How to Pick the Perfect Cocktail

How to Pick the Perfect Cocktail

Years ago, I memorized a few standard drink names. This gave me a way to have an answer at the ready when I went to a bar without a cocktail menu in sight. In my quest to discover cocktails, I had to figure out what I liked (tough!) and how to navigate ordering new...
A Weekend in the City – Day 1

A Weekend in the City – Day 1

Since I’ve been traveling so much, I decided to join my husband’s conference trip to New York City. I flew standby into the city on an 8am flight, so I beat Brian by a couple of hours. (It was a good thing I did, as my original flight got delayed by 2.5 hours. I...
Tasting Toronto

Tasting Toronto

Before our weekend came to a close, Jessica and I enjoyed one last dinner in Toronto at Kiin. After a day of wine tasting, we opted for these delicious mocktails. The Sweet Pea (front) was made with hibiscus water, seedlip garden, egg white, pineapple, lemon, simple...
A Weekend in the County – Day 2

A Weekend in the County – Day 2

On Sunday we woke up to weather nice enough for dining outdoors with this pretty view of the lake, and blankets in case we got chilly. On our way to some wineries (I know, I didn’t know Toronto had a wine region either), we stopped by MacCool’s Reuse which was chock...
A Weekend in the County – Day 1

A Weekend in the County – Day 1

Last weekend I flew into Toronto and drove up to Prince Edward County. Joining my best friend Jessica and her friend Emily (who lives in Toronto), we were celebrating Jessica’s birthday. We were shocked when we arrived at our bed and breakfast, At the Lake...
Bloghouse Scottsdale – Day 5

Bloghouse Scottsdale – Day 5

I was fortunate enough to have time for an additional night at the Andaz Scottsdale. This also allowed for a final familiarization tour with Experience Scottsdale (so this post is sponsored) before heading home. This Purple Power bowl with lightly brûléed bananas,...
Bloghouse Scottsdale – Day 4

Bloghouse Scottsdale – Day 4

My experience at Bloghouse Scottsdale has been quite the four-day journey. At the end of the first day I was so overwhelmed I wondered if I should just give up blogging altogether. Now, I am raring to go with a new niche, brand, and a to-do list a mile long. It’s been...

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