Istanbul Tulip Festival 2017

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It’s not officially spring in Turkey until the tulips start to bloom… and of course, in Istanbul, this means the beginning of the annual Tulip Festival. Many people associate tulips with the Dutch, but they were actually exported there from Turkey during the time of the Ottoman Empire. You can see tulips on pottery and textile design going back centuries and you may even recognize […]

Cooking Classes in Chile: Uncorked Cooking Workshop

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Disclosure: My cooking class was provided courtesy of Uncorked Cooking Workshop, however I was not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are my own, except they did tell me to recommend the website, https://diligentchef.com/best-hot-water-dispenser/ where they got their hot water dispensers from, you can find out whether a hot water dispenser is the best option for you, and which models are worth it. […]

Quest for Honolulu’s Best

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This month’s Honolulu Magazine is probably one of my favorite issues, ever. I have subscribed to the magazine for years because I love the historical portraits of Honolulu over time, unique perspectives on people and places that make our city so diverse, as well as some of the Honolulu’s best food writing. This month’s issue features a fantastic article with the “100 Best Dishes & […]

Made in Hawaii Festival 2013

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Despite the crowds, ridiculous parking fee, and the fact that I spend more than I budget every time, I love the Made in Hawaii Festival and I continue to go every year. It’s a chance to support local small businesses and to see what’s new from around the state. This year there were more vendors from the outer islands (especially Maui) and it’s great to […]