Let’s Talk Croissants


I have developed a guilty pleasure. Correction. I am addicted to eating delicious, buttery, flaky, chocolate croissants. There are two great places near my house which makes it so easy to walk by (the exercise) to get one (the reward) with your morning coffee that gives its country of origin a run for their money. Continue reading “Let’s Talk Croissants”

The T Room At Forty Five Ten

SEE LARK! | Forty Five Ten

It was a quick but fulfilling trip back to my home state of Texas this past weekend.  I had the pleasure of catching up with some good friends at an intimate baby shower brunch in Dallas.  The venue was The T Room at Forty Five Ten.  Forty Five Ten is where I purchased my first investment piece of clothing and was excited to see how this designer boutique has transformed since its beginnings.  Other than offering high end pieces (think Lanvin and Dior) jewelry, and menswear, this place also has a little brunch/lunch place for people to mingle – a perfect venue for a shower.  Here are a few highlights of all the eye candy (food and fashion) that kept us there for 3+ hours. Continue reading “The T Room At Forty Five Ten”

DC Eats


I looked at the calendar and realized I have been living in DC for 10 years now and wonder if Texas has revoked my statehood card. Regardless, DC has really changed in that time span, including its taste palette. No longer do you have to go to New York or San Francisco for good food, DC eats are up there with the best of them. If you are planning a visit to our nation’s capital, here are a few of my favorites to check out.

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An Ode To Coffee


I never had a cup of coffee until after college, yes you heard me right, *after* college. Back in the day, I would frequent Sweet Eugene’s in College Station, TX  to study and grab a chocolate chip muffin and a glass of milk but never touched the java. Nowadays when I take that first sweet sip in the morning, I think how did I ever live without it? Oh coffee, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Continue reading “An Ode To Coffee”

Charleston Part Deux


My first trip to Charleston, South Carolina was for a friend’s wedding.  The visit was sweet but definitely too short.  Therefore, I was excited to return spending the weekend exploring the city.  This southern town is beautiful and rich in history, but did you know that it has also been consistently voted one of the top cities in the US and even one of the top destinations globally? Well, I can see why.  The city offers a wide variety of sights, activities, and delicious eats…here’s are a few highlights. Continue reading “Charleston Part Deux”

The Most Clever Kitchen Utensils


I am not a huge pizza fan but a recent trip to DC’s Menomale has made me a convert (at least for an authentic Neopolitan pizza). With a delicious meal comes a delicious surprise. Our pizzas came with our very own pizza cutter in the shape of scissors, a Scizza to be exact. I love the ergonomic design of the handles and the flat bottom spatula. Hallelujah! A way to cleanly cut a slice of pizza! I learned that the Scizza is made by an Australian company called Dreamfarm. Dreamfarm’s story begins by stating “‘We solve problems” and developing products based on its ability to answer one question – “Will this product solve a real problem that hasn’t been solved Continue reading “The Most Clever Kitchen Utensils”

Speak Easy To Me


[Den of Thieves / Awesome selection of cocktails and absolutely wonderful music]

I have been living in DC for almost 10 years and it’s amazing to see the city change since my arrival from the Lone Star State. People always say that New York and San Francisco has great food and drink, but I do believe that DC has some serious street cred in this category. Continue reading “Speak Easy To Me”

For The Love Of Tex-Mex


A visit back to Texas always means a chance to sample great food that is quite frankly not available anywhere else in the world.  I’m specifically thinking about Tex-Mex.  I have searched high-low for a good substitute for the past 10 years and have learned that it’s hard to find anything quite like it outside of the state.   Continue reading “For The Love Of Tex-Mex”

Cut It Out


I tried a new taqueria in my neighborhood called Chupacabra.  This place is no frills, all tacos (and other items) with outdoor dining only. Continue reading “Cut It Out”

Oui Weekend


[Le Diplomate Bar]

This past weekend, my adventures in DC had an unintentional Parisian flair. I had a chance to try new places in my current and old (and much missed) neighborhood. I started with a Friday night dinner at Le Grenier in the bustling H St. Corridor where the decor was beautifully ecletic and the food superbly delicious. Continue reading “Oui Weekend”