Napa Travel Guide

I have had the privilege of visiting this incredible California wine region a few times, and am always surprised and delighted by each new pocket of the Napa ecosystem that I am able to explore. From Yountville, to Healdsburg, to St Helena and beyond, there is truly something for everyone in this Northern California paradise….

In Their Shoes Interview

I was beyond thrilled (and humbled) when Sam Sawchuk, the author of In Their Shoes, reached out to me on Instagram. He had stumbled across my feed, and was interested in interviewing me about how I came to be a side hustling content creator. Even though my real secret is that I just do things that…

Homemade Pizza Dough

Let’s begin with an admission: I am a pizza lover. I could probably eat pizza every day of the week. Neapolitan, thin crust, toppings galore – you name it, and I’m on board. So naturally, as part of my eternal quest to find the best pizza, I figured that I should also try my hand…

April Reading List

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, and there are SO many good books on the market! There’s nothing quite like being able to sit outside on a park bench and enjoy a good book in the great outdoors of NYC. Admission: I’ve already dug into 4321, and it is beyond fantastic. Here is a…

Spring Bucket List

Another springtime, another bucket list. I’ve been making personal bucket lists each season for myself for the past two years, and housing them in the “notes” app in my phone so I can easily check items off as I complete them. This has served as such a great way for me to consolidate all of…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: March

It’s officially almost outdoor dining weather. Hallelujah! I’ll be writing an outdoor dining guide for NYC this spring, but in the meantime, I’ve been trying to sneak in as many new spots as I can in between travels this month. I’ve found myself gravitating towards cafe environments and smaller spaces, as trying to find a…

Food Blogs -What I Read

I always think it’s interesting to pick the brains of people within a particular industry about their industry, from an insider’s perspective. With the world of food blogs being as over-saturated as it is, it can be challenging to wade through the clutter and find something of substance. I read a lot of blogs about…

Travel Guide: Nashville, TN

People immediately think of honky-tonks and country music when Nashville comes up in conversation, but this city is far more than bright lights and a country twang. The food scene is amazing, and East Nashville could rival Brooklyn as a hipster central. I recommend getting off the beaten path of downtown while visiting and really…

A Gluten-Free Baking Experience

I’ve never been able to get on board with the gluten-free baking movement, as I find that the recipes are rife with substitutions that try to get around the flour, often at the expense of texture and taste. I feel the same way about meat substitutions, and tend to stay away from anything that imitates…

NYC’s Best Burgers

In my mind, there is nothing quite like a beefy, juicy burger. No matter how we may try to substitute or find an alternative, the real thing is truly a thing of beauty. In a city where burgers are offered at so many establishments, sometimes alongside sushi, alongside pasta, or alongside guacamole, these are the…

A Meditation Moment in NYC

One of the great discoveries of the summer for me was finding MNDFL, a thoughtfully designed meditation space just north of Washington Square Park. Meditation is something that I’ve always been interested in but only participated in intermittently. I say participate instead of practice, because I lacked a true understanding of what it meant to…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: February

The fourth installment of my now-monthly column, this is the skinny on my favorite NYC restaurants that I dined at this February. Read on for all of the juicy details.   Seven Point Espresso – I originally sought out this little Aussie cafe while visiting the nearby Brooklyn Museum, but have come back to the…