This is not the original El Diablo, but he is pretty devilish.
Choosing a cabin aboard a cruise ship can sometimes be a challenge (I’ll dedicate another post on the subject in the future,) but for us, I knew we wanted a suite. Why? There is the issue of extra space, which is nice, but . . . → Read More: Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise: Eating Onboard
The stunning Celebrity Solstice.
After touring the beautiful Celebrity Equinox a few months ago, I was eager to board the sister ship, Celebrity Solstice, for a week in Alaska. Alas, the excitement was quashed just a little when, starting two weeks before departure, Celebrity started sending us emails, texts and calling us to let us . . . → Read More: Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise: The Embarkation Mess and Amazing Sailaway
Is Veronica the next MasterChef?
I love all things food television. From Top Chef to Masterchef and Chopped, any time someone is cooking on TV, I am likely watching. It all started years ago with Sara Moulton and Cooking Live, and while she was cooking she would take calls from viewers and answer questions. I . . . → Read More: MasterChef, Season 6: Veronica the Dessert Fairy
Salmon sampler at The Flying Pig. Worth traveling just for this.
I have left out of the previous posts some of our best meals in Vancouver, just so I can torment you, er, share them with you all at once. We arrived in Vancouver about 7PM on a Sunday night after three flights: Key West to . . . → Read More: Eating Vancouver: The Final Chapter
When we started planning our trip, I began looking for any interesting events going on around the city while we were there. Indeed, I found EAT! Vancouver, a culinary extravaganza, was taking place during that time. Due to our overwhelmingly busy schedule of checking out restaurants and bars, seeing friends and eating some more, . . . → Read More: EAT! Vancouver Canadian Flavours Gala
Earlier in the series, which might as well be subtitled Vancouver: Searching for Sunshine (and luckily finding it), I mentioned that it is important to seize the moment when the weather is good. As we awoke to a beautiful, warm (by Pacific Northwest standards, not by Floridian standards), sunny day, I looked . . . → Read More: Vancouver, Part IV: The 13 Mile Stroll
Our friends are adjusting to life at home in Vancouver nicely, with some help from their Key West friends!
It started off innocently enough: our friends came to pick us up at our hotel (L’Hermitage. Beautiful, comfortable and outstanding service.) The sun was shining and we were walking through Gastown when our friend Brian . . . → Read More: Vancouver, Part III: Japanese Tapas, and Urban Wines
He loves when I make him pose for photos.
By the second day of our trip, I was beginning to get the hang of Vancouver weather: if it is not raining, and the sun is shining, seize the moment. When we woke up on a sunny Tuesday morning, I knew that was the time . . . → Read More: Vancouver, Part II
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Next week we will be on an Alaskan cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice and we will end our cruise in Seattle. I thought I’d share the story of the first time I was in Seattle. FKGuy and I recently had brunch with strangers, and while I was sure that was the first time we had . . . → Read More: Dinner with Strangers: Seattle, 1985