The River Cafe

The River Cafe had long been on my bucket list of restaurants to try with so many famous chefs training there on simple, Italian food. After landing in my somewhat far flung location in Richmond and seeing this was just across the river and a quick walk, I decided I had to snag a seat,…

Coach & Horses Kew

When I found out that Chihuly was exhibiting in The Royal Botanic Kew Gardens for the first time in some 30 years, I instantly knew what I’d be doing for Memorial Day. The problem was Memorial Day is also a bank holiday in the UK, so every hotel was a fortune. That’s how I found…

Hotel Ambassador Nyon

Just to the north of Geneva is the tiny town of Nyon and one of the headquarters of my company. While on my last trip, I was treated to the privaledge of staying four nights at the new Hotel Ambassador. The hotel is perfectly located in the middle of the town, on the top of…

Violet Bakery

On Sunday morning, I took a leisurely stroll through the charming Columbia Road Flower Market. The wares were absolutely gorgeous and made me wished I lived in London among a house full of flowers, refreshed on the weekly. The only less-than-charming attribute were the merchants warning tourists they may be mugged at any moment and…

The Cocktail Trading Co. Brick Lane

One balmy evening, full of jetlag and in dire need to wake up for a Pharcyde concert, I strolled around Shoreditch in search of a cure. I found it pretty instantly at The Cocktail Trading Co. in Shoreditch. The window open to the street featured a dino head AND peacock feathers, so I knew it…

Cecconi’s Shoreditch

Tucked off of the lobby of Redchurch Townhouse in Shoreditch is London’s second outpost of Cecconi’s. I’d visited the Miami outpost once and wasn’t wowed by it, but the prospect of room service Neapolitan pizza was very intriguing. I’d actually made a reservation for their “Sunday Feast” where they turn the bar into a buffet…

Redchurch Townhouse

Last weekend I was lucky enough to stay at the charming Redchurch Townhouse in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London. This was my first time staying at a Soho House property so I wasn’t sure if it would totally be my vibe or not, but after reading about the property opening and snagging a killer deal,…

Ina’s Pork Tenderloin

I made a nice pre-second-to-last-GoT episode dinner on Sunday basically because I needed an occasion to cook Ina Garten’s pork tenderloin recipe. (Oh, and a get-rid-of-all-the-veggies (and bacon) sweet potato hash). Nom. So, Ina suggest serenading (marinating) the tenderloins for 3-24 hours. I’m an overachiever and opted for 32 hours and it was just delightful….

Feeling Salty? Air Fryer Pretzel Bites

Ok, so I actually do understand that the intention of having an Air Fryer is not use less oil and blah blah blah…But… PRETZELS. Hardly the healthiest recipe, but I was so curious at the apparent ease of this, I just had to give it a try. Full disclosure: your kitchen may end up looking…

Funk Food: Take Out Level Stir Fry at Home

The other night, after a really long work day, I decided to cook for company at the last minute. I figured a stir fry would be easy and fairly quick so I just bought all the seemingly relevant items and went to town. I promised myself I’d give it a quick Goog and just commit…

NYT Bad Day Pasta

There is a legit NYT pasta recipe called “Bad Day Pasta” by the charming Alison Roman. Watch the 10 minute video and I’m sure you’ll be ready for a bad day too. My favorite line, “these red pepper flakes are from Italy, is that annoying?” Naw, girl you’re good. Just a little jealous over here….

Zucchini Carbonara

Sometimes you come home from a couple weeks of travel and eat a pizza and sometimes you make Paleo recipes like this Zucchini Carbonara. I was very skeptical of this, but my love of all foods Italian and my need for my pants to fit are at a constant battle, so it seemed worth a…