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….

Weekend Wanderings – 9.16.16

It’s Friday Eve people! Ready for the weekend? Here are my top picks for fun and food. So get out there, have some fun and…just eat it up! Friday~ Park(ing) Day Dallas PARK(ing) Day Dallas is held annually on the third Friday in September. This worldwide movement’s goal is to promote social interaction and play by…

Set sail over to Black Ship Little Katana – Dallas, TX

Happy birthday to me! I recently spent my birthday enjoying a staycation in downtown Dallas. I know, I know. I live in Dallas. I get it, but I love downtown Dallas. I stayed at the Omni and gave Black Ship Little Katana a try. First, give me a sec to nerd out. The teacher in…

Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine – Richardson, TX

I was recently invited to a blogger event at Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine in Richardson. I was very excited to enjoy some food and network with fellow bloggers. We were greeted by the owner, Yousef. His passion for his heritage and the food was evident. Afrah started as a Lebanese bakery over 10 years ago. It didn’t…

Texas Scratch Kitchen – Dallas, TX

Back in March I was invited to give Coconut’s Fish Cafe. While there I visited with one of the creators, Nathan Brasher. I inquired about the Lovers Lane location. He explained they had closed the location and were in the process of rebranding to better suite the wants of the area’s demographic. Well, the rebranding…

King William Fair – San Antonio, TX

King William Fair is a festival held the last Saturday of Fiesta. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the fair. King William Fair is the whole package: arts and crafts, food and drink, live music, people-watching, kids fun area all set in the beautiful setting of King William. My senses were delighted.  The event is put…

SusieCakes – Dallas, TX

I need an intervention. Or at least that is what my friends are telling me. They might be right, but SOMEONE has to do it. Last Saturday was SusieCakes grand opening in Dallas. Coincidentally, they are located right around the corner from the newly opened Carlo’s Bakery.  It was my lucky day. I was expecting a long wait…

The Theodore – Dallas, TX

My restaurant bucket list is growing and growing. Not a bad problem to have mind you. Next up on my list was The Theodore at NorthPark Mall. The mission on the website states The Theodore is “reinventing mall dining”. Mission accomplished! Chef/owner, Tim Byres, holds Teddy Roosevelt in high regard. He has taken the former President’s principles and philosophies and…