Restaurant Spotlights

Lidija takes you behind the scenes with her favourite chefs showcasing their skill & passion in the kitchen


The Pera Palace Hotel – A Taste of Istanbul: Part I

The Pera Palace Hotel To experience the passage of time through a physical space is intoxicating.  Imagine peering into a world you never knew - where people, thoughts, and ideas shaped the very foundation of who we are.  To be a fly on the wall of centuries past?  I...

Vintage Point – Discovering Local Quebec Wines at Val Caudalies

Once upon a very recent time, I took an unexpected road trip and stumbled upon a vineyard nestled within the sprawling hillsides of Quebec's Eastern townships. With a hundred and ten acres of sandy soils, apple orchards, and a lush, lofty forest, Val Caudalies setting...

The Wizard Of Belgravia – Tom Aikens’ Muse

Tom Aikens' Muse  Somewhere on a quiet corner of Belgravia sits a charming Georgian mews, a two-story townhouse where potions, elixirs, and tinctures simmer away, waiting for a culinary wizard to whisk them into an epicurean fantasy and a moment etched in time. Muse,...

Timeless – Montreal’s Restaurant L’Express

There’s something soothingly familiar when you walk past the glass façade of rue St-Denis' L’Express. Chic, iconic and effortlessly French, the bistro is beloved by Montreal’s culinary royalty, dedicated patrons, and quite frankly, anyone who appreciates great, honest...

A Holiday Feast with Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

A holiday feast with Il Borro The art of simplicity is a beautiful thing. To transform a few key ingredients into an exquisite dish takes patience, care, and the utmost respect from the hands that prepare it. Since nobody does elevated simplicity quite like  Italians,...

MASTI Part II – Where Fashion & Design Intersect

MASTI - A Design Aficianado's Dream When I first discovered MASTI, it was the intensity of color that attracted me the most as soon as I walked through the door. Signature shades of emerald-green & peacock-blue are intermixed with touches of yellow, pink, and orange....

Desert Rose – Spotlight on Ninive

Spotlight on Ninive What if I told you there lies a secret garden nestled within Dubai’s skyscrapers – an urban majlis overflowing with lush vegetation, Moroccan-inspired woodwork, and lighting so romantic that you can’t help but feel you’ve been swept into a story...

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