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Exploring Real California Milk - #CAMilkTour

Exploring Real California Milk – #CAMilkTour

Hey guys..I know, it’s been a minute since we’ve last hung out. I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on the road exploring California this past month. Parts of the off the beaten interstate that, admittedly, wouldn’t have been placed on top of my getaway wish-list. Places where dairy princesses reign supreme and milk...
Las Vegas Weekend Guide - Refinery29

Las Vegas Weekend Guide – Refinery29

Let it be known: I never thought myself a Las Vegas kinda gal. In fact, the thought of the desert alone makes me melt into a little fair skinned puddle of SPF. Heat and I aren’t exactly friends, which is funny seeing I don’t own an Air Conditioner and my last three weekend getaways have...
Tiger's Blood Cocktail :: Inspired By Barton Springs

Tiger’s Blood Cocktail :: Inspired By Barton Springs

Oh summer! Ice cream trucks and water-side refreshment huts full of frozen treats and for me… one hot stuffy house where ice cubes, wet washcloths and an industrial-sized floor fan make a stand-in for proper air conditioning solutions. On that note: You’re fired “AC”. When the house burns hotter than the weather map claims,  it’s...
Hamilton Pool, Austin TX: Texas Caviar Recipe With Chorizo

Hamilton Pool, Austin TX: Texas Caviar Recipe With Chorizo

I’ve just recently returned from one wild-west of an adventure over in Austin TX. After spending a few days catching up with the fine peeps at the BlogHer Food conference and panel-chatting about turning your blog into a business, it was time to kick off my shoes and get to know the local side of...
BYOB: Koteli Reusable Shopping Bags

BYOB: Koteli Reusable Shopping Bags

I am guilty. Some days I am very guilty. I’m talking about the days when I forgot my reusable shopping bags in the car or in the kitchen drawer. The days I am then forced to pick between paper or plastic and then stuff said waste under my kitchen sink, reusing my mistakes as a...
Guest Post: Designer Jennifer Serafini // Local Root, Chicago

Guest Post: Designer Jennifer Serafini // Local Root, Chicago

Hello hello! I’m so excited to be guest posting on The Cuisinerd today. Kristin invited me to share one of my favorite spots to eat in Chicago. Today I want to introduce you to Local Root. It just opened up across the street from my apartment, which makes me SUPER happy because not only can...
The Urbanist Guide: San Diego

The Urbanist Guide: San Diego

I maintain a rather lovely long distance relationship with San Diego. In fact, this side fling has been going on for over a decade. I lived there while going to UCSD and to this day I still look forward to twice-annual bike rides along the beach, hiking in the Torrey Pines and getting my fix...
The Parker Palm Springs Style: Entertaining At Home

The Parker Palm Springs Style: Entertaining At Home

  Clearly I’m not ready to let go of Palm Springs just yet and with summer entertaining right around the corner I’ve decided to throw a little glam flair into my outdoor space. Is there anything more gorgeous than candy colored mid century wire furniture? Absolutely not. It’s a must, as is this croquet set....
The Parker Hotel, Palm Springs CA

The Parker Hotel, Palm Springs CA

Oh Palm Springs, you coy little city. How you effortlessly flirt your way into my life every spring. How you convince me that gold lame, muumuus and that second bottle of champagne were all good ideas. How you so kindly wave me in with your hundreds of white desert windmills and perfectly temperate pools… and...
Salt Lick BBQ: Austin, TX

Salt Lick BBQ: Austin, TX

Fact: If you visit Texas without eating proper BBQ…don’t bother visiting again. No really, it’s a felony. Okay, not really…but you probably already know this much – BBQ is life around those parts. Serious business people. BBQ POR VIDA on the real. Regardless of “I’m a better grill master thank you” arguments among neighbors, there...
Mo' MoVida: Melbourne Gets Spanish

Mo’ MoVida: Melbourne Gets Spanish

Over the last few years I’ve started to see a massive shift with the types of photos and souvenirs I collect while traveling. Food. It’s all about the food. What it looked like, what it tasted like, if there is a cookbook associated with it and if we can replicate the experience once we’re back...
Bodega Tapas Bar: Sydney

Bodega Tapas Bar: Sydney

Without question, my favorite meal while visiting Sydney was at Bodega Tapas Bar. The atmosphere is cheerful, young and completely off beat. Located on a quiet street in the posh and arty Surry Hills neighbourhood. Outside groups of people crowd on the sidewalk hoping to grab a seat. Inside you can see a playful comic...