Food Journals

What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

I have visited London time after time since 2009 and I am not done yet. In fact the UK is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. In over a decade, I have watched the food scene change and am excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips or… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in London – Part 3 – A Food Journal

England is not all about fish and chips or English fry-ups, although those are a couple of my favorite British meals. In over the last decade that I traveled to the United Kingdom, I noticed the food scene changing. It has excited me. I am not only a fan of their changing food scene of,… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 3 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

The Wild Plum Tea Room | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Tucked within the Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a little gem of place called The Wild Plum Tea Room. Locals had suggested this restaurant to me, thinking that I would enjoy it and they were correct. This dining experience was exactly what I was looking for during my day trip to Gatlinburg. It was… Continue reading The Wild Plum Tea Room | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Noshing in New York – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Manhattan, New York - You would assume that navigating New York City for food would be easy because there are restaurants everywhere. In actuality finding a place to eat in Manhattan can be overwhelming. New York is not short of historic, ethnic, trendy and fanciful restaurants. You would have to either live in New York… Continue reading Noshing in New York – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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Noshing in New York – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Manhattan, New York - Finding a place to eat in Manhattan can be a strategic affair since New York is not short of historic, inventive, trendy and fanciful restaurants. There are so many choices that it can become overwhelming. You would have to either live in New York for sometime or visit many times over… Continue reading Noshing in New York – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

The Box Tree Restaurant – An Award Winning Dining Experience | Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

The Box Tree Restaurant is an award winning fine dining experience in the heart of Ilkley, which is a small spa town in West Yorkshire, England. The cuisine served has a French base and is seasonal, so the menu creations change season to season. Over the decades The Box Tree has been awarded numerous awards… Continue reading The Box Tree Restaurant – An Award Winning Dining Experience | Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

Global Dining

The Grand Cafe | Minsk, Belarus

The Grand Café in Minsk, Belarus was so very grand! This luxurious and sumptuous restaurant was one of the most beautiful old world dining establishments of its kind, that I have been to in Eastern Europe. One of my other favorites was Gundel Restaurant in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. Minsk, Belarus - One of… Continue reading The Grand Cafe | Minsk, Belarus

Jetsetting

Tijuana “TJ”, Mexico | A Quick Trip Over the Border

It was not until I moved out of Los Angeles later in life, that I learned the only people who call Tijuana, "TJ", are those who grew up in California. When people asked me if I had ever been to Mexico, I would say "Yeah, TJ" and no one knew what I was saying. Not… Continue reading Tijuana “TJ”, Mexico | A Quick Trip Over the Border

Global Dining

The Bubble Room Restaurant | Captiva Island, Florida

It's Christmas all year round in Captiva, Florida! This little coastal island located off the Gulf of Mexico is my favorite place in all of Florida to visit. There are only a few places in the United States that I can say I feel at home and relaxed in. Both Sanibel and Captiva, Florida have… Continue reading The Bubble Room Restaurant | Captiva Island, Florida

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What I ate in MICHIGAN – A Food Journal

I love it when a long time friend asks me to come for a visit in another state that I have never visited. It is even better when she entices you with a concert and a state full of delicious food. Although I had been to several states in the Upper Midwest, I had never… Continue reading What I ate in MICHIGAN – A Food Journal

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Lunch Break at Harry Potter’s “Birthplace” | The Elephant House in Edinburgh, Scotland

The majestic and magical city of Edinburgh has been a favorite of mine for several years. Old Town was just as I had pictured it, the alluring medieval buildings paired with the haunting vibe of the Royal Mile, created many stirring stores in my mind. It was no wonder that Edinburgh became the "Birthplace" of… Continue reading Lunch Break at Harry Potter’s “Birthplace” | The Elephant House in Edinburgh, Scotland

Food Journals

What I ate in LOUISIANA – A Food Journal

I had spent almost a week in Louisiana while taking a road trip from Las Vegas to Florida. I had never been to this state before and found it very friendly, pleasant and slow paced. New Orleans was a fantastic city to visit that was full of beautiful architecture, deep culture and history, plus a… Continue reading What I ate in LOUISIANA – A Food Journal

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What I ate in NEW MEXICO | A Food Journal

New Mexico is one of my favorite Southwestern states to road trip through and I have done it many times in the last twenty years. Main Street America aka Highway 40 goes right though New Mexico, and parts of old Route 66 still exist in this state. The food scene in New Mexico is very… Continue reading What I ate in NEW MEXICO | A Food Journal

Global Dining

Zur Letzten Instanz | Berlin’s Oldest Restaurant

Over the couple decades of my gastronomical travels, I have been to many of the oldest eateries in Europe and the UK, including Rules of London, the Historic Sausage House in Regensburg and Botin in Madrid. All have been unique dining experiences, considering they were all the oldest in one way or another. On my… Continue reading Zur Letzten Instanz | Berlin’s Oldest Restaurant

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A Swanky Champagne Sunday Brunch Buffet | Biblioteka No 1 in Riga, Latvia

Vērmane Gardens is one of the prettiest public parks in the Baltics States and is located in the center of Riga, Latvia. It was one of my favorite places in the city and it made for a day of relaxing strolls, a canal boat ride and plenty of people watching while eating my bag of… Continue reading A Swanky Champagne Sunday Brunch Buffet | Biblioteka No 1 in Riga, Latvia

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A Perfect Lunch at Kolonade Wine Restaurant | Riga, Latvia

I had the most perfect chicken meatballs while lunching at Kolonade Restaurant in Riga, Latvia and it was totally unexpected. I was in the capital of Latvia and on my way to the city park, when I spotted a darling one-story columned house across the LAIMA clock. I thought the building looked interesting and realized that… Continue reading A Perfect Lunch at Kolonade Wine Restaurant | Riga, Latvia

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The Magnificent Mastro’s Ocean Club | Las Vegas, Nevada

Have you ever walked into the Shops at Crystals located on the Las Vegas Strip, saw the brown wooden cage like restaurant and thought "I want to eat in there"? I have many times but just never got around to doing so, until several nights ago. My friend decided to have a small birthday dinner… Continue reading The Magnificent Mastro’s Ocean Club | Las Vegas, Nevada

USA Travel

Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

As my sun sign is in Capricorn, an earth sign, I enjoy anything with a grounding nature. That is why I have a deep fondness for mountains, forests, vegetable dishes and gardens. One of my favorite things to do while traveling is visit a garden, if my schedule permits. This might have to do with… Continue reading Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

Jetsetting

Solo Traveling into SIWA OASIS, EGYPT

When I traveled to Siwa Oasis in October of 2019, I was traveling alone, an American female in her late 40s. I received a lot of different feedback when people saw video clips of me lost and trying to locate my hotel in a remote desert town, thirty miles from the Libyan border. The majority… Continue reading Solo Traveling into SIWA OASIS, EGYPT

Global Dining

Esther’s Kitchen | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

In the last several years that I have lived in Las Vegas, the Arts District has been undergoing a tasteful gentrification with luxury condominiums, art galleries, fun retro stores, and impressive dining establishments. Not many tourists know about this neighborhood, so us locals get to indulge in this up and coming Las Vegas area for… Continue reading Esther’s Kitchen | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District