Mandy’s healthy salads in Montreal

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With their intimate settings, their simple decoration with a feminine touch, their hearty salads, and their young and friendly staff, I must confess that I am quite fond of Mandy’s! I am not really into healthy or girly food, though.

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An introduction to French Wines: Frenchie Caviste

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What about a small immersion into the world of French wines? As a gourmet, I have always had the feeling that something was missing in my culinary education because I knew zero about wines. Food and wine pairing? I had no clue.

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Kichen Ter(re) : William Ledeuil’s vision of Pasta

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In the heart of Saint-Germain and after his renowned  “Ze Kitchen Galerie” and KGB (Kitchen Galerie Bis), famous French Chef William Ledeuil has opened last June his third restaurant, Kitchen Ter(re)

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My 3 favourite Asian restaurants in Montreal

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When I am in the french-canadian City, I am constantly looking for the best  restaurants, coffee shops, food trucks, markets, cool grocery shops, etc ! But today I will focus on my favorite asian restaurants

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48 hours in Miami

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Over the past decade, I have seen the “Magic City” change for the better and become more “gourmet” and more “human” thanks to its culinary hotspots, its  lovely boutique hotels, its quirky shops and its neighborhoods with high-quality cultural assets.

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Life in color in Bo-Kaap, Capetown

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Nestled in the heights of Signal Hill, “Bo-Kaap” is a small neighborhood gem, home to a predominantly Muslim population from Malaysia, India, and Indonesia. Please take the time to leisurely visit this picturesque and colorful neighborhood.

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Hip conscious products at La Trésorerie

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The company’s intention is to sell useful and beautiful products which respect both human beings and the environment. You can find everything you need to cook, entertain friends in style, fix-up your home, relax in your bathroom and sleep well.

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Meraki, the prettiest Café in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Stellenbosch, where Meraki Café is located, is a very charming town in the Winelands, about 45 minutes by car from Capetown. It has a strong European feeling with its typical Dutch architecture and its wonderful French vineyards,but also a Californian “je ne sais quoi”.

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Shakshuka for Breakfast at Nopi, London

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“Jerusalem” has changed my way of cooking and I can’t even count the number of recipes I have made from this incredible cookbook! Understandably, I have been keeping track of Yotam O. and Sami T. on Instagram and the more I was drooling over their gorgeous pictures, the more I was feeling a crucial, even vital need to cross the Channel to pay them a visit.

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Say Coucou (hello) to Yikou !

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 Yikou (pronounce “yeekoo”) has its roots both in France and China. Pierre and Chen, the two owners, are food addicts and passionate about the culinary history of their respective countries (and the other way round). They wanted to create something that would look like the two of them both in terms of decoration and food.

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Street Art, the new magnet for tourists ?

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It is funny how, not so long ago, graffiti used to get a bad reputation and how it has now become a major tourist attraction. The title of my post may seem a bit controversial but don’t get me wrong: I LOVE Street Art! Every time I see a mural painting, a quote on a wall or even a small sticker, it makes me smile.

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Vila Barracuda, a little slice of Sweden in Brazil  

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Itacaré is located 1 hour 20 min by car from Ilhéus airport and 6 hours from Salvador de Bahia. Even if you have never heard its name before, believe it or not, it has been ranked among the 10 top small towns in the world!

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Septime, take 10 !

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When Septime opened in 2011, I was among their very first customers, which is a source of immense pride to me lol! I am still wondering how I heard about them, but I remember it was much easier to get a reservation at that time!

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3 hip hotels in the Greek islands

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Undoubtedly, the Cycladic islands are among our favorite destinations for family summer holidays. Why, you may ask? Easy to answer: these wonderful islands are gifted with breathtaking scenery, perfect climate, friendly locals and delicious cuisine.

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Frenchie London vs Frenchie Paris

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Frenchie is the success story of Gregory Marchand, a (very) nice guy who learned how to cook in England then went back to its Gallic roots and opened a mini culinary empire on rue du Nil, in the very heart of Paris. Followed by an opening in London, too.

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