Month: March 2014

Noma is moving to Tokyo in 2015 for two months of inspired cooking with Japanese winter ingredients.

Noma, the world-famous restaurant in Copenhagen once recognized as the undisputed best restaurant in the world, is moving to Tokyo for the winter of 2015. Yes, foodies in Asia now have reason to rejoice as the culinary jewel of Denmark moves closer to home, albeit temporarily. Scroll down to read more… A COMPLETE RELOCATION TO …

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I just love Instagram. And how I got a new iPod as an advanced Christmas gift.

Taken with my new iPod and posted on InstagramPlease follow us:  #travelifemagazine So last week, in Manila living a Travelife, someone gave me the new 5th generation iPod as a belated Christmas present. Yes, I know it’s almost April, but some of my friends seem to think Christmas was last week. Mr friend Mr. Jaded, for …

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Serenity over a Sunday afternoon of ayurveda at Arogya. And about a week of panchakarma.

Today was one of the most peaceful and relaxing Sundays I’ve had in a fairly long time, in my never-ending, and never-endingly evenftul Travelife. Much of it was due to the fact that I spent a good part of the afternoon at the Arogya ayurveda center getting an abyahnga and a takradhara. Scroll down to …

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Paradise found at the Oberoi in Lombok

The Oberoi, Lombok situated on the northwest coast on Medana Beach, lies opposite the three Gili islands. This 24-acre resort is comprised of 20 free-standing villas, most with private swimming pool, and spacious garden courtyards with raised dining pavilions. There are also 30 spacious pavilions. Scroll down to read more… THE BEST OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES Meanwhile, …

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The favorite ryokan of Steve Jobs, and the best inn in the world.

On my last trip to Kyoto, living a Travelife, we stayed in one of Japan’s top traditional inns — if not its best inn.  In fact, some people call it the best inn in the world, and certainly one of those places that many people who like the luxe Travelife want to experience at least once in their life. THE GOLD STANDARD It’s Japan’s …

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The best view in Istanbul is from the presidential suite of Tomtom Suites in Istanbul

The view from my room at Tomtom Suites in Istanbul This was my view on my second to the last trip to Istanbul, living a Travelife. I’ve been to Istanbul countless times over 20 years, and each time I’ve tried to stay in a different and interesting hotel. So I’ve basically stayed almost everywhere wonderful …

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Six courses plus dessert for lunch, and a great wagyu steak at Carmelo’s Wagyu in Greenbelt

On Thursday, I had a very big lunch at Carmelo’s Wagyu in Greenbelt, living a Travelife. We had the equivalent of six courses plus dessert. I really should have stopped at course #2, but I just couldn’t resist the delicious food. Scroll down to read more… THE BEST LOCAL OYSTERS Carmelo’s Wagyu, you see, has …

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