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…

Visiting Grape Creek Vineyards

A stroll through Tuscany in the Texas hill country Even driving past Grape Creek Vineyards is impressive. The hills have rows and rows of impeccably manicured grapevines and it only gets more stunning from there. I visited Grape Creek last week on a media trip to Fredericksburg and Grape Creek was the first stop on…

Visiting Pedernales Cellars

This week I visited Pedernales Cellars in the Texas wine country on a media trip to Fredericksburg. This was my first time to visit Fredericksburg (despite being passionate about wine and fluent in German) and I absolutely loved the rolling hills, gorgeous scenery, and outstanding wine. Pedernales Cellars is located on the famous Hwy 290…

A Staycation at Fairmont Dallas

My regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Fairmont Hotels but I had never been inside Fairmont Dallas! I decided to have a little staycation the weekend of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala with my friend Wendy Darling so that we didn’t both have to drive an hour at midnight after the ball….