Spotted/ Montreal / Style Labo

A medley of industrial design and vintage pieces, I was bummed I couldn’t bring more items home from this place. I was coveting a few lighted metal signs, a Jielde task lamp, and… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Le Cagibi

I planned to stop here for a veggie lunch, but I was still recovering from my hearty meal at Régine. So I had coffee instead. I quickly observed it was a popular meeting spot… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Cafe Falco

This cool cafe is tucked away inside a building along a quiet street, so you’d certainly miss it if you didn’t already know it was there. With its leather sofa seatings, wooden communal… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Brooklyn Cafe

Having been born in NYC and Brooklyn being one of my most favorite cities, I decided to pop in here, too. There was no relation to the city, but Brooklyn happens to be… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Mile End Street Art

Admiring the range of street art as I wandered throughout the Mile End. And when I stopped in for another siphon coffee at Le Falco, I picked up french street artist JR’s book… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / St-Viateur Bagels

So I tried the two competing bagel places in Montreal, and I have to say I prefer the St-Viateur over the Fairmount ones. Again I can’t make a fair comparison after just one… Continue reading

Spotted / Montreal / Wilensky

I heard about Wilensky and actually ran out of time in Montreal to stop in. But as I was making my way to Fairmount to buy bagels before heading to the airport, I… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Boonville / Farmhouse Mercantile

A modern day general store with a delightful offering of useful items and curios for your home and garden, as well as edible gifts like jams and juices made locally from their apple… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Anderson Valley / Scharffenberger

The windy road along highway 128 through Anderson Valley takes you through rustic landscapes dotted with big oaks, old barns, apple orchards and sweet little vineyards. On our weekend getaway to Boonville, we… Continue reading