Travels

Oden, The Unassuming Soul Food of Japan

Oden, The Unassuming Soul Food of Japan

If you recall from my last piece about surviving in Tokyo, I gravitate towards foods and experiences rather unusual for a young woman. Rather than bottomless mimosas and puffy pancakes at a brunch spot exploding with lace doilies, I prefer a late night, ice cold […]

Tokyo Living: Surviving in the Metropolis

Tokyo Living: Surviving in the Metropolis

Long time no see Cozy followers! Apologies for my recent and abrupt absence this month. While I’ve been busy juggling a real life with Cozy life, I never like to disappoint. Which is why, during an international business trip to my favorite city, I went […]

Eating My Way Through Montmartre

Eating My Way Through Montmartre

It’s quite amazing, before I began writing and exploring food and cozy experiences, my concept of “cozy” was perhaps one dimensional and strongly correlated with physical sensations and climate. But the more I travel, the more I learn that cozy can in fact be more […]

The Heart of Dutch Culture : It’s so cozy, we don’t even have a word for it in English

The Heart of Dutch Culture : It’s so cozy, we don’t even have a word for it in English

Alright people, here we are on the last stop of my summer European extravaganza – it’ll soon be on to everyone’s favorite cozy season of the year! But before you slip on those fuzzy bunny slippers and order your first pumpkin spiced latte of the […]

Cambridge: Home of Intellects and Cozy Independents

Cambridge: Home of Intellects and Cozy Independents

So here we are, my final stop in Cambridge, England. Alma mater to some of the world’s most brilliant minds who were bestowed with the gift of intellect. These are not your perfect SAT Score everyday genius’ – we’re talking Stephen Hawking smart, the guy […]

York: Come for the History, but what about the Food?

York: Come for the History, but what about the Food?

As much as I didn’t want to leave my new beloved, Durham and Northern England, it was time for a scenic train ride south to York for a quick pit stop. I’m going to be up front with you on this one, despite having read […]

A Day in the North: Castles, Coasts, and Comfort Food

A Day in the North: Castles, Coasts, and Comfort Food

If there’s one thing for certain in England it’s that castles and history abound. Constantly entertained by all the stories of saints, nobles, and battles, I couldn’t help but wonder more and more about the past lives of these beautiful structures – about what life […]

Durham, You Had Me at “Why Aye Man”

Durham, You Had Me at “Why Aye Man”

If all you seek in life is an experience so cozy that it will knock you off your feet, straight back into a reclined Lazyboy…then venture on up to Northeastern England. Whether traveling north to Edinburgh or headed south to York, think about the journey […]

Best of Both Worlds: Edinburgh’s Best Coffee Shops with Food to Match

Best of Both Worlds: Edinburgh’s Best Coffee Shops with Food to Match

Two things we all should idolize about European coffee culture: For starters, all the espresso drinks are double shots. Because what is life on just one shot? In this case, more really is MORE. Secondly, these baristas and roasters understand that no cup of coffee […]

Hikes and Haggis: Working Up an Appetite in Edinburgh

Hikes and Haggis: Working Up an Appetite in Edinburgh

I’ll admit this day in Edinburgh wasn’t filled with the most foodie adventures and was much more spontaneous and a lot less cozy than I normally operate. Letting serendipity take the wheel on this one, I ended up coming across many delightful and artful surprises! […]