We are off for our long awaited Eurotrip! After a quick day in London and a wedding weekend in Scotland, we will be heading to Italy to celebrate our one year anniversary. From Rome to Florence to Venice we will be taking in all of the sights and eating our way through the cities.
Looking forward to sharing pictures and recommendations with you when I get back. Ciao Bella!
We are back from Trinidad relaxed, revived and ready to tackle our overflowing inboxes. It was nice to step away from the real world for a few days and spend some much needed time with my loves.
My beautiful Mom
It had been almost seven years since my last trip to Trinidad and was my husband’s first visit. Of course I made him eat/drink all of my Trini favourites: bake & shark, doubles, roti, Stag/Carib beer, corn soup. We had time to lime (trini slang for hang out) in Port of Spain at some local hangouts like Smokey & Bunty and on the Avenue. We spent two days (although rained out!) at Maracus Beach jumping the waves. And most importantly, we attended my cousin’s wedding to his childhood sweetheart. They have been together as long as I can remember and were truly meant to be. We celebrated and danced the night away surrounded by family and friends.
Definitely a packed trip with family visiting, partying and lots of food (hello, detox and diet time!). I loved showing my husband the Trini side of my background and we are already planning our trip back.
Blue Basin Waterfall
via Canon T2i
A long awaited vacation to Trinidad has finally arrived and we are off for the week. Today has been filled with last minute issues/problems (including cancelled and redirected flights), so we are increasingly anxious to fly out tomorrow morning. Dreaming of sand, sun and family time already.
I debated blogging during our week in Trinidad but decided I need time away from everything. I did make a New Year’s resolution to blog daily (which I have!) and I am sad that after almost eight months I am breaking it. Although I LOVE the daily creative outlet blogging has given me, it is a lot of work! I think a disconnected week will do me some good and hopefully I will come back even more inspired.
So, see you back here next week my friends. Hope you are enjoying your summer and don’t forget to lather on the SPF!
via iPhone 4, filtered with Instagram
Amsterdam Falafelshop in Adams Morgan, DC was a recommended must eat spot amongst several former DC residents. I was skeptical- how can you REALLY differentiate a falafel from one small sandwich shop to the next? But AF blows it out of the park.
Starting with the option of ordering a small (2 balls) or large (3 balls) in a white or whole wheat pita, your falafels are cooked on demand. The AF staff then told me to “squash my balls” (yep, no kidding!) to make room for its dressings. You are then given full reigns on their 21 sauce and topping bar. Everything is made in house minus the imported lebanese pickles.
I opted for tons of garlic hummus, tahine, pickled turnips and coleslaw. So good. Dare I say best falafel I have ever tasted? Yes.
The best part is that you can go back for more sauces and garnish as needed. Definitely a great way to try out different topping combinations.
AF is worth the trip to Adams Morgan whether or not you are a vegetarian. Sit outside on their patio and take in the atmosphere- it is one of the best people watching spots in the city.
After five days of work in Washington DC, I am in Toronto! I was supposed to be spending two days in Montreal, but after a cancelled flight redirected me through Toronto I decided to spend the extra days here.
As usual, I am on the hunt finding new places in my old hood Queen West and rediscovering some old favourites. I love being a stranger in a city I used to know so well… it makes the experience that much more fun.
street art at Queen & Ossington