Guide to Mexico City, Mexico

January 28, 2019

Walking in Polanco in the Guide to Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is a huge metropolis filled to the brim with nearly 20 million people. In a place this big, it’s probably no surprise that there something for everyone.

Brave the traffic in an Uber to explore a neighborhood with immaculate museums and tasting menus at high-end restaurants along tree-lined boulevards. Then, hop in the metro to explore another area with colorful markets, colonial buildings, and a collection of pulque bars.

No matter where you go, you’ll be surrounded by insanely good food, art, and culture. And, of course, masses and masses of people!

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2019 Food and Wine Resolutions

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Don’t you love the beginning of the year and all the promise it holds? After weeks of celebrations, wine, and cheese (so much cheese), life slows down enough for quiet reflection and thoughts for what is ahead.

Similar to last year, I’m focusing my New Year’s resolutions on food and wine. Here’s what I’m looking forward to drinking and eating in 2019!

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Guide to Seattle, Washington

December 20, 2018

Known as the birthplace of grunge rock and land of a booming tech industry, Seattle is a fun area to explore if you are into coffee, food, and fun. The city tows the line of being familiar and casual while also maintaining a modern and high-end vibe, which basically means there is something for everyone.

No matter what you do, you’ll enjoy views of the beautiful Pacific Northwest whether you are taking in the luscious green spaces or looking towards the waters of Puget Sound. Enjoy a long weekend here with your loved ones whether old or young!

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French Connections

December 17, 2018

Happy holidays to you!

Most evenings we’ve been enjoying a glass of wine in front of the Christmas tree but this past weekend we got dolled up for the fanciest holiday party of the season. We drank champagne to our heart’s content, enjoyed the delicious food, and were wowed by the beautifully decorated tree. It was a grand ole time.

Hope you too had a great weekend and have more festive fun planned ahead. In the meantime, here are some links for you to enjoy.

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Our Experience at the Le Méridien Bora Bora (Honest Review)

November 26, 2018

Want to take the best vacation of your life?

Then, save all your pennies for the Le Méridien resort in Bora Bora, Tahiti. The monsieur and I stayed there for five days about a year ago. It remains our best vacation to date and we’ve been to some pretty amazing places!

Located on an islet opposite of Mount Otemanu, this luxury hotel offers endless opportunities to bask in the French Polynesian sun, splash about in the bright blue water, and relax yourself into utter bliss.

Tahiti is paradise but this place on Bora Bora is a slice of heaven on earth. I’ll be sharing our experience with honest details on the room and amenities, restaurants, activities, and service.

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Minimalist Kitchen Essentials on a Budget

November 19, 2018

Back when I was on a tight budget, it really bugged me when bloggers would list their essential items and the prices were totally out of reach. How can you shell out a few hundred dollars for one item when it’s almost half your paycheck?

When I posted my minimalist kitchen essentials a while back, I realized that I’d become that blogger and so I quickly started working on this post. All the items are from Target since it’s an affordable big box store with locations all over the US.

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4 Affordable Trader Joe’s Wines for Thanksgiving

November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving is notoriously known as a tough meal for wine pairing. You basically need an easy drinking crowdpleaser that complements all the flavors of fall. But where to find that? Look no further than your local Trader Joe’s!

These four wines are perfect for Turkey Day. They are fun, fruity, and on the lighter side so they overpower your fave dishes. Plus, each bottle is under $10 so buying wine for everyone won’t break the bank!

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Guide to Portland, Oregon

November 8, 2018

Society Hotel Room View in Guide to Portland, Oregon

Portland is a big city with a small town feel and a great deal of pride for being home of the weird. Spend a long weekend exploring the funky neighborhoods and enjoying the laidback atmosphere. Go if you love beer, go if you love rain, or go just for fun and you’ll find yourself falling in love with this quirky place.

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French Connections

November 5, 2018

Aren’t lazy Sundays the best? I spent yesterday cooking up a storm, organizing things around the house, and reading all our back issues of Bon Appétit.

It was a great way to reset after a long week of work and the wonderful intensity of the Fall 10×10 Style Challenge. Anyhow, enjoy these links on wining, dining, and styling!

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2018 Fall 10×10 Challenge: Outfits and Recap

November 1, 2018

Et voilà! The Fall 10×10 Challenge has finished and I’m back to recap the experience.

It was super fun participating in the challenge. While I enjoyed putting together outfits and challenging my personal style, the best part was following along with the community and connecting with other like-minded souls. I was also surprised that my biggest take-away was not style related (more on that below).

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Wine Field Trip to Helen’s Wine

October 29, 2018

Have you ever been on a wine field trip?

A wine field trip is when you venture off to a special destination to take part in fun wine-based activities.

My wine bestie Madeline and I have been obsessed with Helen Johannesen ever since she launched her Wine Face podcast. We wanted to see all of her fave bottles in real life so we went to Helen’s Wines in Los Angeles.

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2018 Fall 10×10 Challenge: Items and Approach

October 22, 2018

Today marks the first day of the Fall 10×10 Challenge!

This is a style challenge where you create 10 outfits from 10 pieces that you wear over the course of 10 days. It’s a fun way to get creative with your clothes and take a minimalist wardrobe for a spin.

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Awesome Podcast for Wine Lovers

October 18, 2018

Podcasts are a way of life. Since you may be looking for a new one to try out, I’d like to suggest Wine Face. It’s fun podcast about wine with Helen Johannesen from Helen’s Wines in Los Angeles.

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Guide to Stockholm, Sweden

October 8, 2018

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and is set along (and within) the coast of the eastern side of the country. Made up of 14 different islands, most of it’s neighborhoods are walkable and the city is fairly easy to navigate thanks to an organized metro system.

This Nordic metropolis represents the best of Sweden with its blonde beauties, progressive vibes, and polite-yet-genuine kindness. There is never a dull moment with museums galore, a hot Scandinavian cuisine scene, modern design and architecture around every corner, and a hearty drinking culture. It’s one of my favorite places in the world!

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