Paris Travel Guide: The Non Tourist Way to Stay, Eat & Drink in the City of Love

As I’ve shared here in the past, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in France during college, which resulted in Paris forever holding a special place in my heart. My never-ending love affair with the city and be it any and all things French has never wavered. I’ve been back several times since college but this recent trip was a tad different. I didn’t stay in a beautiful tiny apartment or in an off-the-beaten path ...

NYC’s 10 Outdoor Spots to Hydrate At Now

Given that I’ve spent a whopping 4 days in NYC this past month and averaged about the same the whole year so far, I’ve decided to make myself a little summer in NYC bucket list of sorts. First up, my ten favorite outdoor watering holes … I’ve got my priorities straight don’t you think?   I’ve come to realize that I enjoy spending as much time outside when I’m here as I possibly can. I’ll ...

A few nights in The Cotswolds at Thyme

Last summer my friend Melanie and I hopped on a train to escape the dreary weather in London and headed for the Cotswold’s. It was my first time to visit (pop back over here to read all about that trip!) but I fell in love with the English countryside.  To say I was eager to get back out is nothing short of an understatement.  During this recent visit I took my mom along to experience ...

Two nights in: London’s Jumeirah Grosvenor Suites

One of the most beautiful places in London is Hyde Park. Being a girl from New York I thoroughly enjoy spending time in any park that’s situated nicely right in the middle of a big, bustling city, it’s a tranquil escape. A way to wind down and relax amidst the hustle.  A good morning run through the park is one of the most wonderful ways to start a day in London. When I headed back ...

The pre-beach checklist

I’m off for an actual personal trip this week to celebrate one of my favorite people’s bachelorette party weekends down in Miami. It’s been a little while since I’ve been back but I can tell you right now that I can’t wait to put my feet in the sand and sit on the beach with a drink in my hand. We’ll be staying at the Edition, a personal favorite of mine, while hitting up all of ...

Hitting Reset with Market.Kitchen.Table.

After nearly a month in Europe of practically eating my way through Paris, London and Ireland I needed to hit reset upon returning back to the states. While I like to think that I have some self control, I needed to enlist a bit of help to get me back on track. I tend to be the person who says screw it I'm having the fries because I want the dang fries. But after weeks ...

A Few Nights At: Brown’s Mayfair

It’s hard to not fall absolutely in love with the historical Brown’s Hotel in London’s very charming yet wildly chic Mayfair neighborhood in the West End. Brown’s is conveniently situated among the best shopping a girl could ask for along nearby Bond Street, not to mention right next door to the Globe Trotter store (have you seen their new collaboration with Charlotte Olympia?!?) Brown’s has found itself standing the test of time in true British ...