Playa Mesa Brunch in Costa Mesa, California

You know how they say you don't realize what you have until you start missing it? I feel like I've experienced that quite frequently with all my moving around lately. When I was living in NYC I was yearning for open air and outdoor adventures...

Los Angeles: Lunch at The Henry

It is undeniable that having good weather year round in Los Angeles is great mainly because dining al fresco extends way beyond the summer months. A few weekends back, when there was an extra day off, I took the time to wander around the surrounding...

Lattes at Juniper Table in Palm Springs

Finally had the chance to head to Palm Springs for a little getaway and it was beautiful! I wanted to try a variety of different places and since we were only there for a couple of days, we decided to just get small bites at...

Dinner at Tip Tap Room in Boston

I recently posted about a trip to Maine that Sami and I took and when we flew home from Maine to LA, we flew out of Logan airport in Boston. I've only every been to Boston once before and that trip was for a work...

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...

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...

Donut Savant in Oakland, California

I've been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit the Bay Area in California often. When I am there, I usually spend most of my time in San Francisco however, on the last trip I had a chance to explore the surrounding areas as...