The second stop on my Denver 30th birthday road trip was Golden, Colorado. What an awesome little town! Most would say it’s known for being the home to Coors, but I’ll stick it to the Poor-Tasting-Beer-Man and tell you that it’s home to the sweet little brewery that proudly heralds the honor of being the 2nd biggest brewery in Golden–Golden City Brewery. The main street in the middle of this tiny western town is full of life and character. There’s […]
Happy belated birthday to me! I spent my 30th birthday celebrating with a quick road trip around Colorado. I started in Denver, stayed at the Aloft, ate kimchi fries at Stout Street Social right next door, took an uber to Linger to enjoy a few pints at the rooftop bar, and had an awesome paella dinner at El Five (that had an awesome view of the city).
Spain is such a beautiful and distinct country. It’s beautiful and dirty and covered in graffiti and good food. Although I was only there for a few days, I can’t wait to get back. It’s definitely the place to travel to with friends because it’s so chill. We all shared a really great Airbnb, with a great location. It had a shared rooftop with a hot tub and couches. This space was perfect for enjoying a bottle of wine and some […]
A New Orleans wedding is something everyone should experience. Last weekend, a dear friend got married in the St. Louis Cathedral in the middle of The French Quarter. It was beyond beautiful. Right after the ceremony, we all gathered in the streets paraded to the reception venue, The Riverview Room, with a marching band and police escort. Check out the video at the bottom of the post to see what I’m talking about. Here are a few suggestions of things to […]
I’ve been taking quick trips to LA lately. That makes my seafood craving belly very, very happy. Let me walk you through my usual hang outs. grab coffee at Dogtown then a light breakfast at Cora’s hang at the pool bar at Le Meridien stop by Venice Ale House for the best people watching enjoy some decent deals Herringbone‘s happy hour (the Jale Berry is great) rent a car and drive out to Topanga Canyon hit up the Malibu beaches — El Matador […]
I recently spent a few days in NYC. It’s always a good time. After taking the train in from Katonah, we plowed our way through Grand Central. I’ve been there a few times before, but I don’t think I’ve spent much time looking up. The Celestial Ceiling, finished in 1913, was accidentally painted backwards (switching the east and west). In 1945, the mural was entirely covered with boards made of cement and asbestos, painted with an updated, but still backwards, version […]
I found myself lucky enough to live in the path of totality of the solar eclipse that swept across the US last week. It was one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen. The lighting dimmed, the temperature dropped, and my skin crawled with excitement. Those few seconds, as the moon completely blocked the sun, ticked by slowly. I did my best to take a mental picture so I’d never forget what my eyes saw. The photos I captured […]
Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Chicago anymore. That’s right, folks. I made the move to Kansas City, MO. So far it’s been a blast with all the concerts, bike rides, breweries, farmers’ markets, and First Fridays. Get a feel for this mid-sized city as you scroll through the photos below. And if you’re already familiar with the area, give me tips on what to do there next. Cheers!
If you’ve been following me for the while, you know I make my way to Outerbanks in North Carolina every summer. This year was no different, aside from the giant unicorn pool float named Sparkles. See my other NC adventures here, here, here, here, and here.