Category Archives: New York

5 Unusual Places to Visit in New York City

5 Unusual Places to Visit in New York City

If you’re considering a visit to New York, you’ve certainly already heard of the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Centre, Central Park, and the Empire State Building. CityPASS is here to guide you through New York City. It enables you to jump lines and save time, and learn more about this amazing city. Go beyond… Continue Reading

Top 5 Travel Experiences at 25

Top 5 Travel Experiences at 25

Today is my birthday and unfortunately I am recovering from a cold so no champagne until tomorrow. However, I still feel the need to celebrate somehow so I figured I’d do a roundup of the most prolific travel experiences I had while I was 25. It was a great year where I graduated university, participated… Continue Reading

Tenement Museum Food Tour, New York

Tenement Museum Food Tour, New York

As a Canadian, Thanksgiving is October 8th and as a family, like many North American families on Thanksgiving, we gather to share stories and of course eat. I look around the table with my grandparents, parents, my and my sister’s boyfriend and I notice that none of us identify as solely Canadian. My dad descended… Continue Reading

30 Rockefeller Center Murals: Josep Maria Sert

30 Rockefeller Center Murals: Josep Maria Sert

  One of the reasons I love to travel is because it provides inspiration and moments of awe like the moment I entered the lobby of 30 Rockefeller Center, GE Building. I wanted to visit this monumental building to pay homage to Saturday Night Live, a source of comedy and writing inspiration since I was… Continue Reading

Searching for Classic New York Pizza

Searching for Classic New York Pizza

You can’t eat a Per Se every night in New York and you wouldn’t want to either with dinner service being three and a half hours and the price…my god the bill! But that’s the beauty of New York, along with the very high end dinning experiences are the equally as filling street food. It… Continue Reading

Per Se: A Foodie’s Costly Pilgrimage

Per Se: A Foodie’s Costly Pilgrimage

It wasn’t the first time I had eaten at a Thomas Keller restaurant. In fact, this time last year I had found solace in the form of his Bouchon’s restaurant at the Venetian in Las Vegas after an underwhelming experience at Picasso’s (at Bellagio by Julian Serrano). Not only was it a delicious dinner but… Continue Reading

Olive Oil Tasting: Eataly Part 2

Olive Oil Tasting: Eataly Part 2

“We Sell What We Cook & We Cook What We Sell” The Tom Ford of Olive Oil Behind Eataly’s endless cornucopia of pasta, pizza, fresh produce (with a vegetable butcher), meats of all cuts, cheeses of all ages, wine for all budgets and palates, and the Birreria – an entire rooftop dedicated to various types… Continue Reading

An Italian Theme Park for Foodies: Eataly

An Italian Theme Park for Foodies: Eataly

 50,000 square feet of cheese, cured meats, seafood, pizza, pasta, bread, wine, cooking utensils, books, olive oils, face care and the list goes on at Eataly on 5th Ave, Manhattan. When you first enter the massive building it is an overwhelming experience trying to decide where you should go and what you should try first.… Continue Reading

One if by Land, Two if by Sea – NYC

One if by Land, Two if by Sea – NYC

If I were to read Chef Colt Taylor’s techniques and cooking interests, like some culinary matchmaker’s profile it would have been a first blind date worthy of a second go. Chef Taylor is head chef of One if by Land, Two if by Sea restaurant in the laid back Chelsea district of Manhattan. As explained… Continue Reading

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Hi! I'm Murissa and I live in the Okanagan Wine Valley of British Columbia, Canada. I enjoy traveling around the world for food and local spirits. I consider myself a Champagne enthusiast and enjoy sharing my conquests on this website since 2011. Follow along as I explore my home wine valley and dabble in the occasional globetrotting. Soon to be raising a foodie of my own come July 2018!


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