Diner en Blanc : Can You Keep A Secret?

This past weekend, my husband celebrated a birthday and we had decided to do something different this year- A date sans kids, we hadn’t done that in a long time! I had registered for the Diner en Blanc Dallas event #CanYouKeepASecret? Have you heard of Diner en Blanc? If you Read More …

Silfra : Simplified Nordic Food at the ION Luxury Hotel in Iceland

Silfra is located on the “Golden Circle” route of Iceland inside the ION Adventure and Luxury hotel. The ION is a perfect base from which to explore Iceland’s rich heritage, hardy flora and fauna, and myriad opportunities for adventure. We were staying at the ION while hiking, chasing waterfalls and Read More …

Vegamót : A trendy Bistro Bar in Reykjavik

While shopping on Laugavegur, in the heart of Reykjavik we asked one of the young sales associates what her favorite restaurant in town was – She said Vegamot is where she goes with her friends for brunch or drinks and dinner with friends. So we decided to give it a try. After some Read More …

Rocambolesc : A Willy Wonka-esque Gelateria in Girona

We were visiting Girona, on a day trip from Barcelona. The Old Town of Girona is on the east bank of the river Onyar, with pedestrianized narrow streets surrounded by the old city walls. The Rambla, running parallel to the river, contains many street cafés and touristic restaurants. There are wonderful museums, Read More …

Five Sixty : Dinner with a view at the Reunion Tower

The grand dame of Dallas skyline views reopened as the GeO-Deck in fall 2013, after the original observation deck had been closed for several years for renovations. Inside the big sparkly ball, you will discover a delightful space with great interactive activities to acquaint you with the city – it’s Read More …

Piada : Italian Street Food and Tasty Tascas

I’m a sucker for anything Italian, pastas, pizzas .. wine .. vespas..trips to Italy.. Tiramisu.. who isn’t. We have been seeing the sign for this new Italian Street Food place in Frisco – Piada and have been waiting for it to open.  Piada is a flatbread of ancient traditions, thin and Read More …

Exploring Harwood with a Brunch stop at Saint Ann

With the impending rains and baseball game cancellation we had a free weekend for Mother’s day. We decided to step Outside Suburbia to explore our Dallas downtown – specifically the Harwood district of the Uptown, Dallas’ newest and fastest growing region. We love this area that is few minutes away Read More …

Mercat Bistro : Brunch and a day in the Dallas Design District

Our Day started with brunch at Mercat Bistro in Harwood District, its a cozy and romantic little French place hidden away in the hardwood District of uptown Dallas. It was a stormy few days in Dallas with a lot of rain and flooding, so it was still a little windy Read More …

Beverly Wilshire : My (very brief) Pretty Woman moment

For 25 years the Garry Marshall flick has been a rich part of the hotel’s history that many guests, near and far, have a special connection to. For me, it was and still is one of my favorite romantic comedies. Have you guessed the movie yet- Yes it is Pretty Read More …