LeslieYip

Freelance Writer for The Toronto Star & EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine.

Multimedia lifestyle journalist with immersive experience in traditional and digital platforms: more than 10 years in TV, 8 years in radio, plus 7 years in print, social media and digital. Level 2 Sommelier. Fully proficient in English and Chinese.

Toronto, Canada

Portfolio

Travel

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

Living like a Medici: Florence, Italy

Long before E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View and Frances Maye’s Under the Tuscan Sun made this part of Italy all the vogue, the Medici family was making Florence and the...

thestar.com

An insider's guide to shopping at markets in Provence | Toronto Star

PROVENCE, FRANCE-Many travellers to Provence long to visit the famous markets, but do they know how to pick the right one? There is at least one market in session somewhere in...

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

Secret Bay, Dominica

This hotel has no lobby, no restaurant and no spa, but it may be the most indulgent luxury hotel you can find in the Caribbean.

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

Cheval Blanc in St. Barts - an LVMH Resort

Anyone can own a Louis Vuitton bag, but that can hardly match the truly authentic and immersive LVMH experience at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, a hidden gem of luxury...

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Anguilla, British West Indies

Anguilla is regarded as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, and this resort is named after the art of cuisine. It is foodie heaven in tropical paradise...

Toronto Star

Visiting Pompeii: a revelatory experience

Royal Ontario Museum puts on a good show, but nothing matches a visit to the actual site.

Toronto Star

The Pleasures of Porto

Portugal's second largest city is famous for its wine, but it will also delight food-lovers. From Michelin-starred affairs to homemade delicacies, Porto delights the taste buds...

Toronto Star

Plane-spotting in Paradise

Some serious aerial gymnastics are required to reach Saba, St. Barts and St. Maarten, making them a top choice for aviation lovers.

thestar.com

Mexico, Querétaro: Touring the Wine and Cheese Route | Toronto Star

When it comes to food and drink in Mexico, most people think of cerveza and tacos, but, just two hours north of Mexico City, in the semi-desert state of Querétaro, lies a...

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

30 Hours in Copenhagen

Stopping over in Copenhagen? Here's how I managed to enjoy four memorable meals and rode a century-old roller coaster, all within my 30-hour stopover. Experiences reviewed...

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

La Villa Bonita

Review of La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation in Tepoztlan, Mexico, where you can shop at the local market and cook authentic Mexican dishes with renowned TV chef Ana Garcia.

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

Crude Oil Spa in Azerbaijan

Move over, Cleopatra. Milk baths are so... ancient Egypt. Take a hint from the elites in Baku, Azerbaijan, and go for a crude oil bath instead.

Food and Drink

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

Famille Hugel: Chopsticks' Favourite Wine

How do you pair French wines with Asian food? EliteGen editor Leslie Yip seeks answers from Etienne Hugel, a 12th-generation member of the venerable Famille Hugel winery in Alsace.

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

First Port of Call: Poring Port in Porto, Portugal

History and classification of port wines. How to serve port wines. Travel tips to Porto, Portugal, including transportation, accommodation and activities.

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

Bubble Up! From Vineyard to Bottle in Reims, France

An insider tour at harvest time in Reims, the de facto capital of champagne.

FASHION & BEAUTY

EliteGen Sing Tao Magazine

Channeling Coco: the inspiration behind Chanel Fine Jewelry

In a quest for the source of inspiration for Chanel’s high jewelry and watches, EliteGen editor Leslie Yip travelled to Paris to visit Coco Chanel’s private apartment.