I must be crazy. Yep, that’s got to be it. It’s 17° in New York and I am standing in line an hour before the famous Dominique Ansel Bakery opens and for what? A donut? Nope! A croissant? Not quite! It’s the Cronut- a sweet, crispy, deliciously-filled fusion of the two that has swept the world by storm. It seems as though everyone has tried to come up with their own version of the Cronut, but as I’m sure we all have learned, nothing is as good as the original. Since the novelty has yet to wear off, I figured I would give it a try. Continue reading Is it Worth the Hype? My Review of New York’s Dominique Ansel Bakery and the Popular… Cronut!
New Orleans, Louisiana is a place I have always wanted to visit. Rich in culture, decadent food, and a lively atmosphere, it just can’t seem to be matched by any other city. Well, I was fortunate enough to go at the beginning of Mardi Gras this year and it was everything I thought it would be and more! Continue reading What to See, Eat, and Do While Letting the Good Times Roll in New Orleans!
Northern California is such a beautiful place to visit. Since the bf had to cover the NBA finals in Oakland, I decided to tag along and turn his work trip into a quick, weekend couple’s trip to Wine Country. 48 hours isn’t nearly enough time to see and do everything but here is how to try and make the most of it.
Day 1: Continue reading 48 Hours in Sonoma, CA
Forget white glove service and fancy white tablecloths. Forget perfection and luxury. Actually, forget just about everything you may be accustomed to when it comes to traditional afternoon tea, and what you are left with is quite possibly the best place for tea service in Chicago and definitely my fave. Continue reading Having Afternoon Tea in Chicago at The Allis: Soho House
Alright, I must say, I would have never guessed that Cleveland, Ohio has gems, but after a recent trip there, I’m pleased to say that I found a few!
I am obsessed with sweets! Unsurprisingly, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day because I’m able to satisfy my terrible sweet tooth before my day truly begins. My favorite thing about exploring a new city is finding a great breakfast spot and in Cleveland, I found Jack Flaps! The cozy, white brick interior was the perfect contrast to the urban, somewhat dilapidated street just steps away. With modest signage, this place is truly a hidden gem. The menu was right up my alley with sweet dishes on one side and savory on the other. Knowing myself, I knew exactly which side to choose. So many unique options including candied jalapeño “jackflaps”with salted caramel coffee crumble, limoncello “eggy bread” with black pepper basil syrup, and raspberry crisp Continue reading The Sweet Gems of… Cleveland, Ohio?
I will start this post off by saying the Waldorf Astoria Chicago is quite possibly my most favorite place on earth. Everything about this hotel reflects the utmost in beauty, elegance, and luxury. Following a world-class experience during my last stay for my birthday, I just knew I had to return for their new 2016 Afternoon Tea Series. Afternoon Tea might have my heart a smidge more than the fabulous Waldorf, so I couldn’t wait for my favorite girly activity. Continue reading An Afternoon Tea in Chicago at the Waldorf Astoria