Tobira Onsen Myojinkan

Posted on October 16, 2012 Under Travel

Nestled away above Matusumoto city in the Nagano Prefecture of Japan, Tobira Onsen Myojinkan, or Myojinkan for short is one of the most unique Ryokan experiences I've had in Japan. Sitting high up in the "Alps of Japan" as many…

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Unreal Candy

Posted on June 25, 2012 Under Food

Unreal Candy is on fire. Look for it. Try it. Eat it. Unjunked. Read more in this great WSJ article about the company. Disclosure: I'm an investor.

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Four Seasons Punta Mita: A Photo Journey

Posted on May 15, 2012 Under Travel

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few nights at the fantastic Four Seasons Punta Mita during their second annual Gourmet and Golf Classic. While I'm not a huge golfing fan, getting to spend time with famous chefs like…

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Posted on April 19, 2012 Under Food

Absinthe Lollipops? Maple-Bacon Lollipops? Amaretto Lollipops? Yep. Pretty wild right? And there are many more where they came from. Lollyphile, made in San Francisco with super-candy love.

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Rice Cube

Posted on March 26, 2012 Under Food

I wasn't planning on posting this– until I watched the video. One word: Awesome! The Rice Cube can make sushi in seconds. Head over and check out the video. Even a three year old could use it.

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Steven Smith Teamaker

Posted on March 12, 2012 Under Food

If you like tea, you've probably heard of Lipton or Bigelow and probably of Stash or Tazo, but not Steven Smith. That is ironic, because Steven Smith created (and subsequently sold) both Stash and Tazo. Then, he retired to France!…

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The Story of Sushi

Posted on March 3, 2012 Under Food

The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on Vimeo. I really enjoyed this beautiful video about the Story of Sushi made for Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. The video was shot over 7 months using entirely 100% handcrafted miniatures. Bamboo…

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Chocolate Invader

Posted on December 12, 2011 Under Food

Ah yes, the Chocolate Invader. Molded with single origin 66% Dark Chocolate crafted from Costa Rican cacao. Made in New York. Deliciously geeky. Buy now and it will arrive in a laser engraved wooden box– inside you will find a…

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Gion Hatanaka: Kyoto, Japan

Posted on November 13, 2011 Under Travel

Situated in the wonderful Gion District of Kyoto, Gion Hatanaka is easily one of the best city Ryokan experiences I've had in all of Japan. To begin, Gion is a magical part of Kyoto– the setting of the novel Memoirs…

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Ithaa Undersa Restaurant: The Maldives

Posted on July 18, 2011 Under Travel

On my most recent trip to the Dubai I had some extra time for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of travel life and headed straight south to experience the magic that is the Maldives. I had the distinct…

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