White Horse Tavern

The White Horse Tavern in Ouchy is my ‘local’ as they say, so it has been overdue to give it a test drive. I chose the Monday holiday to do so as the restaurants on the lake were quite jammed and a normal, Anglo pub just felt right and easy. It was nice, very clean,…

The 1040- Brussels

While it is my wish that no one has to stay at weakest link in the Sofitel portfolio, Sofitel Brussels Europe, the property surprisingly hosts an exceptional restaurant, The 1040. The restaurant came so highly recommended from the lovely bar staff of the same name that I just had to try and it and I…

Sofitel Europe – Brussels

I’m sharing a few snaps of this very standard hotel. The Hermes products were nice. The restaurant was phenomenal, but we will address this separately. The hotel itself was very average- not five star as noted. The service was abysmal. Housekeeping never came even though they offer a twice daily service. After asking for items…

Bar Boulud London

Bar Boulud at the Madarin Oriental in London has been on my ‘to-do’ list for nearly two years now and I finally had the chance for a visit recently. We were seated at a lovely, cozy corner booth for a late lunch, despite my making a reservation for the location in NYC. Whoops! Not to…

The Ampersand Hotel- London

Over a rainy birthday week, my mum and I spent the London portion of our British holiday at The Ampersand hotel in the vibrant South Kensington neighborhood of London. The grand building is conveniently located near the South Kensington tube stop, but not so near that you hear it. Perfection. The hotel interior design was…

Cantina Follie & L’Escale Trattoria

As soon as I realized that I was just down the road from Grand Hotel Tremezoo, it was pretty obvious that I’d need to be there in some capacity every day. One day it was a Michelin starred meal to celebrate a promotion, another day I’d simply broken a flip-flop or so my subconscious told…

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…

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…

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…

Merry Merry

Wishing everyone the brightest day during one of the best times of the year. Thanks for reading. ❤

Baking for Santa

“Santaaaaaa! I know him!!” – Elf It’s almost that tiiiiimmmmmeeeee… Let’s check back in with Chef J and see how she’s prepping for the big man. Auntie Mayhem might have a solid idea for the evening too… M&M:  Tell me about your sous chefs… Chef J: My sous chefs these days are like elves. They’re…

Big Pimpin’, Spreadin’ Cheese

I’m gonna say it’s a safe bet that by the time Santa gets to your house, he is going to be really over some cookies. He’s going to want salt, and protein, and probably a big glass of red to even him out. Why not make him a cheeseboard instead? Or if he does take…