L’Art de Vivre at Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi (post in French & English) – Mr. King took our son and me to Hanoi for a weekend. While Hanoi has become more developed over the past decade, the city still retains its charms. Our journey starts upon our arrival at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, which is a historic sight in itself. Numerous famous…

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Salzburg, June 2015 – Being a big fan of “The Sound of Music”, I made it a family vacation to visit Salzburg – home of this fantastic musical film. My 3-year old son, Little K enjoyed Salzburg, and he loved Hotel Sacher. Everyone was attentive, and unexpectedly, the hotel was very kid-friendly. Hotel Sacher is…

Banyan Tree Breakfast & Spa

Phuket, March 2016 – What would resort life be without a sumptuous breakfast and a spa sanctuary.   Mr. King and I found both at Banyan Tree Resort Phuket. After a recent renovation in 2015, a new culinary team was also assembled, with Spanish Chef Alfonso De La Dehesa at the helm. The new breakfast buffet…

Petit Déjeuner at Ladurée Paris

Paris, October 2014 – Breakfast (or in French, petit déjeuner) is my favorite meal of the day. How you start your day is how the rest of the day will go! Mr. King, Little K (my toddler son) and I had a charming breakfast at Ladurée’s Champs-Elysées Salón de té on a warm, sunny autumn…

Eating in St. Moritz

St. Moritz, August 2011 – Continuing from the Bernina Express to St. Moritz, Mr. King and I discovered that it was market day on Via Maistra where the farmers, local restaurants & gourmets gathered to sell their produce and cooked food. We bought some cheese and fruits. Everything was fresh and tasty! That evening, we visited the…