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 […]
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 have 24 hours to kill in Miami, here’s a few suggestions around South Beach: Take a dip in the ocean along the 4 miles of beach. Kill two birds with one stone, grab brunch and watch a drag show at the same time at The Palace. Stroll along Ocean Drive to take in the weirdness and the entertainers. We stopped in at Ocean’s Ten and really enjoyed the band. They only have 2 stars on yelp, but it really […]
Bavaria may be the most beautiful place I’ve ever been on planet earth. Driving the winding roads, awestruck by nature, you can’t help but feel like you’ve traveled back in time. (See a video of what that experience is like here.) We stayed a night in the ancient Roman city of Füssen, and it felt like one of the most peaceful places in the world. It’s located right by Ludwig II’s castle, Neuschwanstein. The beautiful Romanesque Revival construction was meticulously planned out and […]
I ended up getting to spend a few more days in Frankfurt than I expected after my flight to Berlin was canceled. This city is amazing! So quaint and so contemporary at the same time. It’s the 5th largest city in Germany. I was honestly surprised by that, especially because Frankfurt is the major financial center of Europe–and it looks huge! There is so much to do if you find yourself in this beautiful place. Here are a few ideas: Walk […]