Hawksmoor & Spitalfield’s Bar

While not exactly a secret with its half dozen-ish locations, the Hawksmoor has finally been discovered by yours truly. I was planning on just having a drink and nibble in the Spitalfield’s Bar after reading that the short rib croquettes were one of the best things to eat in London. Spoiler alert:  I returned the…

Eat the Mondrian London

Throughout my weekend at the Mondrian London, I managed to sneak in a meal or drink at all three of their charming establishments. Free breakfast (with a view of the Thames!) is always a bonus. The pretty lattes were delivered quickly from the yellow submarine bar to table. The breakfast was a buffet that was…

Mondrian London

You guys! I am getting old! It takes me a serious moment to recover from a long trip these days. I’ve been home a week and just today did the laundry from my trip. I’m finally back to buying vegetables, exercising, and writing to you gorgeous people. So, let me begin by telling you about…

The Outsider

The Outsider came recommended to me by my CEO as a great date spot, so you knew I was all over that. Doing romantic things alone always seems to be high on my to-do list. Lucky for me, it turns out to be a stone’s throw from my hotel and was open during a blizzard….

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….