Destination: Boulder

Breathtaking mountains, great hiking, pedestrian and bike-friendly streets, charming restaurants and cafés, and tons of breweries — these are what make Boulder such a great destination. I recently spent a long weekend in Boulder for my friends’ wedding.  It was my first time there and I loved it from the start. Coming from flat South […]

Tea Time at Takashimaya

When I was in 4th grade, my best friend Mari and I did everything together. We had sleepovers, shared inside jokes, gushed about boys and acted out scenes from our favorite TV shows. I was devastated when she and her family moved to Japan that summer. The following summer I had the opportunity to visit […]

Turkish Tea for Two

And Dinner Too A taste of the Old City made us hungry for lunch.  We decided to check out tea at our hotel, the Çiragan Palace.  One of my favorite indulgences anywhere in the world is afternoon tea, and this one I highly recommend. Turkish tea is a must-try at least once.  It’s always served […]