Super Model Project: Sweet Miso-Butter Cod and Snap Peas

On Saturday a lovely bottle of champagne found its way to my doorstep. It would have been wrong not to bring it in and keep it very close to me during these trying times, so that is exactly what I did. This probably explains why I never got around to plating the Sweet Miso-Butter Cod…

PSA: Supermodel Soup is Sauce

Public Service Announcement: if you’ve recently made Creamy Tomato Soup, you hopefully, are flipping nuts over it too. If you haven’t; do it. Well, I had a serving left after travel last week and tossed it around some Trader Joe’s arugala/parm ravioli. Brought sauce raviolis to a boil in a medium pan and reduced for…

The Hoxton Southwark

On a recent Saturday night stop in London, I decided to test drive The Hoxton Southwark after reading about it across multiple forums and hearing great things about other Hoxton locations. I would rate the experience as fine-ish, but would not return. The room was industrial chic and unfortunately wasn’t ready when I arrived at…

Kew Gardens

The reason for the stay in Richmond was, of course, to see the Kew gardens. The attraction was new to me and I was stoked to see the Chihuly installations that blew me away. Here’s a pictorial look into a mostly sunny afternoon of art, many steps, and the need for a pic-nic.

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…

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…

London Calling

London Calling, yes, I was there too… …and will be again in a week! I’ve been lucky enough to jaunt across the pond something like my six times this year.  Since I keep repeating my destination cities and am often asked for resto reccos, I thought what better than to share some travel favorites via…

El Farallon

I’m just back from a long Labor Day weekend in Cabo, one of the most naturally beautiful places that I’ve yet to see. I just love that place. Wish I lived a little more centrally so that it could be my “Miami.” Ya’ know, that 2 hour flight to get away from it all for…

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….

Bachelorette Mayhem! Pick Your Betches

Loversssss! Today is the day! Time to pick your top 5 for tonight’s ceremony! I’m travelling for work and will miss this week! And next week! Going in blind, kids. May the best betch win. Here’s the bracket in case you forgot to buy roses.  

Monday, I Don’t Care About You…

While Monday is probably the worst day for the Cure’s lyrics, it’s all we have today and I’m grossly behind on filling you in on all my little loves. Here are snaps of the past week (or two). Apologies that they are so booze-centric. I really have been quite healthy during the week. First on…

The One Cookie You MUST Make this Season

If you’re like me and having the most low key Christmas in the history of Christmases (just me and the ‘rents and far too much attention), it’s getting difficult to resist the urge to bake. The baking struggle was particularly aggressive as the push and pull of gingerbread vs sugar cookie is a tough battle….