Category Archives: Food

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Sugalabo

Simon and Martina, with the help of the very-talented Dan, have made an outstanding video about a chef in Tokyo, who has an incredible respect and interest in local ingredients and regional cultures. I’d love to know how they got … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Magical Sushi

I don’t even like fish, but I found Simon and Martin’s enjoyment of this Iron Chef’s sushi restaurant so absorbing that I’m tempted to break my piggy bank and go here. I can’t remember having a meal that was that … Continue reading

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Simon & Martina

If you can’t get yourself to Asia to live the fabulous life of, say an English teacher, just check out one of the over 1000 videos Simon and Martina have made in which they share their discoveries of their old … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

  Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog <strong>(a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Russian Tea Room, Harbin, China

Eating at the Russian Tea Room in Harbin is like eating in a Russian grandmother’s house. The decor is homey, full of antiques from former Russians who lived in Harbin in the early 20th century. I enjoyed the Russian tea … Continue reading

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Review: Club Lucky

Club Lucky has a retro 1950s look and feel. It’s an Italian restaurant in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. On Friday and Saturday it’s crowded and reservations are a must. We went on Sunday and getting a table is a breeze. (We … Continue reading

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Celeste House, Suzhou

On charming Pingjiang Road, Celeste House is one of many cafés beckoning passersby.  Craving some hot chocolate, my friends and I succumbed. Celeste House has a restaurant and guest house. It’s got the feel of a small, traditional inn and … Continue reading

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