Stuff I Ate in Durham

Durham’s charming nickname of the Dirty D doesn’t scream food scene. But it is a pretty good one. My gal pal and I ate every meal out in the downtown for two days. Here were the highlights. Friday Night’s Stop:  Pizzeria Toro. Buratta (shocking) and grilled peaches with pine nuts and crispy basil. Ricotta dumplings…

Unscripted Hotel Durham

“Live life unscripted,” the motto of the new Unscripted hotel in Durham, part of the Dream Hotel group. Having enjoyed the pool scene and restaurants many times over in Miami, I was super excited this was moving into the neighborhood. One of my fav travel partners and I decided a staycation was absolutely in order….

Stuff I Ate at Hotel San Cristobal

The Hotel San Cristobal was not only gorgeous, the sunsets spectacular, but the food was overwhelmingly wonderful. So much so that there was a chef party under the moonlight I so desperately wanted to crash. And everyone knows the ruin across the street full of chefs can’t be wrong. First order of business upon arriving…

Hanging Out at Hotel San Cristobal

I spent my three gorgeous days at the Hotel San Cristobal strolling the beach, floating around reading in a pink inner tube, and sitting poolside Shazaming the hell out of a constant bad ass 1970’s surfer vibe playlist. It was true love. Like any tiny design hotel, I didn’t want to leave, so I took…

Chef’s Counter at Avecita

After a delicious dinner the first night at Ave in the gorgeous Kimpton Seafire, I basically felt like family. Everyone at this restaurant was beyond wonderful and honestly every night I dined there (all but once) really solidified a memorable vacation experience. I don’t know if I was the first single lady to ever grace…

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….

Kimpton Seafire Digs

The theme of this blog is about to be romantic shit I planned that didn’t go as planned. 😉 Fresh off of my Zero George cooking class, I was headed into the dope beach vaca that the Gent and I had planned since January. What I didn’t plan on was taking it alone. <Eye roll…

Zero George Cooking Class

Because I’m romantic AF, I booked the for Gent and me, “the best new cooking class” in the world. He got real sick so I did what any classy broad would do and begged for a store credit.  One or my bff and lady loves, joined me do an absolutely fantastic evening of cheese balloons…

It’s Friday, I’m in Love…

..with Miami! While, I don’t regret moving away from the madness, I still subscribe that three days down there is the perfect cure for what ails you. Certainly, cured me of a brutal last couple of weeks. So I share with you, my little loves of the Magic City.. A good hotel. A cool room…

2016 Wrapped Up

“2016, playing dirty, not clean.” – Drake Elated this year is over, as just about everyone is it seems. Rather than dwell on the meme-worthy awfulness of the year, I decided to take a look back at the best bits. Solo-travel watercolour sunrises on Miami Beach. Some of my fav ladies enjoying a party at…

Motivational Monday

Short week, guys! Hope everyone is getting a jump start on the new year and diving into a personal project or two. Have a great week!

This is 34

Another year in the books lands me at “this is 34.” I suppose 34 feels about right. Old enough to have figured out who I am and smart enough not to make the same mistakes twice. Young enough to have so much to look forward to and plenty of time to improve life and make…