Here, There, and Everywhere (Lobster Society)

Artisan, Beirut, Restaurants, Shops

I’ve had the loveliest couple of days….out of the kitchen. We’ve become quite friendly with both the Lebanese couple that live just beneath us and the American/Indian couple two floors down. Often the six of us meet up for dinner at one of our apartments, often inviting others to join our little club for the evening,…

The Road to Jerash

Artisan, Jordan, Shops

Yesterday we took a morning ride to Jerash,  a small town just 45 minutes drive North of Amman, and home to the majestic remains of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa. While we weren’t visiting the ancient ruins, they are visible from the main road into town, their gorgeous gold hue the same color as the caverns’ rocks…

Culinary Backstreets of Istanbul

Cheaper Eats, Istanbul, Markets, Pastry, Restaurants, Shops, Sweets, Travel

When a friend suggested we sign up for a food tour of Istanbul I was instantly intrigued but also slightly hesitant. I’m used to sniffing out my own food trails when I travel, but given that neither of us speak Turkish and with the fervent hope we’d not be taken to places we’d easily access on…

Istanbul’s Elegant Eateries

Istanbul, Markets, Restaurants, Shops, Travel

I’ve been nibbling on my box of Bebek-bought marzipan over the past couple of days trying to figure out where to go next on our Istanbul adventure (for the record I’ve eaten half of it). All the while I’ve been struck at how quickly the magic of a holiday fades back in the day-to-day grind…

Columbia Road Flower Market….And Donuts!

London Eats, Markets, Restaurants, Shops

With American Mothers’ Day approaching quickly (it’s on Sunday May 11th, if you’re in the dark), I wanted to write a post with my dear mother in mind and perhaps offer the perfect day out for all of you American moms over on this side of the pond. Nothing reminds me of my mother like…