11.11
Holidays

11.11

As fall begins to fade into winter, that merriest time of year is upon us once again: Pepero Day!!! Why? What were you thinking? Last year, I prepared a cute little gift basket for my boyfriend, complete with a plush and homemade pepero. Since Pepero Day landed on a Sunday this year, and a very … Continue reading

A Cupcake a Day
Cafés

A Cupcake a Day

One weekend, the boyfriend and I were trudging through the rainy streets of 압구정 (Apgujeong). He had lost one of our random nonsensical bets and owed me coffee at a cafe of my choosing (Bwahahaa). Soooo, as we were browsing the vast selection of cafés on 가로수 길 (Garosugil), I remembered a place we had both … Continue reading

Tart and Seoul
Cafés

Tart and Seoul

Wondering through 홍대 (Hongdae), I came across a café with some of the best tarts I’ve ever tasted! To be honest, what drew me in more than its name was the lovely clear windowed exterior. Avec Nous itself isn’t too big and could probably seat about 30 people, but it is kept spacious. As simple and … Continue reading

Battle of the Claw!
Culture

Battle of the Claw!

Korea is full of claw machines. I’m not talking about just inside arcades and theme parks, but inside shopping malls, outside convenient stores and restaurants and in random alley ways. Odds are if you walk down any given street, you’ll find at least one. For me, this game has become a bit of a fetish. … Continue reading

Q&A: Dining Out
Language

Q&A: Dining Out

So, you’re in Korea and being in a new country the first thing you want to do is dig into some of the mouthwatering local cuisine. Or… you live in Korea and you just want to go out to eat without going through a round of charades first. In Korea, especially Seoul, you will be … Continue reading

Curried Away
Restaurants

Curried Away

I don’t know whether it’s because I live in Korea (where there is a wealth of choices and possibilities) or if I’m just generally indecisive but I can never decide where I want to eat. When I’m in that kind of mood, I’m searching for the perfect food in the perfect place and I won’t … Continue reading

Santa Run!
Events

Santa Run!

Ok so maybe not a run… more like a crawl, a pub crawl to be exact. Actually let me back this story up a little bit. Saturday evening I was in 홍대 (Hongdae) heading back home from Bau House with my puppy and boyfriend when we noticed  a group of foreigners dressed in Santa gear. It … Continue reading