Kimpton Seafire Resort

So you saw my sorta funky, sorta fab room, want a quick tour of the rest of the place? Thought so. Things to note: The water is literally see through. The pina colada was DAMN strong. Everyone was here for a wedding. I understand why. Lobby was totally Kimpton. The bungalows, I am obsessed with….

Big Easy Weekend

It was finally time to embark on a romantic vacation where there would not be a table of one. A long weekend in New Orleans was just the ticket with equal amounts of relaxing and exploring. Oh and of course eating. At the beginning of this trip, I thought I might come home and need…

Savoury Moments

Hurricane Matthew blew a VIP house guest into my world last weekend. And VIP house guests warrant VIP mornings. So, here’s what you’re going to do: Check for the NYT at least three times only to conclude that the category 4 hurricane took it on quite a journey instead of to your coffee table. Make…

Date Night

It’s Friday night… who’s ready for date night????!!! (Looks around empty apartment…) No one! Doesn’t matter. Life is short. Plus, the new John Legend single will have you conjuring romantic s$!t in your head in no time. Beautiful song. Beautiful album art. Life is good. Le sigh…

Cabo, Day Uno

On zero sleep, and dodging a hurricane, I rolled into Cabo right on schedule. First item of business was some decent food! Complimentary guacamole would be a solid start. Thanks, love. Followed by grilled octopus tacos…be still my heart. I checked into this superb room. Took in the view from the balcony. And changed for…

Nooks and Crannies

My new(ish) bachelorette pad is an English muffin. Full of all those delicious nooks and crannies. Sometimes, dripping in butter.

I’m Baaaaaackkkk

Hi guys! Was the hiatus long enough for you to miss me? I have so much to fill you in on… From the worst breakup of my life, to trips I never shared, and new recipe wins and losses vetted by Chrissy Tiegan herself. Also, I’ve made two moves! I cannot begin to describe how…

Gotta Lotta Crostata

I have been making Ina Garten’s Apple Crostata recipe for years now. YEARS. This was one of my first forays into how easy a flavorful crust can truly be (down with shortening!) and reaffirmed my constant need for sea salt in my desserts. In 2009, I was also quite happy to produce this recipe in…

Will You Be My Valentine?

So you’ve navigated through birthdays, the holidays, an anniversary, and now… Valentine’s Day. Does anyone REALLY like Valentine’s Day? While I love any holiday, I certainly am not one of those ladies who takes the holiday too seriously. Last year, I was out with a large group, spicing up Miami, and two of the betches…

Fiesta, Fiesta

I’m the kinda of gal who takes her travel seriously. Don’t invite me to your beach house. I WILL come. I’m also the kind of gal who has read travel books cover to cover as a little girl and now reads travel mags and blogs just for the sport of it. A girl needs to…