Month: September 2014

It will never rain roses

Some days it rains, and everything is dark and gloomy. But I’ve found there’s beauty in that gloominess too. Here are some gorgeous photos of a city I lived in for a year and love even now. Look at this incredibly gallery of London in the rain here. ‘It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.’ – George Elliot  love, eatprayjade x.

Sushi Dai 寿司大 at Tsukiji Fish Market

Sukiyabashi Jiro might be the ultimate sushi master, but if you can wake up amazingly early in Tokyo and make your way to Tsukiji Fish Market, you’ll find yourself lost in the buzzing excitement of the world’s largest seafood market. I’ve had such amazing sushi in Tokyo but Sushi Dai, located in the busy lanes of Tsukiji Fish Market, is one of a kind (and yes, this is where Jiro and other renowned sushi chefs come to select their fresh fish!) Lines can stretch up to 5 hours, so bring some entertainment or simply come to enjoy the good company you’ll meet–I’ve truly met the most interesting and international people in line before. After all, as Julia Child so wisely reminds us, “people who love to eat are always the best people.”

‘O Say Can You Sea’ at Ouzo Bay

It was the 200th year anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner recently and Baltimore really celebrated in style with gorgeous fireworks–as Lana Del Rey would say, “Red, white, blue’s in the sky.” On top of that, it was my roommate Lauren’s 21st birthday so delicious celebrations were in order of course. Our restaurant of choice, Ouzo Bay, boasts everything we love about authentic Greek cuisine: delicious seafood fare with a lovely selection of wines and possibly the best bread basket we’ve had in a while.

Celebrating Labor Day Weekend on Carolina Beach

After a whirlwind year and a half of being in London and Tokyo, it’s hard transitioning back to American culture. I already miss the questions about red solo cups, amused compliments on my American accent, and most importantly, friends I made abroad. But Labor Day Weekend was the perfect opportunity for me to assimilate back to ‘American college’ life and most importantly, American food. And since we were headed to North Carolina, Southern comfort food was a must! Having rented a house on Carolina Beach, we had a long weekend full of sunshine, soft sand, and fantastic company. Although we mostly cooked, we snacked like queens when we visited Carolina Boardwalk and obviously enjoyed our Corona and limes–a perfect end to the fading summer season.