Conrad Bangkok Hotel

The Conrad Bangkok is a beautiful, grand hotel located in the Central Business District. It’s certainly very plush and spacious and we had the most relaxing stay. The lobby itself is huge while the entire second floor dedicated to conference rooms and meeting spaces, so I got the feeling it caters primarily to business travelers. Our room itself was […]


The Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun – ‘the Temple of Dawn’ First stop, Bangkok and the Temple of Dawn. It sounds a bit like an Indiana Jones movie title, no? After leaving some big changes back home in New York, we arrived in Thailand (two days later, two missed flights connections and sans two lost bags) and set out to explore […]


[…] of the Kings of Siam and is an impressive walled compound nearby the temples of Wat Pho and Wat Arun on the banks of the Chao Phraya river. The Palace is made up of numerous buildings, pavilions, […]

[…] Pho was the second temple we visited after Wat Arun and this one was my favorite. It’s much larger than Wat Arun and features the Temple of the […]

SherJuly 22, 2014 - 11:26 am

Hey Steph – thanks! I use a combination of a canon DSLR MKD III and an iphone 5s. The canon is a bit of a splurge and honestly I reach for my iphone 90% of the time! :)

The River Cafe

After surprise reservations at The River Cafe, we had a beautiful dinner overlooking Manhattan. The River Cafe does a set 3-course menu for $115 and a 6-course tasting menu for $145. Surprisingly, the tasting menu isn’t even mentioned by the servers nor did we see anyone ordering it? We chose the octopus and three shells to […]


Cafe Beignet in New Orleans

Because I couldn’t get enough of the dessert while in New Orleans, I went to Cafe Beignet for breakfast to get a morning cup of coffee and test out this shop’s version of beignets. The million dollar question: how did it compare compared to Cafe du Monde? Well for one, the beignets here are much larger! […]


KatieJuly 1, 2014 - 7:38 pm

I can’t believe three of them come to an order!! They’re huge (but I’m sure I could mange… haha). I love pastries. I haven’t been to NOLA in years, I need to make it back soon.

EstherJuly 1, 2014 - 10:38 pm

Wow, those beignets look amazing! I definitely need to visit there if i’m ever in New Orleans! :)

SherJuly 3, 2014 - 10:02 am

They were delish! Definitely make it out there if you can :) I haven’t found any beignet places in NYC yet unfortunately!