Jetsetting

TAP Airlines Executive Class Cuisine | What to Expect

They say that once you turn left you never go right. We are not talking politics here either! I was heading home to the United States after two months in Europe. I had initially flown into Paris, then headed east by bus, train or plane. I ended up in Estonia and from there I flew… Continue reading TAP Airlines Executive Class Cuisine | What to Expect

Global Dining

Chef Brian Howard’s Sparrow + Wolf | Modern American Cuisine in Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- There are a handful of restaurants that I enjoy going back to in Las Vegas, for their inventive seasonal menus and extraordinary service. Sparrow + Wolf is on that list. The first time I dined here was soon after they first opened in the summer of 2017, and we were seated in… Continue reading Chef Brian Howard’s Sparrow + Wolf | Modern American Cuisine in Vegas’s Chinatown

Global Dining

EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- EDO Tapas had been on my restaurant radar for quite sometime before I walked into this swanky little Spanish wine restaurant in Chinatown. Many of my Vegas food friends had raved about EDO and I always enjoyed their original food truck 'Boqueria Street'. I am not sure what took me so long… Continue reading EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

Food Journals

For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

During this precarious year of 2020, our ideas of normality had shifted. The uncertainty of this year changed how we thought, dined and socialized on all levels. I know for myself it had slowed down my international travel but it bumped up my domestic travels- masked, social distancing and all. Fortunately, I reside in Las… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

Global Dining, Jetsetting

Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

Whether it be on my own or with friends, I sometimes go the extra mile with travel experiences. My lifelong friends and I were traveling through Egypt and we were spending a few days in Luxor. We had just finished an adventurous four day cruise up the Nile River that started in Aswan. Spending an… Continue reading Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

Global Dining

Dinner, Friends & Wolfgang Puck | Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

I have appreciated Chef Wolfgang Puck ever since he made his Los Angeles culinary introduction with Spago on Sunset, back in the 1980s. Thinking on those days, my friends and I would spend our whole 'part-time mall job paycheck' for dinners at upscale or trending restaurants. Spago was one of them and made a huge… Continue reading Dinner, Friends & Wolfgang Puck | Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

Food Journals

What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

My visit to Madrid was the last city on a two month European holiday, that lead me to thirteen countries. I spent four days in Madrid and it is a debate, but I may have saved the best country for last. Before stepping into Spain, I had already researched several restaurants that I wanted to… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

Las Vegas, Nevada - They say that the third time is a charm, meaning after the third time something is attempted, luck will prevail. That lucky rule did prevail one Sunday afternoon, after several years of attempting to sit inside the Tea Lounge at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas. It was for their afternoon… Continue reading The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

Global Dining

Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower Restaurant in London, England

The first time I saw the OXO Tower was a moment or two before I took the photo below. I was cruising down The Thames River and spotted the building that I had read about in my London book guides. It set in motion a curiosity to one day visit it and possibly dine at… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower Restaurant in London, England

Global Dining

RAS – Restaurant Aan De Stroom in Antwerp, Belgium | Serendipitous & Sumptuous

There is no such thing as a coincidence especially when it comes to a food seeker and glorious food. I came across RAS by "accident" but I do believe that it was meant for me to have landed at their doors when they opened for lunch at 11:00 AM. I was wandering around Antwerp, Belgium… Continue reading RAS – Restaurant Aan De Stroom in Antwerp, Belgium | Serendipitous & Sumptuous

Jetsetting

Oia, Greece – Those Magical Sunsets

I love the magic of Oia- the white stone homes overlooking the blue sea, the meandering  pathways that lead through the cliffside village and her magnificent sunsets. It is an incredible place to be but if I could do it over again (which I will), I would visit her differently. When we visited the island… Continue reading Oia, Greece – Those Magical Sunsets

Jetsetting, UNESCO

The Mythical Island of Delos – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

As we were taking a ferry across the Grecian Sea, my daughter who was 18 at the time said "No wonder people wrote stories about crossing the sea in Greece". I remember when she said that because I thought to myself "She's right!". The both of us looking out at the deep blue sea, riding… Continue reading The Mythical Island of Delos – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Global Dining

Aleria Restaurant in Athens – Table for one

"There are no reservations available!" I messaged my chef friend here in Las Vegas. For a couple of days I was trying to land online reservations for Aleria Restaurant in Athens after my friend, Chef Paras Shah, recommended it. I had been researching fine dining in Athens when Paras made the suggestion. After reading about… Continue reading Aleria Restaurant in Athens – Table for one

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Archaeological and UNESCO Sites of Athens, Greece

Tip: On your phone, download the app →Maps.me to navigate your way through any city.  It works offline, just download your maps prior when you have Wi-Fi! To list everything important to visit while in Athens would be a very long project. Plus what is "important" to one person, might not be of high priority… Continue reading Archaeological and UNESCO Sites of Athens, Greece