85C Bakery Cafe – Plano, TX

I attended 85C Bakery’s newest location in Plano tonight. Though widely known for its affordably-priced bakery items; the name is derived from the temperature coffee tastes the best…85 degrees Celsius. Bottom line: I love coffee and I love baked goods and 85C Bakery has plenty of both.  When I entered the bakery I was greeted…

Bad Weather Day Shenanigans

The month of April for teachers in Texas can be long. It is a bit of a stretch from spring break to the end of May. The students have spring fever and the teachers are busy as the end of the year is quickly approaching. Everyone needs a break. I so love that our district…

These Two!

Late last year I was on the hunt for some travel outfits to take on an upcoming trip to Europe. I headed down to Bishop Arts and in particular to Dwell on Davis where I had purchased clothing before. In fact, I was wearing a Ken & Cody original piece that very day. As I…

Dallas Farmers Market Fun

If you follow me on IG or FB you know that I spend almost every Saturday and Sunday morning down at the DFM. Love the place. LOVE. THE. PLACE. The people, the food, the goods…it is all there. Here are just some of my faves. Palmieri’s CafePalmieri’s opened in March 2016. Check out my post about…

Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

I just gave Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce a shake. So first the back story… A little over twelve years ago, Dexter Holland started Gringo Bandito as a hobby. Do you recognize that name? Dexter Holland is none other than THE DEXTER HOLLAND of the punk rock band The Offspring. What started as a hobby has blossomed…

Dallas’ Newest Lunch Spot and Caterer

I recently tried a new lunch place called BlueGreen Canteen. It is located off of Denton Drive near Love Field Airport and open Monday – Friday from from 10 am to 3 pm. The decor is bright, clean and inviting. When I walked in I was greeted by a sparkling case full of homemade pies,…

Gelato, The Mafia and Flying Shoes

I recently returned from a winter vacation in Florence with my mother, Cita, and my daughter, Kate. Florence is ancient, in all the right ways, but the streets are tricky. They can be treacherous if one is not vigilant and careful while walking on the uneven, cobblestone paths. This trip had been a good one for…

Toronto Pearson Airport – The Good, The Bad and The Awesome!

We are flying through Toronto on our way to Europe and I thought I would share my experience with you nomads. The Good…the Toronto Pearson International Airport staff is pleasant and helpful.  Everyone we spoke with was knowledgeable and  answered our inquiries. Pearson has free WiFi! The Bad…an unnamed airline was inept and just downright…

The Dreaded Words: “Mom, I need to tell you something.”

“Mom, I need to tell you something.” When I heard those words my first thought was: RUN! I couldn’t run because my kid is smart. She tricked me! She sprung this on me during our weekly trip to Trader Joe’s for groceries. Time had stopped. I was standing there running through all the awful, dreadful,…

BIRD Bakery – Highland Park Village

The eagle bird has landed! I flew into BIRD Bakery for their soft opening over the weekend and was so pleased. When I heard the San Antonio-based bakery was opening a local spot I was beyond excited. The look of the HP location is unique and different from the San Antonio location, chic and lovely….