Chef Spotlight | Mexico

Guadalajara is an unexpected destination for an avant garde restaurant, but this is one of the coolest restaurant spaces I’ve ever seen. Celebrity chef, Alfonso Cadena, teamed up with his brother, designer Ignacio Cadena, to create an art installation meets restaurant. With over 10,000 cast aluminum animal bones mounted on timber blocks, the effect is like a second skin covering the walls. The concept of Hueso (Spanish for ‘bone’) was inspired by Darwinism according to Chef Cadena. The neutral palette paired with lofty ceilings feels organic yet comfortable with its clean-cut canteen style tables for communal dining. The exterior is entirely covered by ceramic white tiles with an Aztec design also reflective in the earthenware dishes. The entire concept is incredibly unique and even cooler that it was conceived by two brothers.


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Coffee Buzz | Italy

Coffee is an integral part of my planning a trip. Trendy coffee shops tend to lead you to interesting neighborhoods that you might not…


Packing List | Carry On

It’s not always possible to get your favorite products in travel-size versions (and personally, I’m not a fan of using a ton of travel…


Travel Diary | Deep South

We recently went on a little tour of the South this summer. There’s something about the South that lures me in – the flavors…


Check In | Miami

I just returned from a trip to the ‘art deco playground’: Miami Beach. The Edition embodies so much of what Miami has to offer…


Art + Design | Spain

A hotel in Mallorca, Spain has dreamed up one of the coolest playgrounds in the world. Hotel Castel de Hams worked with A2Arquitectos to…


Bucket List | Australia

You’ve probably seen these images floating around on the web, but this Pepto Bismol pink lake really exists. Unique for its color and high…


Travel Diary | St Barth’s

My husband recently surprised me with a trip to St. Barth’s for my 30th birthday. Being a francophile who loves the beach, he figured St….


Packing List | Summer

School is almost out and we’re rapidly approaching the hot summer months. Here are some of the staples you’ll need for your summer…


Donut Digest | NOLA

New Orleans has a lot to offer in the food department and this donut shop on Magazine Street might be my all-time favorite. In…


Art + Design | Milan

If you haven’t already heard, Wes Anderson has created a bar in Milan and it’s exactly what you’d expect from the filmmaker. Bar Luce…


Style Guide | Nomad

I recently discovered a beautifully curated site called Nomad with a unique collection of goods from around the world. Inspired by their travels and…


Potent Potables | China

Innovative bar concepts are popping up all over the world and Shanghai has really hit the prohibition concept out of the park. Flask is…


Check In | Caribbean

The Playa Grande Beach Club is not real life. Designer, Celerie Kemble, opened this Dominican Republic resort…


Packing List | Spring

Spring is here! I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready to trade out my sweaters and scarves for swimsuits and skirts….



Mardi Gras season is in full swing and next week is Fat Tuesday (always 47 days prior to Easter Sunday) which is notoriously celebrated throughout…


Check In | Los Angeles

I’ll be heading to LA this month and I’m excited to check out the latest boutique hotel in the trendy Los Feliz neighborhood. Owner Dustin…


Bucket List | 2015

I always look forward to the travel magazine’s list of ‘hot places’ for the new year. T+L released their top 50 destinations and some…


Holiday Guide | 1st Class

The luxe gift guide for your jetsetter friends with expensive taste including leather monogrammed passport cases and Rodin luxury face oil…


Holiday Guide | The Foodie

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite things for all types of travelers. Here are my picks for the ‘foodie’ travelers in your…

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OTBP | Boquillas

On a recent trip to West Texas, we took a day trip across the border to the beautiful little town of Boquillas del Carmen,…


Pack My Bags | Fall Essentials

The weather is starting to change and I’m starting to dream of red-orange foliage, flannels and brisk mornings. I love traveling in the fall….


