Flaherty’s Seafood

Come for the oysters, stay for the bread pudding I was blown away by Flaherty’s Seafood. My friend Eric and I dined at Flaherty’s one balmy Friday night on a weekend trip to Carmel, California. It’s well situated right in the middle of the action in the charming seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea and within walking…

St. George Travel Guide

I was ill-prepared for how much I would love St. George, Utah. I spent three nights at Inn at Entrada with my friend Morgan on a girls’ trip and we could not have loved the Greater Zion area more! With first class theatre, art, dining, hiking, and adventures, St. George truly has something for everyone….

Inn at Entrada

This August I had the most magical time at the Inn at Entrada on a girls trip with my friend Morgan. We stayed for three nights and were not at all ready to leave. There’s so much to do at the resort and nearby. Here’s everything you need to know about St. George’s Inn at…

Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Broadway in the Desert and outdoor theatre at its finest I was ill-prepared for the magic that is Tuacahn Amphitheatre. I hesitated even writing this article because I worried that I would gush too much but the fact is, I’m dying to gush about Tuacahn. This unparalleled theatre company is doing things I’ve never seen…

Pioneer Park

St. George in the Greater Zion area has so many hiking options to offer between Zion National Park and Snow Canyon but today I want to highlight Pioneer Park. I had a bad accident five years ago and have a weak leg as a result so sadly, I can’t hike like I used to. I…

Cliffside St. George

What a magical dining experience Cliffside Restaurant provides! With sweeping views of St. George, impeccable service, and the best pasta I’ve ever tasted, Cliffside Restaurant is not to be missed during your trip to the Greater Zion area of Utah. My friend Morgan and I are still raving about our Cliffside dinner days later. We…

Xetava Gardens Cafe

My friend Morgan and I ate at Xetava Gardens Cafe on our first night in the greater Zion area. Xetava (pronounced Zay-Tah-Vah) is located ina charming art village in Ivins, Utah close to our resort, The Inn at Entrada. Kayenta Art Village has several shops and galleries and beautiful desert xeriscaping to wander around before…

Red Hills Desert Garden

Red Hills Desert Garden in St. George, Utah is not to be missed on a trip to the Greater Zion area. The 4.5 acre desert garden highlights the natural beauty that this area has to offer. Filled with all sorts of cacti, herbs, desert flowers, natural rock formations, and even fossilized tracks, the Red Hills…

Summer in Chicago

Not a lot of people consider a summer vacation in Chicago but I’m here to tell you: they should. There is no shortage of fabulous summer activities in this beautiful lakeside city. My friend Candy and I had the best time exploring Chicago for two nights. Here’s what we did! The Drake Hotel We had…

The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in Chicago and for good reason: it’s elegant, classic, historic, and has enviable views. This summer I had the pleasure of staying at The Drake during a recent trip to Chicago with my friend Candy and we could not have loved our room – or…

SIX the Musical

You might have noticed by now that I’m a huge fan of theater. (If not, please go see my dinner party inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream and report back.) During my trip to Chicago, I got to see the north American premiere of SIX the Musical, a show that took West End by storm,…

Kuhlman Cellars

I love how Kuhlman Cellars feels about wine. I recently toured the laid-back Stonewall vineyard on a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas and something on the tour stuck in my: “It takes a long time to make wine. You should spend a long time enjoying it.” That sums up my own feelings about wine! A true…