Much Ado About Duffin – Attempting to Top the Cronut

Much Ado About Duffin – Attempting to Top the Cronut

Back in June we reported about the Cronut craze sweeping New York (“a flaky, yet inherently sweet marriage between a croissant and a doughnut”). Since then, it seems like the world can’t get enough of portmanteau patisserie, surely the foodie trend of 2013. Just before we start to get confused with whatever cruffin-mookie-downie concoction is […]

How to Drink: Vietnamese Coffee

How to Drink: Vietnamese Coffee

Coffee was introduced to Vietnam by the French in the 19th century. And although Vietnamese coffee can be considered obscure, the country is actually the second largest coffee producer in the world. Vietnam happens to have an ideal topography for growing various species of coffee including Robusta, Arabica, Catimor, and Excelsa. Thus, there’s more freedom […]

Hakone, Japan: Where the Spa Facilities Look Like a Drinks Menu

Hakone, Japan: Where the Spa Facilities Look Like a Drinks Menu

Spas – You either love them or hate them. Which is perfectly understandable as not everyone is comfortable in small rooms filled with wet, near naked individuals they don’t know. But what if the spa had a little extra to keep you happy – say some sake, coffee, green tea, or even a nice glass […]

Istanbul: An Awakening of the Senses

Istanbul: An Awakening of the Senses

A city as stimulating as Istanbul forces you to use all of your available senses. It is a city of constant invigoration and uses sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste to draw out your emotions, tease them, and then leave you with an experience you won’t soon forget. Sight: Your First Awakening By night, the […]