Best Bake of Quarantine: Brown Butter and Toffee Cookies

Follow chef Rick Andrew Martinez and you have a glimpse of his quarantine adventures in Mexico that seem to be all cooking and sunsets. My kind of guy. He’s one of those fun chefs that Instagram matrixes the home chef’s creations following his recipes and day after day, story after story, were these Brown Butter…

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

A few weeks ago I received a text from a girlfriend asking if I could do two weeks in Australia with her on a whim. Andddd this is why we are friends! I told her my big vacation budget for the year had been spent. So, we settled on a long weekend in Cancun with…

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…

Unico 20 87

Recently, I returned from a long weekend at the beautiful, new-ish, all-inclusive resort, Unico 20 87.  I must admit, I wasn’t jazzed about the idea of going to Mexico. While I LOVE Mexico, there have just been so many murders and whatnot, I thought the Caribbean seemed like the more logical option. Also, I’m never…

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…

Hanging Out at Hotel San Cristobal

I spent my three gorgeous days at the Hotel San Cristobal strolling the beach, floating around reading in a pink inner tube, and sitting poolside Shazaming the hell out of a constant bad ass 1970’s surfer vibe playlist. It was true love. Like any tiny design hotel, I didn’t want to leave, so I took…

Hotel San Cristobal

In my never ending quest of taking romantic vacations by myself, you know I just had to parlay a long weekend in Todos Santos on the front end of a San Diego work trip. I had been reading about the Bunkhouse Group’s newest hotel, Hotel San Cristobal, in Todos Santos for months and became OBSESSED….

Little Loves: Foodie Edition

Tasty souvineers from travels near and far. Neighbors who bake you cookies when you’re sick. Mini Stroopwafelss just because they’re the size of a dollar coin. Oreo-mint martinis. Need I say more?

El Soñador

After my lackluster meal at Bravos, I was elated to find the gorgeous, El Sonador, also located in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta. The industrial chic mixology bar certainly felt like it was out of a much larger city. A nice chat with the GM, London-native, Alex, spilled that he and his mates really…

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…

Thompson East

After a particularly intense week of work, one of my lovely ladies and I decided to take the rest of the week and test drive the new Thompson Playa del Carmen. We meant to bat lashes and score two beds, but upon encountering a band of chic ladies working the front desk, we opted for…