Dean & Deluca (Singapore)

Eggs ben gets my vote for breakfast every single time. I love the sight of the little yolks enscounced in their round wobbly semi-solid body of whites.

So I’m amazed that I’m writing a post about pancakes. Who eats pancakes?? Never had a good one. Until now. This is good very good. So good it’s making me wanna eat pancakes everyday.

Ultra thick fluffy clouds of doughy delight dripping with sin accompanied with large raspberries and blueberries almost making it look healthy. That’s until they heap on a mound of oh-so-fresh cream.

Oh, just take my money.

Dean & Deluca
#04-23/24 Orchard Central 
181 Orchard Road
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Kroek Mai

I love Thai food. Their signature combination of sweet, salty, sour with a touch of heat gets me salivating every single time.

This find was recommended by our villa hostess in Koh Samui when we told her we wanted to eat where the locals ate. She baulked and said flatly that we wouldn’t like it. There’s no air-conditioning, no English speaking people to explain to us what they served. We persisted and she reluctantly told us to eat at Kroek Mai.

AMAZING. To date, the best Thai food we’ve ever had. (And we’ve had a lot). I would travel back just to be able to eat it again.

MUST TRY all their whole fish dishes and their pork collar.

*Apologies for the lack of photographs, our dinners tend to be rather late. The lighting didn’t make for good photos.

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Bozouls Canyon

We stumbled upon this find as we were driving in the area looking for dinner.

Imagine our astonishment when we pulled up to ask for directions, looked beyond the pedestrian and saw a 300 foot deep canyon.

Looking at a canyon 1300 foot in diameter with houses perched on all sides was mind boggling. Why would anyone build their house on the very edge of a cliff??

One thing’s for sure, no one there suffers from acrophobia.

All thoughts of dinner disappeared and a short trek fitted in immediately.

Do it.

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Les Brunes, Bozouls

We are rather very fastidious people. Even though extensive research was done on all the accommodation, my motto has always been to plan for the best and prepare for the worst.

We were greeted at the door by a neighbour’s dog and he brought us on a short tour of the neighbouring grounds.

Les Brunes was architecturally beautiful on the inside and on the outside, beautifully designed and immaculately maintained. 

Monique (the owner) was amazing. She single-handedly prepared our breakfast spread which included home-made bread, a traditional french pastry, cow’s and goat’s yogurt, fresh juice, and a spread jams. ALL  made with her two hands. I’m ashamed to think of my daily struggle for toast and coffee in the mornings. Unbelievable breakfast.

I’ll be back.

Les Brunes
12340 Bozouls, France 
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Alila Villas Uluwatu

a warm greeting

There are moments and places that immortalize themselves in one’s mind. Alila Uluwatu is one of them. A year after my visit I can still clearly picture that gorgeous resort perched on the edge of the cliff overlooking a little cove. Do not even consider having breakfast in your villa, the view from the restaurant is breathtaking and makes a wonderful start to your day.

a great view awaits the tenacious

This is a place for absolute serenity and rest. Warning: If you are looking to hit the town on a regular basis, this is not the place for you.

Alila Uluwatu Villas
Jl Belimbing Sari,
Banjar Tambiyak,
Desa Pecatu 80364
Bali, Indonesia
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Rena Bakery

My SIL’s family came back from Bangkok and brought us these little nuggets of joy 🙂

Impossibly light and airy Almond Meringues that beg to accompany your afternoon coffee breaks. Can’t believe they bought 3 cartons after trying a piece!

Rena Bakery does complimentary deliveries if you purchase a reasonable quantity too!

Rena Bakery
1424/1-2 Rama 4 Road, Klongtoey 10110 
+662 249 1800 662 249 1485
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Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise

Whenever I visit Paris, one of the places that unfailingly finds its way into my itinerary is the Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise. Pere Lachaise is one of the most beautiful cemetaries I’ve ever visited with its cobbled-stone paths, tree-lined walkways and elaborate sculptures. Some of the tombs are intricately decorated with stained glass while others stand elegant in their simplicity.
Walking amongst the buried remains of the deceased may sound scary, but instead it is a feeling of peace that envelops you here. On my first few visits, I would pick up a map from the information desk and track down some of the numerous famous figures buried here, including Chopin, Wilde and Morrison. Now, I just wander around with a book in hand, find an empty bench and luxuriate in the quiet serenity that is Pere Lachaise.

Cimetiere du Pere Lachise
15 Boulevard de Ménilmontant  75011 Paris, France
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