Urban Village Dining: Mele Bistro

  On my recent trip to the Washington DC area, I stayed at my parents’ place in Arlington, Virginia. I’ve been to Arlington around 4 times over the past 10 years and each time I visit I find it nicer. What I’ve discovered is that over the past few decades the areas around DC have […]

A Golden Celebration: CityZen and Brasserie Beck

Two weekends ago, I flew to our nation’s capitol to meet up with my family for our annual gathering. I always look forward to these gatherings but I was especially excited about this one. My brothers and I had planned a surprise 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration for our parents. Our original intentions were to […]

Izanami: Sake and Spa

The most important alcoholic beverage in Japan is SAKE. It’s called “the drink of the gods” and has a long history dating back for centuries. This fermented rice and water drink is used in religious ceremonies and is enjoyed by many in the social setting among friends and family. Interestingly, sake is believed to possess […]

Zorba’s Fine Greek Cuisine

  Ahhhh, Greece… My good friend, Ann-Marie, tells me that this is one of her dream destinations. Just looking at all the on-line photos, I can see why travelers continue to name this as one of the top destinations in the world (even during times of economic woes). The landscape is breathtaking. Who wouldn’t want […]

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