Lifestyle Journalist

M. Astella Saw writes about travel, food, retail, design and trends in the lifestyle sectors. Contact me at m.astella.saw (at) gmail.com

Meals on Wheels

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Going beyond mystery-meat hotdogs, spruced-up food trucks offer new options for gourmets on the go. With a selection of locally sourced, artisanal and organic foods, mobile vending is on the move.
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Street Food

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Long appreciated in cities from Sri Lanka to Santiago, street food has tended to be the regretful snack of late-night last resort in the developed West. But with high-end retailers and Michelin-starred chefs now paying attention, street food is coming in from the cold.
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Co-opetition

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Forward-thinking food and beverage brands are increasingly coming together to eat, drink and be merry – and to run a profitable business along the way. Welcome to Co-opetition.
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The Gathering

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The internet and social networking have transformed the notion of community for the 21st century. However, 20- and 30-somethings weaned on the web are gathering offline for real-life connection and experiences.
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Insider Dealings

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Consumers are increasingly knowledgable about production methods and supply chains, and brands are increasingly lifting the veil to highlight their own. But where does the honest assessment of an item leave the brand froth that surrounds it?
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