Macaron & Mayhem Guide: Marfa, TX

Keep in mind Marfa is a tiny town of just a few thousand people. Some locals I spoke to made mention that travel magazines have overly written up the town to be larger than it is and I’d have to agree. Still, a lovely trip, but here are a few tips to keep you on…

Cochineal Marfa

Valentine’s Day is over (boo). So, let’s get back to Marfa (yay!). Can we go back to Marfa? Maybe with someone handsome to share a teepee with and dine under the stars at Cochineal? Nothing too specific… Cochineal came recommended, not as highly as Stellina, but still decently much so by a number of Marfians…

Stellina Marfa

My first night in Marfa, it was rather apparent there were not many a restaurant – especially open ones. Lucky for me, Stellina was one such with unlocked doors. Eager to return to my Dutch tub at El Cosmico, I test drove the joint for an early dinner. The glowing blue restaurant was already a…

Do Your Thing Coffee

After years of thinking about it, it was finally time for my Marfa adventure!! A 2:30AM wake-up call, two flights, world’s worst car rental counter, and a 2.5 hour drive through the Davis mountains punctuated with a border control checkpoint….I was in Marfa! Two protein bars in 12 hours was not cutting it. I needed…

Geraldine’s

The last night in Austin was spent in Geraldine’s in the Kimpton hotel in Austin. The restaurant vibe was…fine… but the bar was weird as hellllll. What should have been a nice restaurant bar, was like 4-5 deep with everyone staying at the hotel. So strange, but made for a wild vibe! The wine was…

Midnight Cowboy

On a rainy Saturday night in Austin, I was told there was a surprize “activity” awaiting me. It was then conveyed that the activity was a mixology class. Maybe… So fun! It wasn’t a class at all, but a trip to the Midnight Cowboy, an absolutely stupdendous speakeasy. (And best bar name ever). To be…

Arlo Grey

The first night in Austin was dinner at the ever-so-chic hotel, The Line. Oh yeah. And I stayed there- review coming soon. The restaurant is called Arlo Grey which sounds like a Southern baby name, but is really the concept of top chef winner, Kristen Kish. How chic is the signage? This was the clear…

Perla’s Austin

Howdy partners! After a very long few days in San Antonio and then a sort of long, sort of…. storied Mega Bus ride to Austin, I decided I deserved the loveliest of lunches. Perla’s on South Congress, it had to be. Doesn’t hurt that it’s next door to one of my favorite boutiques, By George….

Biga on the Banks

After touring a number of event spaces and restaurants for a couple events I was planning in San Antonio, all roads pointed to Biga on the Banks. My colleague and I loved the space, vibe, and planner. We decided it was in everyone’s best interest if we had a nice dinner. First up, we tried…

La Panaderia

Never much for boring hotel grub, I opted to seek out some local flavor, starting with brekky at La Panaderia in San Antonio. I’d read their menu online and had pre-selected an egg white avocado combo that sounded delightful. I didn’t realize I’d have to have the self control to walk past a wall of…

Le Sâotico

Our last night in Paris, we had dinner with my girlfriend and her mum at a restaurant conveniently located down the street from our hotel in the 2nd arr. My friend is gluten free and found the joint on some gluten free angel app that she has. After making the reservation, I followed them on…

2019 or Bust!

Happy last day of 2018, dear friends! I am that nerd who is totally enamored with new years. I love that there is a solid line drawn in the sand to reset and make a conscious effort to restart and be better. I love the actual evening of – getting all gussied up to be…