Secret Seoul Speakeasy

Sssshhhhh! Don’t tell a s(e)oul, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret we discovered during a recent trip. In Seoul, hidden behind not one, but two doors, lies a secret speakeasy.  I’m not kidding, this feels like an honest to goodness speakeasy in downtown Seoul! As with any speakeasy, it is… Continue reading Secret Seoul Speakeasy

Valentine’s Violette Lava Cakes

This is a public service announcement: Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. You still have time to let your special someone think you were organized and thought of them. Valentine’s Day always comes with pressure. Buy flowers. Book a nice restaurant.  Get a card (I’m horrible at cards, sorry Pete!). If you happen to be taking a break… Continue reading Valentine’s Violette Lava Cakes

Ginger Sippers

I love ginger! I love the tangy taste of it and the subtle not-too-sweet flavour that wakes up your mouth. Remember when you were a small child and weren’t feeling well? How many times were you given Ginger Ale to make you feel better? It still makes me feel better (although I confess that I no… Continue reading Ginger Sippers

Holidays Cheers!

I love parties: cocktail parties, dinner parties, casual parties and spur of the minute get-togethers! I love getting together with friends and family and catching up with people whom I may adore, but don’t get to see often enough because life gets in the way. Bubbles – be it Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or Sparkling Wine –… Continue reading Holidays Cheers!

Giving Thanks for Cocktails

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday – family, food, get-togethers and a long weekend. Now, I know that American readers are thinking: “what the heck is she talking about?”. Thanksgiving is another month and a half away! Canadian Thanksgiving (as I always have to explain to my US work counterparts) falls on the second Monday in October.… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Cocktails

End of Summer Cocktails

Summer vacations will be coming to an end and kids will be coming home from camp and going back to school. But we can still enjoy the last days of relaxing before the chaos of September hits. Sangria is a drink that screams summer. The refreshing combination of fruit and cold wine begs to be… Continue reading End of Summer Cocktails

Upper Canada Cocktails

We have a long weekend coming up as this Monday in Ontario is our Civic Holiday. In Toronto, the holiday is known as Simcoe Day, after John Graves Simcoe. John Graves Simcoe was the first Lieutenant Governor of the Province (Upper Canada) and founded York, which became Toronto. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot… Continue reading Upper Canada Cocktails