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Explore The City

Seeing as this was my first time visiting New Orleans I wanted to make sure I was in the heart of the action. Royal Sonesta Hotel was the perfect home base for that exact reason. It’s perfectly located in the heart of the French Quarter. Making it the perfect place…

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Where to Eat in New Orleans

Guys, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to visit NOLA – especially with as much as I LOVE food. I am happy to report that I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. The only disappointment I do have? That I didn’t have enough time to try the exhaustive…

Marriott Ranch in Hume, Virginia

Marriott Ranch

Life’s been a little all over the place as of late. Between travel, foraying back into dating, and everything in between I’m staying busy. Which is something that I’m definitely not complaining about. But after a few busy couple of weeks a trip to the Marriott Ranch was just what…

Charleston, West Virginia Weekend Trip

Exploring Charleston, West Virginia

Remember that trip I took to Charleston, West Virginia a few weeks back? Well the story I wrote for them is live now on their site! I did my best to explore the local beat and round up the best way to spend a weekend in Charleston. The story covers…

Appalachian Food Summit Dinner at 21c Lexington

Appalachian Food Summit Dinner

I’m always happy when food is involved, but even more so when it’s made by several of my favorite chefs from the region. Like at the Appalachian Food Summit Dinner at 21c in Lexington earlier this month. So much good food. Such a gorgeous space. So little time. Literally can’t…

Playa Mambo Eco Cabanas in Tulum, Mexico

Playa Mambo Eco Cabanas

Y’all. Take me back to Mexico, ASAP. Please and thank you. I know I just got back and all, but I could seriously use another trip somewhere tropical to do some relaxing. Who’s with me? This most recent trip was my second trip to the Tulum area, and it’s easily…

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Lexington Farmers Market

Before jetting off to Chicago last weekend I hit the road early one morning for a quick trip to the Lexington Farmers Market with Chef Jonathan Searle of Lockbox. Why? Mostly because I’m a glutton for punishment. But also because I’m attending a dinner he’s hosting for the Appalachian Food…

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Bonnaroo with Subway

After a couple of long days on the farm at Bonnaroo I know what all my friends have been raving about for years. And I’ll definitely be going back again in years to come. Why? Because Roo isn’t just another music festival. It’s a lifestyle, it’s a mindset, and it’s…

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Anchal Project
Inspires Goodness

I’ve always considered myself a fairly involved person. Growing up I went on mission trips with my church and did volunteer work. As I got older though it’s safe to say that want waned and self-importance and ignorance took its place. I blame it on the fact that I was young…

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Toyota Grand Prix

Sometimes, life comes full circle, and you forge a partnership with a brand that’s been in your life for years. For me, that brand is Paul Mitchell. I attended one of their schools almost 10 years ago, and now I’m part of their influencer program. Yes, it is a small world after…

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Jaipur

After a quick stop off at the Vatsalya Children’s Village we completed the the almost 5 hour drive to Jaipur where we checked into one of my favorite home away from homes, Hotel Pearl Palace.  Our first few days in The Pink City were spent trying out all our favorites on the menu at…

Vatsalya

It goes without saying that this post (and all the ones involving my trip to India yet to come) is more than a little over-due, but sometimes life happens. The last few months have been beyond challenging both professionally and personally.  But at the end of last year I made a…