Have you heard of #Crispmas? The HIPCHIPS Christmas dinner in Soho offers Londoners a fun, festive snacking option. Whether the Christmas work party dinner disappointed again – or you need a holiday foodie fix before the 25th – HIPCHIPS Christmas dinner includes three seasonal dips to accompany their hand-made potatoRead More →

“Eat, Pray, Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir, follows her journey through Italy, India and Indonesia. She documents the fantastic eats in Italy, her lessons at an ashram in India, and her love life in Bali. However, these “where to eat, pray & love” travel blogger recommendations highlight other destinations thatRead More →

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Trois Grandes Fugues: The Premise The premise of Trois Grandes Fugues will pique the interest of “Project Runway” fans. Although created at different times, three master choreographers (Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Maguy Marin) all set unique dance pieces to Beethoven’s Die Grosse Fuge, Op. 133. With only theRead More →

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Origami launched the 2017 Dance Umbrella festival at Battersea Power Station. Created by Paris-based Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl, the 40-minute site-specific piece offers Londoners the chance to view modern dance for free in public spaces. Noro emerges from a carmine coloured shipping container, which de-constructs and reconfigures in newRead More →

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BalletBoyz’ FOURTEEN DAYS presents four new pieces that were created and set on company members within two weeks. Inspired by the concept of “balance,” choreographers commissioned by BalletBoyz’ artistic directors were matched with a composer to making a dance piece with accompanying sound score. Although the time constraint challenged theRead More →

Cave of the Winds

The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, overlooking Williams Canyon in Manitou Springs, Colorado, sits next to the picturesque Garden of the Gods. The garden’s majestic red rock formations, such as the “Kissing Camels” and the “Balancing Rock,” draw many visitors. But the rock formations and cave structures within CaveRead More →

Up&AtEm Travel Mystery Destination

Do you miss the days of watching Carmen Sandiego? More importantly, do you miss the mystery of discovering where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Well, I confess I’m no illustrious super villain, but geography and travel lovers can play the Up&AtEm Travel Mystery Destination game to fill the void.Read More →

Hotel Legend Palace

Macau’s luxurious Legend Palace Hotel opened to great anticipation in February 2017. Drawing aesthetics from Monte Carlo, Legend Palace Hotel joins the Victorian-styled Rocks Hotel and the Harvourview Hotel as top-notch East European-inspired accommodation along Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. With an on site casino and open views of water, the 5-starRead More →

Moving Abroad for Love

My American accent makes me rehash how I ended up in London all the time. The answer: I serendipitously met my husband abroad and moved overseas to begin a new life with together. Or, I ended up moving abroad for love. I’ll admit that it’s kind of romantic. But it’sRead More →

Pousada de Coloane pool

Macau is more than a collection of grand hotels and casinos. Although tourists nip to cultural hotspots such as Senado Square, the Ruins of St. Paul’s and A-Ma temple, heading south to Coloane is a more relaxed way to soak up Macau’s mixed Chinese and Portuguese colonial heritage. A goodRead More →

Masurca Fogo

‘Masurca Fogo’ – Pina Bausch & Dancers (1998) The late Pina Bausch’s dancers brought a refreshing splash of Lisbon to London’s Sadlers Wells Theatre during a particularly long and dreary February. A dreamscape of intertwining vignettes personifies the gaiety of Lisbon’s summertime in Bausch’s mostly playful “Masurca Fogo.” Throughout, dancers alternateRead More →

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines, headquartered in Florida, offers seriously cheap flights. But with mixed online reviews and possible add on fees – are plane tickets with Spirit Airlines even worth booking? I tentatively recommend them as a budget airline, comparable to European counterparts such as easyJet and Ryanair, which are similarly divisiveRead More →