Stuck in Santa Monica? Support these local restaurants from home or pick up curbside.

Over the years, I’ve spent many weeks (months even) calling LA “home.” There are so many small businesses that could use our support right now. Below is a list of a few of my favorite spots in Santa Monica who offer online and pick up options. We all have to eat, why not eat well…

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The Land of Those Who Face Water From A Cliff (aka San Diego)

San Diego, named for Diego de San Nicolás by the Spaniards, was the first spot visited by Europeans on the West Coast of the United States. As you probably already guessed, Native Americans had been there wayyyy before 1542–the Kumeyaay people to be exact. Kumeyaay translates to “those who face the water from a cliff.”…

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Jenny’s back in Chi!

I finally made it back to Chicago after moving around a year ago. It was good to be back! The weekend went by super fast, but I still got up to some trouble. Here’s what I did: Stayed at The Gwen (where they have a great bar and curling on their terrace) grabbed coffee at…

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The Dirty D

After years and years of visiting Detroit for work, I finally got the chance to give the Motor City a decent run through. I ate and drank so much deliciousness. Here’s what I got up to: Stay at the Aloft  Brunch at Grey Ghost Astro Coffee Walk around Corktown, see the old train station Drinks…

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Auckland

Y’all, New Zealand is one of the most remarkable places on earth. Stay tuned as I take you on a whirlwind tour of the North and South Island. Trust me, you’re gonna love it. I spent less than 24 hours in Auckland. For New Zealand, it’s a very urban area–the largest in the country to…

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A Day Trip to Weston, MO

Weston is a tiny little town, just outside Kansas City, Missouri. With a population of 1,641, it’s absolutely the kind of town where everyone knowns each other’s names. First, we stopped in at the Weston Red Barn Farm. You can pick apples, pet animals, and shop at their general store. Then we grabbed a bite…

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when the winter weather gets wacky in Chicago, you follow suit

Over the delightfully, yet disconcertingly warm Presidents’ Day weekend, I took a homemade and not entirely extensive cultural tour of the windy city. It started off in Chinatown, wound around Pilsen (a colorful Hispanic neighborhood nearby), downed a few German brewed pints, and ended up smack dab in the middle of what most consider highly…

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Cologne to Dortmund

Colonge is the 4th largest city in Germany and it was built atop Roman ruins. It’s located on either side of the Rhine River and is rather famous as the birthplace of Kolsch style beer. Cologne also boasts the most pubs per capita in the country. Lucky for us, it happened to be the first stop on…

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let me be your Pittsburgh tour guide (once again)

Are y’all ready for my Pittsburgh Guide No.2? (here’s number one in case you missed it a zillion years ago)  If you have a day to spend in the city, here are a few things to tickle your fancy (not to be confused with Fancy Ketchup–it’s Heinz only here folks!): Get a load of the Carnegie Museum of…

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Surprise Trip to San Francisco

My husband surprised me with a trip to San Francisco last weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. What better gift could a girl ask for?! Over the course of the weekend we ate, drank, and walked (51 miles) to our hearts’ content. We stayed at the Hotel Adagio. This little boutique feeling hotel is…

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