my love is 30.

I don’t even know where to begin. I’m a party planner by nature. So when I realized D’s 30th birthday was quickly approaching, I decided it had to be big– like really BIG. A plan was hatched to take a “booze cruise” on Royal Caribbean down to the Bahamas  during the weekend of D’s birthday. We’d spend…

yeah, mon.

Honestly, I’ve hated Jamaica for about the last decade. Every time someone brought up their amazing vacation there, I would politely nod and think, “no freaking way am I going there.” My disdain for the island nation was not out of snobbery– at least not exactly. It was merely based on the fact that I…

well, hello.

I feel like we’re just meeting again. A new year, a new post.    D and I have spent the last few months with friends and family, traveling, celebrating the holidays and trying to enjoy life to the fullest. I haven’t been blogging lately, because really, there haven’t been any new or amazing places to…

i’ve been away.

Not necessarily away physically, just mentally. Work has been CRAZY. And we’ve been doing a little traveling– nowhere new, just the same ‘ole staples. New Orleans for a Bachelorette party. Vegas with my favorite group of party people. Entertaining out of town friends in Houston, and ultimately, forcing ourselves to try new places in our…

10 on tuesday– vineyards

I am routinely asked what my favorite vineyards are in The Napa Valley. While every vineyard has something to offer, whether it be the wine, the experience, the view or the food, here’s what I recommend (in no particular order): 1. Round Pond Amazing Cab and even better Sauvignon Blanc. The Round Pond winery is…

harvest season in pictures.

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback on my Fisher post from yesterday. It was every bit as amazing as it looked. Here’s the rest of our Napa Valley visit in pictures. Happy Friday! Hotel: Hotel Yountville Restaurants: Hurleys, Oakville Grocery Redd Bottega Hopper Creek Kitchen Fremont Diner Vineyards: Pride Mountain FisherVineyards Round Pond Alpha Omega…

fisher.

I went back and forth with what weekend we should go to the Napa Valley this year for harvest season. In the midst of all the pondering, Sue got an email from Fisher Vineyards about their Traverse the Terroir party AND an even bigger draw: A dinner with Casey Thompson from Top Chef. Two parties…

unlimited booze cruise?

This morning Carnival Cruises unveiled it’s all-you-can-drink package on their ship, Carnival Victory. This is a test program similar to their counterparts, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. How it works: Pay almost $50 a day for unlimited beverages under $10. All guests in the same cabin must participate 15% gratuity applies Must be 21 years or…

travel tip: purchasing miles.

I’m a frequent flier miles whore. I admit it. Although, not as much as some of my friends– Justin and Xenia, I’m talking to you. So I thought I’d share a little tip. I received an email from United this morning about their award miles being on sale during the next two days for 40% off. Seeing…