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

Spotted / California / Boonville / Paysanne

A quaint and bright little cottage offering nothing but sweets, including housemade ginger snaps, burnt sugar lollies, super moist marshmallows, and my favorite, Three Twins Ice Creams. Paysanne 14111 Highway 128 Boonville, CA… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Boonville / Boonville Hotel

I am so enamored with this hotel. It somehow reminded me of my travels through the French and Italian countryside. There is something so sweetly genuine about this place—from the bright and cheerful… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Anderson Valley

Gorgeous estate with spectacular views + outdoor seated tastings with cheese and charcuterie = the most serene wine experience in Anderson Valley. The vineyard hosts were so gracious and the tastings seemed endless,… Continue reading