2017 Gift Guide

2017 Gift Guide

Ahh the holidays.  A time of celebrating loved ones and being thankful for what you have, while simultaneously being a time of stress, traveling, and lots of expenses! If you have a foodie or traveler on your list, you’re in luck, because I’ve put together...
Yuyo

Yuyo

I’m excited that we finally have a contemporary Peruvian restaurant thanks to Yuyo. Yuyo is focused on highlighting the diversity of Peruvian cuisine with menu options that include charcoal-grilled casual street food to elegantly prepared cebiches and seafood...
My Favorite Brunch Spots in Austin

My Favorite Brunch Spots in Austin

Brunch in Austin is one of my favorite pastimes. When it comes to brunch in Austin, you have to think about what you want to eat; do you want a gluttonous buffet? Mexican food to soak up a bad hangover? Great Spanish food? A carb-filled Italian feast? Fancy French...
Chicon Brunch

Chicon Brunch

The Chicon brunch is one of my favorites in Austin’s east side, and it’s managed by the team behind Contigo. They focus on locally sourced produce & meats and offer fresh-baked pastries & breads. It’s available Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00...
Be More Pacific

Be More Pacific

Finally–a new Austin restaurant that isn’t like any other concept (at the moment)–Be More Pacific is serving up Filipino food and inventive cocktails.  Once a food truck, Be More Pacific has now opened up a brick and mortar up north just off buzzy...
Paris City Guide

Paris City Guide

Ah, Paris.  The City of Light, or The City of Love–no matter what you want to call it, this magical and romantic city is one of my all time faves.  Rarely does a city that I have such high expectations for either meet them or exceed them, and Paris absolutely...
#Sweekend Fun with Sweet Leaf Tea

#Sweekend Fun with Sweet Leaf Tea

Earlier this summer I had the chance to partner up with Sweet Leaf ® Tea on their super fun #Sweekend campaign as a brand ambassador.  I remember trying Sweet Leaf Tea many years ago when I was in college and it was just a small Austin business.  Little did I know...

My First Experience Getting Botox

I recently decided to try out Botox as a means to take care of some fine lines and wrinkles that were starting to show permanently on my forehead, and to take care of the “elevens” between my eyebrows.  I was tired of looking like I was frowning or...
Tumahye Supper Club

Tumahye Supper Club

If you haven’t heard of TUMAHYE’s supper club, it’s because they’ve done a great job of cultivating interest and ticket sales far in advance of their monthly dinners.  I had a chance to attend their most recent supper club, held at Patika with...
My Name Is Joe

My Name Is Joe

My Name Is Joe airstream trailer opened in Austin back in February, much to the delight of downtowners that had grown accustomed to other coffee houses such as Caffe Medici, Houndstooth, and Starbucks.  I know I was ready for something a little different, and was...