Local cuisine in Gibson’s Landing

I must admit I never expected to be writing a food based post off the back of instructions from my dentist to consume mostly liquids with a slow migration to soft food over the coming days. Time to get creative! I’d heard great things about the quality of food and drink in Gibson’s and I…

Review: Timbertrain Coffee Roasters

Shout out to Timbertrain for providing the goods during lock-down! It took Andy and I a few weeks to venture out of the West End properly (all our walks kept us much closer to home, as advised by the provincial government) but eventually we made our way along into Gastown and the downtown area. The…

The Recollection Diaries: Amsterdam

Our first stop in Europe was Amsterdam. Our flight had felt long, it had been long! Our layover was in a Chinese airport with literally nothing open.  Despite only being in transit we were still required to line up and give fingerprints – honestly the last thing I felt like. It was such a relief…

A French indulgence

Touted to be the most romantic city on earth, Paris sure steals hearts, and fills bellies, when it comes to food. I love the way the Parisians eat: simple yet sophisticated, refined but still so tasty. Things that are common place at home suddenly become a delicacy in France. Why? Because they’re done so well….

10 things to do in Amsterdam

With its canals, museums and coffee shops, it is easy to see why Amsterdam is one of the most popular places in Europe. It has a relaxed, happy vibe at the same time as always having something going on. Not to mention it’s sheer beauty. Here are ten ideas for your time in Amsterdam: Visit…

Amsterdam Eats

We all know that eating is one of my favourite things, and eating abroad only adds to that excitement. I am easily frustrated if I have a series of bad meals in a row, especially when it’s just bad quality and over priced. Often my day will revolve around including somewhere delicious and so I…

Review: Brighton Soul

Brighton Soul (129 Church Street, Brighton) When Mum suggested Brighton Soul for brunch, I had no idea what I was in for. It was love at first sight (seriously): the place was SO cute, light and spacious; it had a delicious looking cabinet fronted by some highly inviting gingerbread men, and it had lots of…

Review: Tay Street Beach Cafe

Tay Street Beach Cafe (154 Marine Parade) Literally metres away from where my Mum lives, somewhere I have never really been to because when I’m there we tend to venture further into town. Seemingly popular, I had always wondered whether this place was worth the hype, or if it was popular purely because it was…

Review: Me & You

Me & You (58 First Ave, Tauranga) As Cafe 88‘s sister cafe, I was pretty excited when Mum suggested we head there for brunch. If it was half as good as Cafe 88, I was pretty sure that I would still enjoy myself. The place was absolutely packed, but we somehow managed to squeeze a table…

Goldmine

Goldmine (171 Willis Street) Prepare yourself for a somewhat mixed review. I think my high expectations are what let me down, because overall I suppose you could say the place was pretty good. Owned by the masters at Lamason, Goldmine is yet another CBD venture that has recently opened its doors. It has a very…