San Francisco: 41 Things You Should Know

Before moving to San Francisco, I had this Hollywood-fed image of the city – a Fullhouse-Mrs-Doubtfire fueled ocean of cute, colourful houses on hills. An accurate depiction to some extent…. depending on what area you’re in. Happy, relaxed, beautiful, unique. San Francisco is a city like NO other. But it’s also a city that’s full of surprises, good and bad. Here’s a few things you … Continue reading San Francisco: 41 Things You Should Know

Culture: 19 Things I Miss As a Parisian Abroad

I have lived abroad for the best part of a decade now and leaving to explore (parts of) the world is one of the best decisions I ever made. Nevertheless, I’m only human and I do get homesick every once in a while. Having grown up in the Paris region, there’s a select number of things I truly miss from back home. 1. I miss … Continue reading Culture: 19 Things I Miss As a Parisian Abroad

Brunch in San Francisco: Mission Rock Resort

Mission Rock Resort is one of my favourite spots to go have brunch in SF (or the world). Picture this: It’s Saturday, warm and sunny, about 12pm, you’re starting to feel peckish. You’re imagining how wonderful it would be to sit by the water along the bay, the glorious sun hugging you, with a refreshing beverage in hand, a couple oysters on the side and a … Continue reading Brunch in San Francisco: Mission Rock Resort

Drinking in San Francisco: Cliff House

I went to Cliff House only once and frankly it was a bit of a stressful experience given that myself and my friend wanted to go there to sip cocktails while watching the sun go down… and well… the sun waits for no one so we were almost running up that hill to make it on time. Nevertheless, it was all worth the trot (and a … Continue reading Drinking in San Francisco: Cliff House

Fun, Food & Drinks in San Francisco: The Kabuki Theater & Humphry Slocombe Ice-Cream

  I finally made it to the Kabuki Theater in Japantown! I always end up going to the Metreon in SoMa as it’s close to my place and it’s always a good experience, but the Kabuki brings something special to the table that the Metreon does not. First of all, it’s called Kabuki. Big fan of the word. Secondly, it’s a boozy cinema = you … Continue reading Fun, Food & Drinks in San Francisco: The Kabuki Theater & Humphry Slocombe Ice-Cream

Going out in San Francisco: Cigar Bar & Grill

I always have a good time when I go to the Cigar Bar & Grill. Great place if: -You like tapas – theirs are pretty good. -You like cocktails – theirs are pretty good. -You like cigars – theirs are pretty good. -You like outdoor patios – theirs is pretty good. -You like live Cuban music – theirs is pretty good. -You like dancing – … Continue reading Going out in San Francisco: Cigar Bar & Grill

French Noms in San Francisco: La Boulangerie & Pain aux Raisins

I ended up in this place because it was raining. On the corner of Hayes and Octavia, La Boulangerie de San Francisco has apparently replaced La Boulange. From what I’ve read, La Boulange, originally founded by Pascal Rigo, was bought by Starbucks in 2012 (tut tut) but seems to be now closing completely. Mr Rigo has fortunately held on to 6 of the 23 La Boulange … Continue reading French Noms in San Francisco: La Boulangerie & Pain aux Raisins

Fun in SF: Exploratorium After Dark

Hey you. Free up your Thursday night. The Exploratorium puts on an After Dark event every Thursday from 6-10pm. It’s $15 pp, it’s adults only, it’s culture, it’s booze and food while you learn, it’s great. I’ll give you 10 bucks if you can tell me what this is here: It’s not a map no, it’s bacteria. Lots and lots of bacteria. And which type … Continue reading Fun in SF: Exploratorium After Dark

Drinking in Dublin

  On your way to Dublin? Hate to break it to ya, but it’s going to be a boozy one (embrace it!). Before we get started, I think it’s important to open one’s mind to foreign cultures, I therefore believe that your transition into Irish culture should happen via the following 4 drinks: -The traditional pint of Guinness – Whether you like stout or not. People … Continue reading Drinking in Dublin

Eating in Dublin

The Irish don’t have much of a reputation when it comes to gastronomy. I grew up in France but I am actually half Irish so I’ve been going to Dublin yearly to see my family pretty much since I was born and I have to say that I’ve always found my peeps to be great cooks. Not that that’s representative of the country’s culinary culture … Continue reading Eating in Dublin

Drinking in Paris: The Curio Parlor – Update: Now Closed…

  I felt it was necessary to take a minute to talk about the Curio Parlor. If you were to pass by it on the street, you could never really tell that it’s a cocktail bar. The massive bouncer outside is the only give-away really. Oh and then there’s the stuffed raccoon in the window which may also grab your attention, but again, despite the fact that … Continue reading Drinking in Paris: The Curio Parlor – Update: Now Closed…