Global Dining

Esther’s Kitchen – Chef James Trees | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

Chef James Trees is one of our favorite chefs here in Las Vegas, and he has opened up several outstanding restaurants- Esther's Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, and Ada's Wine Bar. All of them happen to be a few of my Vegas favorites, as well as my friends who love to dine. Esther's Kitchen was our… Continue reading Esther’s Kitchen – Chef James Trees | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

Jetsetting

Cathedrals and Churches of Venice | Discovering Italy

Italy has deep roots within the Roman Catholic religion, about 1,500 years deep. It is no wonder that this country is not short of its share of churches and cathedrals, which includes Venice. Throughout this city's 118 little Islands, the centuries old churches were mostly constructed during Venice's period of profound wealth. The city's religious… Continue reading Cathedrals and Churches of Venice | Discovering Italy

Jetsetting

Doge’s Palace & the Bridge of Sighs | Discovering Venice, Italy

When I crossed the Bridge of Sighs over the Rio de Palazzo canal, and glanced through the stone lattice windows, I had comprehended why its name came to be. The Bridge of Sighs was not named after a romantic sentiment of gazing at the white limestone bridge, watching gondolas breeze by, and breathing a big… Continue reading Doge’s Palace & the Bridge of Sighs | Discovering Venice, Italy

Jetsetting

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

Peggy Guggenheim Museum The Peggy Guggenheim Collection was a favorite of mine while visiting Venice, I enjoyed everything about it. The collection of modern art is brilliant and housed inside the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th century palace on the Grand Canal. The whole museum scene is to be appreciated - the renovations made to… Continue reading The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

Jetsetting, UNESCO

The City of Verona, Italy | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the city of Verona was an exciting and terrific trip for my daughter and I. Our main reason for traveling to the city was to visit Juliet's house, visit the castle and walk the historic streets. What we left with was wonderful memories of an ancient city with a vibrant energy, significant sites, tasty… Continue reading The City of Verona, Italy | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

USA Travel

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

As a person who always had a fascination with art, design, antiques and landscape architecture, I was enthusiastic to visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I have traveled to Europe many times over, studying and admiring the craftmanship of centuries of architectural styles and walking through lush extravagant gardens. I was looking forward to see… Continue reading Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

U.S. National Parks, USA Travel

The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia – State Historic Park | Exploring Los Angeles, California

The first time I read about Watts Towers I was in grade school and living in Glendale, which is a suburb of Los Angeles. Even at a young age, I was intrigued by this public art work display and the artist behind it, Simon Rodia. Although I am not an artist, I have always had… Continue reading The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia – State Historic Park | Exploring Los Angeles, California

Global Dining

A Taste of Spring Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier, Carmelo Messina | Tuscany Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada

Fine dining in Las Vegas has always been a favorite past time of mine, especially when it is a multiple coursed dinner with wine pairing. It gets even better when dinner is hosted by a Master Sommelier as he discusses each wine, the regions of which they came, and how to taste the food with… Continue reading A Taste of Spring Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier, Carmelo Messina | Tuscany Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada

Food Journals

What I ate in ITALY – Noshing in Venice, Milan and Verona

DELIZIOSO! While in Italy, I had a brief tasting of the food offered in the Northern cities of Venice, Milan, and Verona. I understand there is more to authentic Italian food than what I ate, and have listed. That is why I am looking forward to more exploration of the food culture throughout the whole… Continue reading What I ate in ITALY – Noshing in Venice, Milan and Verona