Start Your Day with a Cold Brew at Home!

Even though I live on the west coast, I am still working east coast hours. That means that I need to be up and ready to start the day before 6 am! Being a morning person is something I’ve learned from my dad. He used...

Eat (RED) Charity Pop Up Dinners & Brunches in NYC and LA

A new series of brunch and dinner pop-ups will be hitting NYC and Los Angeles this month! The (RED) organization has put together a new culinary campaign called EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES. They are working with PlaceInvaders to host intimate culinary events in secret residential...

North Italia in Santa Monica

This is the second time trying North Italia and overall I was pretty pleased. My first time going there was when my new neighbor invited Sami and I for brunch. At first I was skeptical of the place because online it looked like a chain...

Blood Orange and Pomegranate Mojito

Last week I mentioned I'm starting up a new cocktail series and I kicked it off with a Grapefruit Thyme spritzer. As  I was brainstorming for this week's recipe, I noticed my mint box was overflowing with fresh leaves and really needed to get pruned...

Let the Backyard BBQs Begin!

The past weekend was b-e-a-u-tifulllll. The weather was perfect, I squeezed in just the right amount of relaxation and got to kick off the BBQ season with the most delectable dishes! Being able to be outdoors all the time is something I've really been enjoying...

Grapefruit Thyme Spritzer

One area of the blog that I feel like I haven't really fully developed is a section for drinks! I'm thinking everything from smoothies, to juices, to mocktails and cocktails. I will say that mixology isn't something I've really dived into very deeply in the...

Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica

The weather in Santa Monica can get on the colder side sometimes, especially in the mornings and the evenings. I'm okay with that because it makes for a nice balance. Plus with the cooler mornings that means I can still get some use out of...

Pierogies alla Vodka Recipe

Whenever I'm out eating at an Italian restaurant and am craving pasta, I tend to steer towards the penne alla vodka. Regardless of how many good choices there are on the menu I know later on I'll regret not sinking my teeth into the rich,...