Other Grand Snacks in Grand Cayman

It wasn’t all tasting menus and drinks on the beach. I managed to eat a bevy of other thangs as well, because, well…what else was I to do? Because I’m just a dainty lady, these 15 things were my top favorites: Burrata at Ave. Holy crap, this was hands down the best burrata of my…

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…

RPM Italian

During four days in Chicago, I managed two trips to RPM Italian. How’s that for a review. On night one, the Gent and I had a delicious date night. The meal was so tasty that it prompted me to return before the Psychedelic Furs show to try the few things I’d failed to on night…

Nico Osteria

Playing tag along to the Gent’s meetings last week in Chicago was far too enjoyable. I saw lots of friends, but also kept a “treat yo’self” day for myself. The day started with a stroll down Michigan Avenue, reflecting on how much it’s changed and how much isn’t   there anymore. Less than enamored, I…

Legal Seafood

Recently, I was out and about in Boston for business. My dinner plans cancelled at the last minute and I found myself in an airport hotel in my less than favorite city. Hooray! I decided better than to eat a $30 salad at an airport Hilton and bust my arse over to Legal Seafood for…

Rivera del Rio

When you’re in Puerto Vallarta for just barely a day, you want something inexpensive and close enough to the airport. This is how I landed on the hotel, Rivera del Rio. The photos online showcased a funky, nine room house with claims that Elle and Vogue had done photo shoots there. At $79 ($79!), breakfast…

Bravos 

Menu reading may challenge travelling as a more frequent (and certainly more of a bargain) hobby. So, prior to embarking on my 24 hour Mexican jaunt, I scoured menus and resto reviews for the best possible experience. Collaborating with the concierge, I found myself at Bravos. Let me put it this way… I arrived 15…

Hills of Jalisco

One more time for the people in the back – it was my third Mexican jaunt this fall and I was beginning to get nervous the airport folks would think I was a drug mule. Thankfully, Mexico let me back in the beautiful country. I know this sounds mad, but recently, life has brought me a…

Cabo, Tres & Quattro

The last couple days have been a blur. A hurricane hit. No power. No water. The storm hit overnight. It was truly terrifying. Since sleep wasn’t an option, I stayed awake all night to enjoy the lightening show and guess when the balcony swing would crash through my door. Somehow it didn’t! Even prior to…

Cabo, Day Dos

The day began with my busted up beach bag warranting its own chair at breakfast. Hot date. Followed by far too much breakfast and a walk on the beach to burn it off. I kept getting hit by surprisingly large waves so it didn’t last too long. A day at the pool reading, drinking and…