In a city that’s slowly rebuilding, Little High Eatery came out of the blue. Tucked behind the Mackenzie & Willis building on Tuam Street, across from C1 Espresso, lives a brand new food court. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill suburban shopping mall food court, it’s an exercise in excellent urban planning. Little High makes excellent use of […]Read more "New Opening: Little High Eatery"
Working in Christchurch’s CBD, I’ve kept a close watch on all the cafés and restaurant openings over the past six months. And it seems there’s a new spot open every other week. As a frequent café-goer, I’ve relished in all these new dining opportunities. Oddly enough, I didn’t notice the new roastery on St. Asaph Street […]Read more "New Opening: Unknown Chapter Coffee Roasters"
Lyttelton is a port side town at the north-western end of Banks Peninsula. Only 15 minutes (by car) from Christchurch, it’s the perfect spot for a day trip. Every Saturday, the historic town plays host to a farmers market attracting various local vendors, musicians and entertainers. Offering resplendent views of the Lyttelton Harbour, London Street […]Read more "A Day at the Market"
I’ve talked about my time in Auckland on this blog before, but have failed to recap my most recent trip to the South Pacific. After starting our big boy and girl jobs in Toronto, Nick and I didn’t have the chance to return to NZ until March this year. Our three-week trip (which included stops in San […]Read more "Auckland City Guide"
After spending four years perfecting her barista skills at Crafted on Ossington, Tenille Clarke decided to venture out on her own. Tucana Coffee is still in its infancy, having only opened its doors to the ever-appreciative Dundas West crowd a mere three weeks ago. When I stop by on Mother’s Day, business is steady, drawing in locals, families, and cool […]Read more "Introducing Tucana Coffee"
“What?! You’re writing a blog post about your favourite coffee shops? That’s so unlike you…I thought you loved tea,” my friend Jake sarcastically quipped. Hardy har har. If you know me at all, you know I love caffeine. My barista/coffee shop owner cousin convinced me to boycott Starbucks when I was 15 (not that I […]Read more "Toronto Coffee Shop Guide"
Post-Katrina, a brand new New Orleans has surfaced. The city’s resurgence has proven to both locals and tourists that it’s unstoppable and relentless; a city full of lovers. My parents spent their honeymoon in New Orleans just over thirty years ago. They’ve always spoken of its incredible music scene and unique architecture. My dad is […]Read more "The Big Easy in 7 Ways"