Ladies First, Chopard Style: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, UAE, has a special ladies floor for women who are traveling on their own.  Launched in association with luxury brand Chopard, there are just 10 tower rooms and one Apex Suite, all located on the 40th floor with stunning views. The idea was a response to industry reports have shown […]

Secret Must-Visit Spots in San Francisco that You May Not Know About

Toronto women love to travel. Whether for work or for vacation, we enjoy seeing new places.  With Silicon Valley a hotbed of cutting edge technology and progress, as well as beautiful weather, Northern California makes for one of the favourite destination spots.  While NAPA Valley is much lauded for honeymoons and retreats, main San Francisco […]

The Luxurious Lodhi in New Delhi, India

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be royalty, then the Lodhi Hotel in New Delhi is the place (or palace?) for you. This luxury boutique hotel in India’s capital city may be modern in design, but it is old-world in terms of its approach to outstanding customer service. The Lodhi Hotel On […]

The Israeli Big Breakfast

Earlier this year, I joined a group of food journalists from around the world on a mission to explore the cool culinary scene in Israel and in particular, its celebrated breakfast. Indeed, anyone familiar with Israeli food culture will know that no other meal can compete with the ginormous and delicious Israeli breakfast. In most countries, breakfast is a throwaway meal. Not here. Forget about the croissant or muffin and coffee that barely gets you […]

Virginia Tourism’s Foodie Event at ARD

Recently, DelectablyChic! travel writer, Lynn Burshtein and I were invited by Pulse Communications, a travel PR agency, to attend food-related event hosted by Virgina Tourism.  Held at ARD (THE LOFT Andrew Richard Designs), it featured delicious delights highlighting the culinary scene in Virginia.  There were food stations featuring fried hand pies, Virginia ham, oysters, Virginia […]

Chowing Down in Chi-Town: Chicago’s Culinary Experience

As someone who enjoys health and wellness retreats, embarking on a foodie excursion to Chicago would require me to adjust my expectations. There would be a dearth of fruits and veggies at mealtime, to be sure – after all, the city is known for its deep-dish pizzas, hot dogs, and pierogis. In fact, it was […]

An Afternoon at the Wine Country Cooking School

My husband and I decided to celebrate our fifth anniversary early by going to the Niagara region.  That was where we got engaged six years ago.   Since we both love food, we decided to take a cooking class.  Though we stayed in the Falls, the class was at the Wine Country Cooking School at the […]

A Meal at Ottawa’s Mezzanotte

Fine dining in Ottawa isn’t hard to find, but that is really more of a problem than it might sound. Ottawa’s Byward Market is full of locations that will provide you with a satisfactory experience, however, if you’re anything like me, satisfactory just isn’t good enough. I want it all when it comes to my […]

Palm Springs: A Mecca for Mid-century Modernism and Mad Men

The premiere date for the final episodes of Mad Men has been set (April 5, mark your calendars) and fans of the show are already lamenting the end of what is widely considered to be the greatest series in the history of television. With its nuanced performances, outlandish plot twists and colourful wardrobe, this period […]

The Drake Devonshire: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n’ Roll

With a growing number of wineries, fine dining establishments, well-groomed beaches, not to mention a thriving arts scene, Ontario’s Prince Edward County is recognized as a summer playground with prestige. It was even referred to recently as “the Hamptons of the North.”   But while PEC hasn’t quite attracted all of New York high society […]

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