Single Thread Farm & Inn

Located off the downtown Healdsburg square, sits one of my new favorite places to eat, sleep, discover, and to simply be inspired. By now you may have been or read one of the many stories - I like this one - about Single Thread Farm. I’ll try not to repeat what many articles have already…

A Few Days in Chicago

When you're spending a long no-kids weekend in Chicago and want a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood - close to Broadway shows, good eats, Magnificent Mile and the Art Institute of Chicago - I love the Langham. Located along the Chicago River, this modern yet comfortable hotel has just enough bells and whistles to keep you pampered but also not feeling…

David Barzelay, Lazy Bear

Congratulations David Barzelay of Lazy Bear Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2016 Well deserved. As some of you may already know, Lazy Bear is one of my top favorite places to eat... in the world. What do I love about this place? So many things, like their innovative dishes, complex flavors from the simplest ingredients, a…

12 Things to ❤️ at Mourad

Housed in one of my favorite downtown buildings, resides the beautiful Mourad. Aside from wanting to try Chef Lahlou's new Moroccan recipes, I also wanted to check out the interior. The images from magazines and through the windows always looked swoon-worthy. Martin and I, along with the best dining partners, reveled in an evening of…

Pink Zebra San Francisco

Pink Zebra 415.285.4926 | 3515 20th St., San Francisco, CA 94110 Why I Love This Place You can sit at the bar and chat with their wise sushi chef. They serve the most beautiful bioluminescent shrimp. The sushi chef is also the DJ. He plays Jamaican Ska, on vinyl! Where else can you have sea…

Dinner at the Lark Santa Barbara

Located in the historic Santa Barbara Fish Market building, the Lark is a must-see restaurant serving creative dishes with super-fresh ingredients as well as interesting cocktails. Adding to our rich experience,  the vibrant scene and passionate staff (especially our server Thalia). Here's what arrived at our table... My pick from the Handcrafted Cocktails menu was the Club Car…