Luxury Theaters in Seoul: Megabox Boutique M

This year I decided to take my boyfriend out to see a movie for his birthday. I know it sounds pretty basic, but leave it to me to find some way to upgrade the experience. We’ve been wanting to see “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” so we headed to the Megabox theater in Gangnam’s prominent COEX Mall. This particular location definitely sets the bar high … Continue reading Luxury Theaters in Seoul: Megabox Boutique M

Kimchi Reinvented: Modern Korean Food

When most people think of Korea (whether they’ve been there or not) there are always a few things that immediately come to mind: hanbok, BBQ, K-pop, etc. However, no matter who you’re talking to, kimchi is always on the top of that list. 김치 (Kimchi) is Korea’s national dish. It is a traditional Korean side dish that consists of fermented vegetables and seasonings. It is … Continue reading Kimchi Reinvented: Modern Korean Food

Beyond Gangnam’s Style

UPDATE: A portion of this blog was updated to reflect corrected translations regarding statements made by Shin Yeon Hee as well as correct her title to “Mayor”. Chaos broke out on the infamous streets of Gangnam last Monday as  hired “city workers” made their way down the sidewalks, evicting street vendors for establishing their stalls illegally. When faced with the word eviction, one usually brings … Continue reading Beyond Gangnam’s Style

A Caffeine Haven: Caffe 꽃을 피우고

What if I told you that there was a place that had a course menu with no food on it? You’d probably think I was crazy.  Being of sound mind, I can assure you there is such a place… a haven for coffee lovers if you will. Caffe 꽃을 피우고, which roughly translates to “the flower blooms,” specializes in hand drip coffee, using coffee beans … Continue reading A Caffeine Haven: Caffe 꽃을 피우고

Ellie House

Korea has become quite well known for its pet cafes, especially among tourists. Dog and cat cafes can be found all over Seoul, but that doesn’t mean they are all worth going to. Areas that are heavily populated with tourists tend to have pet cafes that are less than enjoyable because they are over crowded, understaffed or not very well maintained. To any dog lover … Continue reading Ellie House

Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!

It doesn’t take long to start to miss the little things when you move away from home, especially if it’s to another country. For me it was breakfast. I am a huge food aficionado and while Korea has so much to offer , breakfast here just isn’t the same as back home. Sure, it’s not to difficult to whip up a batch of pancakes, eggs … Continue reading Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!