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Postcard from Japan: Kissaten Life

We are really enjoying the kissaten (cafe) lifestyle here in Japan and we have visited several in Tokyo and Fukushima during our travels. Unlike Starbucks or other branded coffee shops, kissaten are a place to unwind, have a smoke, sip a cup of joe and...

The Most Beautiful Cafe in the World (Kyoto)

If you know me, you won't be put off by the title, because you will know I am prone to hyperbole and you will know that my hyperbole is usually in jest. In this case, however, I am utterly sincere.What I didn't know about Kyoto, a city renowned for its...

California Soul: Blue Bottle Music Video

This is ridiculously overdue, being the last post in my California Soul series which began two months ago (!). Putting together this video has been haunting me, and I finally buckled down and worked on it for your viewing pleasure. It took me all Sunday to make it, so...

California Soul: Silverlake Edition (LA)

It's all in the air/ You hear it everywhere No matter what you do/ It's gonna grab a hold on you California soul... California soul...-- Ashford & SimpsonIt's in my bones, I can't shake it off- California is IN me. Took a week off...

Mangiamo 2007: Bar del Cappuccino

There's nothing like walking into a coffee shop that makes the best cup of coffee EVER. That's what happened in Rome- we happened to walk into Bar del Cappucino, without a clue that the barrista is a middle aged man named Luigi Santoro, who has won countless number of prizes...