Dinner in the heart of Charleston // Gabrielle’s Fall Menu

Last week I had the pleasure of dinning under the stars in the heart of Charleston at Hotel Bennett’s restaurant Gabrielle. The weather was perfect, the conversation with some of my favorite Charlestonians was motivating, and the food was simply amazing. It was truly a memorable evening! Gabrielle, under the direction of Chef Michael Sichel, recently […]

Freshe Poke // Huger Street

Late last year a new restaurant opened on Huger Street. And thanks to its crisp white exterior and massive street-front windows, I couldn’t help but notice it every single day I’d drive pass. But what was less obvious to me was what exactly they were offering. Almost immediately after exterior renovations were complete, the name of the […]

Paladares // where to eat in Havana

There are two types of restaurants in Cuba: government-owned restaurants ..and paladares (or family-owned restaurants). While vacationing in Havana we tried to only dine at paladares so that we could get the most authentic experience as possible. But don’t get me wrong, a family-owned restaurant doesn’t mean you’re eating in someone’s kitchen. On the contrary, most […]

The one place you HAVE to eat at in Havana!

My absolute favorite meal during my time in Havana came while dining at La Guarida, a paladar! The restaurant is located in a massive multifamily building with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows and a few staircases that would make any architecture-lover swoon. The walls are covered in chipped paint, which may sound as if the building is unkept, […]

“I’ll take a Michelin star (or 2) for lunch, please…” // Chicago

Have you ever wanted to try a prestigious Michelin starred restaurant, but didn’t want to pay the hefty price tag that comes with it? If so, your best option is to try to get in for lunch! Although it will still be way more expensive than a Chick-fil-a sandwich combo, it can end up being […]

The Riverwalk bar worth stopping into // Chicago

A great view, a list of pretty much any type of wine/liquor you can think of, and great music….what more could you want on a summer day? If you plan on visiting the Riverwalk, make sure you make time to stop into City Winery! Not to be confused with their actual restaurant location on West Randolph, […]

The BEST restaurant in the world, no really // The French Laundry

There is no better feeling than being able to check something off of your bucket list! While on my latest trip to Napa, I did just that. I was finally able to dine at THE French Laundry. You know…that world famous restaurant that has received like every honor & accolade imaginable and takes months to get a […]

A quick bite in Napa // Buster’s BBQ

Running late for a tasting in Napa, specifically the town of Calistoga, I was starving and desperately in need of a quick bite to eat (because you should never do wine tastings on an empty stomach). It was then that I stumbled across Buster’s Southern BBQ, a quaint little restaurant on Foothill Boulevard, and decided […]

Sunday brunch + Gospel choir // Halls Chophouse of Charleston

If you’re in Charleston on a Sunday and you’re looking for a memorable brunch experience, Halls Chophouse is the place to be! Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, The Halls showcase a small, local Gospel choir that belt out soulful sounds and sing classic Southern hymns while they play the piano and shake the tambourine. […]

Spanish tapas + a killer view // Coqueta

Located to the immediate left of Pier 5 on the Embarcadero, is Coqueta, a small Spanish tapas restaurant that puts a modern twist on otherwise traditional dishes. It was recommended to us by a San Fran local, and I’m so glad we decided to try it one day during Happy Hour. We snagged a seat at the […]