Your next bucket list go-to destination: Bora Bora

Bora Bora simply equates to all of your tropical dreams come to life. Clear blue waters, sparkling white sand, and majestic bungalows at every turn. Over 4 million years ago the island was formed by a volcanic eruption. For a time, it was uninhabited and desolate, until people from the Tongan island came. They are believed…

Have No Fear, Delivery Is Here! #BombCyclone

As I am sure the snow has you scared from going out, don’t worry! Or maybe it’s just me #SoCalprobz. Anyway, some of NYC’s best restaurants have you covered with some of the coziest dishes around NYC. There is no need to brace the blizzard-like conditions when places like Osteria Morini, The Stanton Social, and SUGARCANE…

Workouts You Need to Try To Kick Off Your 2018 Fitness Resolutions

New year, new you, right? As fitness remains as a top resolution year after year, here are some of my personal favorite workout picks for you to check out to kick off your resolutions that you MAY actually hold yourself accountable to 🙂 Rumble Rumble fit a super fun, high-energy kickboxing class that will surely…

Top 5 NYC Brunch Spots

Juice & Java NYC: Located in the West Village, this cozy cafe features endless favorite from classic avo toast and lox to fresh fruit smoothies and juices to quinoa bowls and of course, java for those motivated by caffeine. Covina: All-day spot in the Park South Hotel is perfect when you’re craving pasta, pizza &…

7 Favorite Guilt-Free Snacks You Need to Try

Snacking has become a side hobby these days. Side hustle even. Well, if your stomach is a bottomless pit like mine then it might as well be a freakin’ full-time job. With all that said, guilt may inevitably come with your snacking habits but in all honesty, you should never ever ever EVER regret anything…

As Seen on TV! Apple Pie Spice Parfait

As someone with an undying sweet tooth, this is my all-time favorite healthy holiday recipe alternative to apple pie. It’s not quite apple pie but it sure resembles the smell and taste of it. Minus all the guilty. The recipe was actually adapted by a recipe I learned in Home Economics class back in middle…

Peanut Butta Smoothie Time

Okay so if you know me personally, you know I’m bananas over peanut butter..I love peanut butter anything and everything. Whether it’s crunchy or smooth, eaten straight out of the jar with a spoon, slathered on a piece of toast, blended into an acai bowl, or a peanut butter-flavored ice cream or protein bar, there’s…

Top 5 Favorite Bars for the Busy Bee #BusyBeeBars

  As someone who’s constantly on the run in between meetings, events, and traveling, nothing beats a solid protein bar to maintain satiated and up to speed with day-to-day tasks. Personally, I appreciate the convenience and immediate satisfaction, so I’m a TOTAL bar junkie..protein bars, granola bars..You name em, I love em. OH, and anything…

How to Pair Wine & Chocolate with Kendall-Jackson

With the holiday season in full swing, what could be more decadent and luxurious than the combination of wine and chocolate? I would love to share some Kendall-Jackson wine and chocolate pairings perfect for gathering with family or friends. For the record, regardless of the season, the time, rain or shine, it’s always time for…

Boston Guide: Bars, Coffee, and Everything in Between

Fast Facts: Happy Hour is against the law in Boston…(Umm farewell discounted Pinot Noir RIP) Boston is home to the very first chocolate factory in the States.. (Willy Wonka, is that you?) The first U.S. based subway was built in Boston (and to think it was in New York..) Fig Newton is named after a…

Got Coffee? Here’s Your NYC Guide to Complete Caffeination

Lower Manhattan Black Fox Coffee Airy cafe serving an eclectic American menu, including vegan options, plus coffee, wine & beer Gotan – Modern coffee shop featuring espresso drinks & daytime fare in a spacious, industrial-chic space Irving Fam Coffee Roasters – Hip local coffee house chain serving light eats & drinks made from house-roasted beans Kaffe La Colombe…

I’m All the Way Up: Must-Go Rooftops in NY from Manhattan to Brooklyn

Oh rooftop season! Honestly, it should be considered a designated season on its own if you ask me. Certainly can’t beat the heat without some fresh air and sweeping views of endless high-rises and skyscrapers (extra plus when the fiery sunset comes out to play). Local? Tourist? Either way, here is your guide to all…

Kalbasis Take Kauai: Travel Guide 101

Before I go into travel agent mode and provide you with a plethora of recommendations from coffee shops to scenic spots and dining options, here are a few fast fun facts about Kauai: Kauai also known as the “Garden Island” due to its white sandy beaches, tropical landscape,  and evergreen mountains Kauai is well over 6 million…

Staycations are the New Vacations: Experience Hyatt Centric Times Square

Staycations are the new vacations nowadays. Enjoying your neck of the woods from a tourist’s experience provides a whole newfound appreciation and insight and to your day-to-day environment. You realize people travel day in and day out and spend countless dollars to visit your city that you call home. That city for me is New…

Keep on Keepin’ on and Keepin’ Portland Weird

Here’s your quick 101 guide to Portland: Aesthetics on Point Mount Tabor Beacon Rock Multnomah Falls Silver Falls Oneonta Gorge Angel’s Rest Wahclella Falls Powells Books   Shop Til Ya Drop NW 23rd Street Hawthorne Square  Washington Square Pioneer Place Lloyd Center    Did Someone Say Coffee? Jim & Patty’s Coffee People See See’s   Sweets…

Tick, Tock, Tequila Time!

If you know me, you know that my fave alch is either red wine or tequila..Yes, I am an extremist. Anywho, with National Tequila right around the corner (ahem July 24th), Tequila Cazadores cocktail recipes for National Tequila Day. Or if you’re too lazy to concoct these concoctions yourself, scroll more to find out where…

Rockin’ Bottles and Bottle Rockin’ in Napa Valley: Bands, Booze, and Backstage with Fitz & The Tantrums, gnash, Arizona, and Michael Franti

Time to outgrow your typical music festival tendencies and enhance your experience with the premium edition — better known as Northern California’s five-year-old BottleRock Festival, featuring fine wine, hoppy beer, culinary arts, and great tunes at the Napa Valley Expo Center. This year’s headliners included Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, and Tom Petty along with performances…

Swing into Summer with Bagatelle’s Summer Dinner Menu

Everyone knows Bagatelle as the ultimate brunch spot. Actually, it’s more than just a brunch spot. It’s gold mine for party central. It’s a lifestyle. Big time finance guys droppin’ $25k on bottles, overly dressed brunch babes dancing on tables on a Sunday as if work the next day ceased to exist, and a staff…