Donut Digest | Portland

Portland has a reputation for donuts, most notably the infamous Voodoo Doughnut, but there’s another shop in town garnering attention from…


Check In | NYC

There are a lot of hotels I love visiting, but there are few that I could actually live in. The Wythe Hotel is one…

Weekender Style | USA

Weekender Style | USA

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, fall fashion is in full swing. Although I will not be wearing sweaters or boots any…



Isla Mujeres isn’t quite as ‘off the beaten path’ as my last post, but it’s a beautiful retreat from the chaos of nearby Cancun….


Potent Potables | Los Angeles

Just off Hollywood Blvd in a historic 1900’s house, No Vacancy is like a time machine transporting you back to Old Hollywood. Every detail…


Art + Design | Cuba

I recently stumbled across the beautiful photography of Michael Eastman. The self-taught American photographer is known…


Pack My Bags | Essentials Pt. 2

There are certain items I’ve been traveling with for as long as I can remember. I covered a few of the essentials in my first edition…

The Weekender Travel // Check In | Italy

Check In | Italy

This is quite possibly the most futuristic, chic lodging in the world for mountain climbers. The Bivacco Gervasutti on the Italian side of the…

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Donut Digest | Atlanta

One man’s passion turned into one of ‘America’s Best Bakeries’ (and probably one of the hippest) in Atlanta, Georgia. Kamal Grant arrives at his shop,…


Chef Spotlight | Singapore

This is probably one of the coolest concepts I’ve ever seen for a restaurant. The White Rabbit is housed in a beautiful restored chapel…


Weekender Style | Spain

The espadrille could easily be one of the longest-living shoe in fashion history. Originating in Spain, the most primitive form of the jute shoe…


Art + Design | Hong Kong

One of my favorite travel photographers is designer Peggy Wong of bluepoolroad. Former Deputy Art Director for Martha Stewart, Wong…

The Weekender // Sweet Spot | NYC

Sweet Spot | New York City

I was definitely one of those people involved in the Cronut craze (mostly because of my love for all things dough) but with his…


Pack My Bags | Essentials

The Weekender “Packing List” is a mix of items: things you need when you’re there, souvenirs to bring back in your suitcase or products related…


Potent Potables | Chicago

The Violet Hour is hardly a secret anymore, but this Chicago speakeasy named after T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” has a concept I wish…


Check In | Panama

In my search for cement tile designs on Pinterest, I keep running across these images of the American Trade Hotel in Panama. A collaboration…


Bucket List | India

Lamayuru monastery is the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh region of India. It sits on a steep mountain between Bodhkharbu and…


Art & Design | UK

The best part of traveling is discovering new and exciting art, architecture, and food. Sculptor Matthew Simmonds has two out of…


Coffee Buzz | Montreal

Coffee culture is alive and well in Montreal. Here are 5 shops to check out on your next trip to the French Canadian city…

The Weekender // Donut Digest | New York City

Donut Digest | New York City

One thing that all cultures share is a love for donuts. I have a particular interest in the topic since as I’ve been a…

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Adventouring | France

I love exploring a new city by foot or navigating the public transit with locals, but there’s something very liberating about touring a new…


Check In | Venice

I swore off hostels long ago (after a sleepless night with a drunk, snoring Spaniard) but Generator Venice  seems to redefine the image in…


‘OTBP’ | Boipeba

‘OTBP’ – off the beaten path. With all of the World Cup craze going on, I’ve been reminiscing about our trip to Brazil…


Chef Spotlight | Los Angeles

I’ve sampled a lot of Thai food in LA, but on my next trip Night + Market Song is at the top of my list. What started as a pop-up…


Instagrammable | Montreal

Instagram is one of the best sources of inspiration for an upcoming trip. I often find restaurants or shops to include in my recommendations…


Coffee Buzz | Austin

One of my favorite things to do in a new city is explore the cafés. I love coffee and there’s not a better way to experience local life…


Bucket List | Giraffe Manor

I’ve always wanted to go on a safari and this place is at the top of my list. It looks like something out of a fairytale…


Art & Design | Paris

With our trip to France just around the corner, I’ve been perusing one of my favorite Paris photography books, Paris in Color…

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