Pumpkin Muffins

Want the perfect fall snack? Bake my pumpkin muffins! I’ve been baking these for years and finally wrote the recipe up for you. These muffins take less than ten minutes to make (I baked these this morning while my coffee was brewing) and twenty minutes in the oven, which means you are thirty minutes from…

Stonewall Motor Lodge

I had a blast in the Texas hill country last week on a press trip to Stonewall Motor Lodge (which I organized as SML’s publicist). This drive-up motor lodge is reminiscent of old-fashioned Route 66 accommodations. It’s smack-dab in the middle of the famous Hwy 290 wine trail between Fredericksburg and Johnson City and is…

Pontotoc Vineyard’s Weingarten

A historic respite in downtown Fredericksburg  Tucked away in the charming town of Fredericksburg, Texas lies Pontotoc Vineyard’s Weingarten. Lights are strung from trees and the stone courtyard offers a quiet sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the famous Texas town. It’s modeled after the weingartens of Vienna and is both kid- and dog-friendly. I had the pleasure…

Dollywood’s Dream More Resort

Dollywood’s Dream More Resort offers southern comfort just minutes from the park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I had the pleasure of staying at the Dream More with my friend Irene during a press trip to Dollywood and couldn’t wait to tell you all about it!         About   The Dream More Resort…

The Dallas Opera Patron Party 2019

What an honor to be invited back to The Dallas Opera Patron Party this year! I loved last year’s event and was so excited to attend that I rushed back from Fredericksburg today to get all dolled up for the annual soirée. The Patron Party is hosted as a thank you to donors prior to…

Oktoberfest Board

The perfect fall board full of German goodies ‘Tis the season for pretzel bread! Who says a board has to just have cheese and crackers? I’ve filled this Oktoberfest board with sausage medallions, crispy potatoes, and German quark (pronounced “kuh-vark”). Haven’t heard of quark? It’s a soft German cheese that’s a bit like a cream cheese-sour…

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

’Twas a graveyard smash Fall is my favorite time of year and Halloween is my favorite holiday so I was thrilled to get to experience Dollywood during their award-winning Harvest Festival. USA Today recently award Dollywood with Best Halloween Theme Park Event! The Harvest Festival has been a beloved tradition for quite some time at…

The Best Fall Treats & Eats at Dollywood

Fall is such a fabulous time to visit Dollywood. There are pumpkins around every turn, fun fall photo ops, spooky nighttime lights, and of course, loads of treats to be had during the Harvest Festival, which runs September 27 – November 2 this year. It’s highly atmospheric and is sure to put anyone in the…

Easy Pumpkin Pasta

The best pumpkin pasta sauce I’ve ever had. This is the most incredible pumpkin pasta sauce. Wow. It comes together as quickly as it takes for noodles to boil so make this when you’ve only got twenty minutes to spare and want comfort food. Full of pumpkin puree, chopped fresh sage, parmesan, cinnamon, cream cheese, and…

Curtain Call Gala 2019

What a spectacular evening! The Firehouse Theatre introduced their 2020 season at their second annual Curtain Call Gala. The formal dinner event had a Roaring 20s theme complete with a speakeasy, themed drinks, and fabulous flapper outfits all around. As a publicist (my real life job!), I’m proud to represent The Firehouse Theatre and was…

A Weekend in Carmel

If it isn’t already, add the forested fairytale village of Carmel-by-the-Sea to your travel bucket list. The quaint seaside village is on the California coast just two hours south of San Francisco and offers loads of shopping, art, scenic views, and seafood. Here’s everything my friend Eric and I did, ate, and saw during our…

Folktale Winery

I could not possibly love Folktale Winery any more. The estate is situated on fifteen acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards just ten minutes outside of town in Carmel, California. The patio is beyond perfect to sip the day away. Imagine sipping the best rose you’ve ever had on comfortable couches in 70-degree weather, roses swaying in…