Articles written by: Barbara Moser

Artsy Valparaiso, Chile: Up and down and up
Features / Travel

Artsy Valparaiso, Chile: Up and down and up

by Barbara Moser With its natural harbour, Valparaiso rapidly outgrew the narrow strip of land that borders the water and could only expand onto hills that jut out like thick fingers reaching to the sea. Hence, funicular lifts were built to gain access to the homes built above the original […]

At Montreal’s Gryphon d’Or, high tea comes with tiaras
Reviews & Previews

At Montreal’s Gryphon d’Or, high tea comes with tiaras

by Barbara Moser Burnt orange walls and wooden tables and chairs give this cozy tearoom a warm and welcoming feeling. Paintings by Montreal artist Shirley Katz lined the walls when we visited Gryphon d’Or for lunch. We were invited to find a table and choose our lunch from the blackboard […]

Where are my keys? How to lose things with grace
Columnists / Features

Where are my keys? How to lose things with grace

The art of losing isn’t hard to master so many things seem filled with intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster ~Elizabeth Bishop by Barbara Moser I lost my credit card. This is a public announcement to all my creditors that my card is in limbo and I […]

Happy New Year and buy a hat
Features / Travel

In Chile with love: the trek south along the Pacific

BY: BARBARA MOSER & IRWIN BLOCK Last winter, we spent four weeks in Argentina and Chile. It was our first trip to South America. The seven-hour bus ride to San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile from Pumamarca in northern Argentina was stunning, with desert, snow-capped mountains in the distance, […]

Food / Reviews & Previews

Eatz Encore … et encore

BY: Barbara Moser Eatz Encore is just what its name suggests. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll go back for more. At their busy location in Westmount, 4824 Sherbrooke, Eatz is a lively, mainly takeout resto specializing in deli-style sandwiches, scrumptious salads sold by weight or in a special combo […]

Antoine welcomes his customers like close friends. Photo: Barbara Moser
Food / Reviews & Previews

How to keep customers, in one royal step

BY: BARBARA MOSER Being treated like a princess at cafés always makes me want to go back for more. One of my favorite café owners in Montreal is Antoine, who runs Second Cup on de Maisonneuve with warmth and panache, greeting his regulars as though they were his closest friends. […]

Jujuy region alive with the sounds of silence: Humahuaca, Tilcara, Purmamarca
Travel

Jujuy region alive with the sounds of silence: Humahuaca, Tilcara, Purmamarca

BY: BARBARA MOSER & IRWIN BLOCK We left Salta, Argentina, to visit three northern villages in Jujuy province just south of the Bolivian border. We were advised by an English teacher we met in Salta to spend one night each in Humahuaca, Tilcara and Purmamarca, and that’s just what we […]

Hank Teav’s bakery, Yuki, offers the best rye bread in town, plus desserts to die for, Barbara Moser says. Photo: Barbara Moser
Food

Eat your way along Sherbrooke in Westmount

BY BARBARA MOSER To continue on our hungry way along Sherbrooke in N.D.G./Westmount to my favourite outdoor eateries, let’s begin with Yuki, a Japanese bakery and café with everything from take-out bento boxes to glorious layer cakes that look so splendid they would do nicely for a wedding! On their […]

Amy Newborn with Diego and Geordi.
Travel

Los Angeles: Travelling with Diego, the Malibu chihuahua. Viva la fiesta!

BY BARBARA MOSER I know we just had a column, penned by our travel scholar, Mark Medicoff, on travelling with dogs, but he didn’t have the pictures to prove it. This May, Irwin and I took a wonderful 10-day vacation to L.A. to visit my daughter Amy, her partner, Todd, […]

Hotel Salta
Travel

Argentina: Immerse yourself in the Salta the earth

BY: BARBARA MOSER & IRWIN BLOCK We left magnificent Iguazu Falls, straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil, feeling elated: Yes, life is a trip and our world in its natural splendour can be magnificent. We boarded the bus heading for Salta—in northwestern Argentina just below the Bolivian border and […]