Carole Brown 1837
 
Toronto
I'm an eating, cooking, travelling blogger who blogs while I drag my teenager and my my stunt man husband around with me
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Forlini's, New York City, New YorkForlini'sNew York City, New YorkThere are still a few bastions of Ild school American Italian in Little Italy and Forlini’s is my favourite. Sinatra in the background, leather...New York, New YorkNew YorkNew YorkI could visit NYC every month and never travel north of midtown. Chinatown, Little Italy, the East Village, Soho with a side trip to Brooklyn for...Cenote Tak Be Ha, Quintana Roo, MexicoCenote Tak Be HaQuintana Roo, MexicoIt’s a bit of a trek to get to this underground cenote but it’s worth the bumpy drive into the jungle, just north of Tulum. It’s only $150 pesos to...LONCHERIA EL POC CHUC, Isla Mujeres, MexicoLONCHERIA EL POC CHUCIsla Mujeres, MexicoI used to eat here daily back when I spent 6-8 weeks on Isla Mujeres every winter - late 80’s to early 90’s I went back last week for the first...Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, MexicoPalacio de Bellas ArtesMexico City, MexicoNobody should leave Mexico City without seeing the amazing murals of Iego Rivera (as well as others like Orozco and Siqueiros) that are on display...Soumaya Museum, Mexico City, MexicoSoumaya MuseumMexico City, MexicoThe Suomalainen Museum gets some flack but if you like art and don’t need to see all of the “important” works by artists like Rodin and VanGough,...Former College of San Ildefonso, Mexico City, MexicoFormer College of San IldefonsoMexico City, MexicoStunning Spanish Colonial building that houses impressive murals, art installations, hosts music performances behind the Cathedral on the zocolo in...El Moro, Mexico City, MexicoEl MoroMexico City, MexicoLine up with the locals for the best churros in Mexico City at the original El Moro. Churros with chocolate, cajeta or sweetened condensed milk to...Contramar, Mexico City, MexicoContramarMexico City, MexicoWhen you eat at Contramar in the hip neighbourhood of Roma Norte in Mexico City, order the aguachile. This scallop aguachile was a daily special...Contramar, Mexico City, MexicoContramarMexico City, MexicoBest lunch in Mexico City is found at the popular seafood restaurant, Contramar in the trendy Roma Norte. It’s not cheap but you will pay less than...Tostadas, Mexico City, MexicoTostadasMexico City, MexicoTostadas Coyoacán is bright, chaotic and the tostadas are delicious. There are other pretenders but this is the one and only - look for the bright...Mirador Torre Latino, Mexico City, MexicoMirador Torre LatinoMexico City, MexicoDon’t pay to go to the observation deck at the Torre Latino America when you can just go to the bar and pay the same price for a couple gin and...Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City, MexicoMexico City Metropolitan CathedralMexico City, MexicoSundays in the historic district of Mexico City is a riot of sounds, smells and colour #cdmx #mexicocityAloette Restaurant, Toronto, OntarioAloette RestaurantToronto, OntarioMost people aren’t going to eat at Alo, Aloette’s bigger, $$$ fine dining sister but don’t assume that Aloette is snobby, ridiculously expensive or...Quartier De Ribeira, Porto, PortugalQuartier De RibeiraPorto, PortugalSunday is the day that people set up stalls down on the river’s edge in Porto and you will find all types of things like these lovely scarves for a...Marché Bastille, Paris, FranceMarché BastilleParis, FranceThere is nothing sexier than the open air marches in France Le sigh #TroveOnTuesday #France #Paris #marche #marketPorto, PortugalPortoPortugalEvery turn provides some little bit of breathtaking beauty in Porto. Frayed around the edges, chipped and a little worn but it only adds to it’s...Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, PortugalQuinta da RegaleiraSintra, PortugalAcres of insanely beautiful grounds with Initiation wells, secret, underground passages, darkened spiral staircases to who knows where, symbols of...Restaurante Ponto Final (cacilhas), Almada, PortugalRestaurante Ponto Final (cacilhas)Almada, PortugalI have waited 4 years to see this sunset again from the terrace of Ponto Final in Lisbon and it’s just as lovely as I remember #golden #sunset...Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, FrancePère Lachaise CemeteryParis, FranceThere are so many famous people buried in Paris cemetery, Pere Lachaise that you might walk right by this tomb, but you would miss a fabulous bit...
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