Category Archives: North America

72 Hours in Raleigh, North Carolina

Andrea at Moon and Lola In Raleigh, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, whether you are a fashionista, art addict, culinary buff, or wellness lover.  There are quite a few attractions and events that are happening throughout the year; not to mention the staple venues, lovely weather, and warm personality that makes the city so appealing. An ideal time to go is during the fall season, as the tree leaves take on the most Read more »

Postcard from Puerto Vallarta: Cuisine, Adventure and Paradise

IMG_3219 From the first moments of my arrival in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico--blanketed with the warm and balmy weather that served as the perfect haven from the wind and cold storm I had barely escaped back home--until my departure several days later, I was enthralled in a state of perpetual discovery and delight that cemented this tropical paradise as a destination that is brimming with life, luxury, adventure, Read more »

Art and Relaxation in Northwest Arkansas

crystal bridges The Hive doesn't disappoint with its refined country cooking. With a made to order breakfast of scrambled eggs, local corn grits and organic sausage, I took the very scenic and tranquil walk from my room at the luxury boutique 21c Museum Hotel to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. There is a park trail that goes for just under a mile directly from the hotel to the museum. It’s in Read more »

21c Museum Hotel and The Hive

Andrea Adams with 21c Museum Hotel GM. 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 is the birthplace of Sam Walton’s billion-dollar empire; a small town of 35,000 people where skyscrapers and traffic jams do not exist and downtown is a sprawling 1.5 square miles. Flying into the region’s airport Read more »

The Best Man Holiday, Toronto Just Got Even Sexier

Shopping in Toronto Toronto is a city well-known for  being the cultural and entertainment capital of Canada. But these past few months, the city has been on fire thanks to the sexy, all-star cast of The Best Man Holiday. Actors Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, and Melissa De Sousa have been in Toronto filming the sequel to the Read more »

Las Vegas {In 3 Bites}

set image 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 haute spots for creative, delectable and indulgent cuisine, I must opt out.  It's widely known that Vegas offers up some of the best dining around, and with so much variety, and a myriad of choices, I want to steer you to three favorites on the Vegas Read more »

Postcard from Savannah: A Southern Indulgence

savannah river street (Article repost from dmrfinefoods.blogspot.com)  For all of my love for cross-country and global travel, I have discovered just as many treasures close to home.  And the coastal town of Savannah, Georgia is one such treasure.  Steeped in Southern flair that includes decadent cuisine, the charm-laden River Street, the waters of Tybee Island, and much more, Savannah is a slice of Southern culture Read more »

5 Destinations for First Time Solo Travelers

costarica copy Nature Lover, Shopaholic, History Aficionado, Foodie or Spa Girl, which one are you? From eating your way around Singapore to exploring the beautiful cactus filled landscapes around Arizona, choosing a destination with activities to keep you busy, is easy to navigate and safe for travelers is the key to making the best decision for your first trip solo. Traveling solo can be an incredibly empowering Read more »

New York Fashion Week: Cushnie et Ochs

Cushnie et ochs thumb On Friday, Sept. 6th at 3:30pm, designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs debuted their Spring 2014 Ready to Wear Collection at Milk Studios in NYC for New York Fashion Week.   As Kelis's snarky song "Copy Cat" played, models including Karlie Kloss and Chanel Iman strutted the runway in billowy dresses, body con dresses with cut outs, bustiers, swimwear,etc.   Everything about the show was fabulous! Known Read more »

Positively Sideways: Exploring Great Wines in Santa Barbara County

Buttonwood copy One of the reasons why I love living in California is the easy access to high quality, affordable wines. Sure, there are a variety of great wine stores everywhere, but being able to tour a winery that produces incredible wine and meet winemakers that have a strong passion for what they do--- that is quite an experience! Ever since I saw the movie Sideways, I have been eager to visit the burgeoning Read more »