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Making Pan de Muerto at Capella Ixtapa

I love Día de los muertos not just because of all the colors and activities involved during this holiday, but also because of the traditional food enjoyed throughout the festivities.  A few weekends ago, the team at  Capella Ixtapa prepared our traditional Day of the Dead altars, and I got to spend some time in our kitchen with our […]

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Baked and Wired – A Georgetown Must!

There is certainly no shortage of coffee and cupcake shops in Washington, but one of my absolute favorites is a local gem in Georgetown known as Baked and Wired.  Sometimes you need that extra boost and on those days, my colleagues and I know exactly where to go.  Most visitors never notice the shop; located […]

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Discovering Soufriere, Saint Lucia

In the month of August, Saint Lucia celebrates the two most beautiful flower festivals in the Caribbean region.  The Feast of La Rose originated from the seven years that Saint Lucia was fought over by the British and The Feast of La Marguerite was named after the French who also fought for this island for seven […]

The new 55,000-seater National Stadium

A Visit To The New Singapore Sports Hub

Since it opened on 30 June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub was on my must-visit radar.  So, when I found out that The Singapore Selection was playing Juventus Football Club in a friendly match on 16 August 2014, I made it a point to buy tickets so that I could enjoy the new National Stadium, […]

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Mexico’s Doughnuts: Churros

When you think of Mexican desserts, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? In my case it’s Churros, sometimes referred to a Spanish donut. Churros are traditional Spanish desserts developed centuries ago by Spanish shepherds. Up high in the mountains, fresh baked goods were impossible to come by, so the indigenous nomadic […]

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Churros Mexicanos

  Cuando piensas en postres mexicanos, que es lo primero que se te viene a la mente? En mi caso son los Churros! Los Churros son postre tradicional Español creado hace siglos por pastores españoles. En lo alto de las montañas, productos recién horneados eran imposibles de conseguir, por lo que a la gente nómada […]

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Christian Waltmann Returns To Breidenbacher Hof As Front of House Manager

After spending a year in Sidney, Christian Waltmann, our former Assistant Front Office Manager at the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel, has returned as our Front of House Manager.  Reason enough for another interview, I thought.  As you know from previous posts on the Capella Blog, I love to get to know my colleagues a […]