Bar Italia

During our last trip, Ricky took me to one of his favourite places in all of London: Bar Italia. Located in the heart of Soho, it’s a great location for some morning caffeine or an afternoon break. That said, I would have easily sidestepped the unassuming front with its shadowed interior had I not had someone … More Bar Italia

Jack in the Green

Happy Mayday, everyone! This is a post I’ve been sitting on since I got back from the UK last year. You don’t really get Mayday celebrations outside Europe – at least not in any big way where I grew up. In Hastings, however, May 1st involves a three-day festival called Jack in the Green. Ricky had … More Jack in the Green

Eating London: Food Recommendations in Chinatown

Defying all rules of travel, I barely ate any British food whilst in London. Instead? Chinese food. Korean food. Japanese food. We were incredibly fortunate that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was smack in the Chinatown district, and we made excellent use of our time there by eating everything delicious that we possibly could. Canterbury and … More Eating London: Food Recommendations in Chinatown

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Two Years Worth of Anticipation

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve just come back from a lovely six-week trip in the UK. The main reason I went (aside from my handsome man of course) was for something very special indeed. A Christmas gift from that very same handsome man two years ago in fact. Two golden tickets – … More Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Two Years Worth of Anticipation

Saint Jean Baptiste: Quebec’s National Holiday

Yesterday’s post might have pushed this one back, but there’s not much that can keep Quebec under the hood for long. In fact, it’s almost more apropos than ever in light of recent politics: June 24th is our provincial celebration that is fuelled by the Québécois fires of independence. Not that we are independent (to the dismay … More Saint Jean Baptiste: Quebec’s National Holiday

Brexit

Originally I’d planned for today’s post to be a joyful cultural exploration of one of my favourite Quebec holidays taking place every June 24th – St Jean Baptiste – but certain international circumstances rather take precedence. Brexit. The first time I heard the term used to start describing the referendum was only a week or … More Brexit