in the mountains and I'm about to snuggle up next to the fireplace, hot tea in hand, audible book ready to play" sort of feeling. Fine and refined but casual and cozy. 

A "Hygge" Dinner at Kadeau, Copenhagen

Napa Valley Favorites: Restaurants

Lucky me, this now world-class destination is just in my backyard. We can easily go for coffee, or a Sunday brunch, or make a whole day out of it with a wine tasting tour. We're definitely all for trying something new, But there's definitely those places that we know when we crave for a specific thing, we know exactly where to go - the tried and tested, where we won't be leaving the satisfaction of our cravings to chance.

Napa Valley Favorites: Restaurants