Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego

In San Diego, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, whether you love fitness, the outdoors, beaches, partying, style, or eating well. There is always something happening throughout

Los Cabos’ Hacienda Encantada

Jetting off south of the border for my Mexican vacation was just what the doctor ordered. I booked one week at the gorgeous Hacienda Encantada Resort and Spa,

Go West, Young Woman, Go West!!!!!!

Go West, young woman, go West!!! The Western region of Abu Dhabi is probably one of the lesser celebrated regions of the United Arab Emirates.  Most first time

21c Museum Hotel and The Hive

Northwest Arkansas. An unexpected surprise of incredible art and refined country cooking. In my humble opinion, not very many people know Bentonville other than as Wal-Mart town. This

Las Vegas {In 3 Bites}

There's a saying that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  And while I might agree to play along in most instances, when it comes to sharing three

Love in Ubud, Bali

I’ve been a fan of the novel Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert for years.  Before knowing anything about the book, I assumed the “love” would take place

 

NYC Day Parties: With Soooul!

Photo Courtesy of Soul Summit Music The sun's gone warmer, the days a bit longer and it's that time of the year again: Day Party season!   I'm back with this edition of  NYC Day Parties: With Soooul!   Do you like your house music funky with a nice helping of soul?   How about a party in the park with DJs who are absolute legends in New York City nightlife?   If this sounds like how you would like to spend your summer afternoons, Read more »

Mezzing Around Cyprus

Undeniably, food is a significant part of any vacation and undisputedly, no gustatory trip to Cyprus would be complete without trying a mezze. Cyprus, the crown jewel of the Mediterranean, and often erroneously referred to as Greek’s little sister, specializes in the mezze. Mezze, which literally means small plates, is the Cypriot’s preferred way of “breaking bread” with friends and family. A Read more »

What You Taste When Your Eyes Can’t See: Dining in the Dark in the UAE

It is said that 80% of what we experience occurs through the visual channel and I believe that an overwhelming majority of us would maintain that the one sense we do not want to be deprived of, is our sight. Eating is understood to be a multi-sensory experience, with our eyes leading the way. According to research scientists and psychologists, our eyes see the food first, then tells our brain what Read more »

Who Knew?- Czech Out the Beer Capital of the World!!!

For anyone who knows my drinking proclivity, it has always been, champagne first, and all else follows. However, a visit to the beer drinking-est capital of the world-Prague, Czech Republic this past summer, warranted an adjustment to my usual drinking game. Although, I can’t claim to be a “cerveza-a-phile”, an aficionado of beers and ales, I have come to develop an increasing fondness for the Read more »

Dine Like a Raj During Ramadan (in the UAE)

It is the holiest month of the year (the 9th month of the Islamic calendar)- a time when devout Muslims are expected to rigidly reexamine the tenets of their faith and demonstrate their steadfastness to the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings by fasting from sunrise to sunset. For non-Muslims who visit Dubai, perchance, during this month, it can be an opportune time to experience the rich tapestry of Arabian Read more »

NYC Day Parties: Goin’ to church at Sundae Sermon

Leon and DJ Stormin'  Norman
Photo Courtesy of : DJ Stormin' Norman via Facebook On a wet but warm Sunday afternoon in St. Nicholas Park in Harlem, the Minster of Music, DJ Stormin’ Norman delivered a different type of Sundae Sermon.  It was the gospel according to house and   we went to "church".   There was singing, dancing and even a few amens! A free mini-festival in Harlem, Sundae Sermon is the brainchild of  DJ Stormin' Norman.  It's a house music revival for Read more »

A Pearl in the South African Winelands

It was John Keats, the 18th century English romantic poet, who remarked, “Give me books, wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody that I do not know.” These were my precise sentiments when I embarked on my first journey to the South African winelands in April. Pour me a glass of an aromatic, bold red, a fragrant rosé, or an elegant and floral white, then I’m Read more »

NYC Day Parties: ebb + flow’s Sunset Debauchery

Me old Day party season is here!  I’ve moved from San Diego to New York City and the sheer variety of day parties is breathtaking. To the secret parties on rooftops, raves on terraces, musical boat cruises, sexy pool parties and free concerts in the park; I’m giddy with the possibilities!  I've gone to many day parties but oddly enough never a boat party.  I think I was afraid of being sick or trapped Read more »

The French Connection in Istanbul

Having lived in Paris for two years, an obsession of mine is to seek out all things French when traveling, be it bistros, cafes, literary haunts, and/or vistas. It has been become a standard ritual of mine to sit in drinking establishments that writers frequented, to dine in restaurants where artists supped, to mull about in places that attracted the likes of the Mary Cassatt’s, Picasso’s, Oscar Read more »

Wonders of Croatia

Rafting on the Cetina river was extremely entertaining filled with numerous white water rapids and cold water fun. Brač is the beautiful island in the Adriatic Sea within Croatia, although the water was cold it was difficult not to immerse yourself in the tropical atmosphere. Krka National Park is a nature reserve with walking trails, waterfalls & castle ruins. Whether Read more »