Wedgwood Edinburgh

Let’s jump back to Edinburgh for a meal or two and discuss how wonderful the “Wee Tour of Scotland” menu was at the Wedgwood in Edinburgh. This gem continues to win all sorts of awards for service and dining and the experience that I had certainly delivered on both. From the charmingly sarcastic hostesses, to…

Bob Bob Ricard

What’s worse than anxiously awaiting snow-maggeden 2018 round two? Eating egg whites during a snow storm. It should be all mac and cheese and vino, but in (hopeful) preparation for this weekend’s black tie, it’s all carbless sadness. Instead, let’s reminisce back to meals of better days, the last great London meal of Bob Bob…

Ya’ Win Some, Ya’ Dim Sum

Let’s take a break from the Euro travels of the last few weeks to focus on something closer to home – the annual sibs’ night out in downtown Raleigh! Always a good time, full of family gossip, and never dull, this year was no exception. This year we started at Fox’s Liquor Lounge which was…

Best Regift Ever: 353 Degrees North

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope that everyone had a safe and charming holiday, surrounded by loved ones. As usual, lots of travel in my end of the world, this time to see some far-flung extended family. We went out to dinner, so I don’t even have one, tiny little recipe to share with you this year. Though,…

Ubud Adventures

Ubud definitely out perfomred the Canggu and Seminyak areas for us. We out performed as well. Feels like we did so much in the four days we had there. Here’s a glimpse in photos. Day 1:¬† I was riding solo as my diseased friend stayed back at Origin to sleep and take a bath. My…

Seminyak & Canggu

After a year of planning, somehow Bali has already come and gone! Hope that you’re in the mood for wanderlust porn, because I have about a billion photos. Let’s start from the beginning: Virgin America: cool looking planes. But dirty. And cold. No snacks. EVA Airways:¬† standard long haul plane set up. Not totally full..bonus!…

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….