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….

Foodie Tour of San Francisco

Get ready for a foodie tour of San Francisco! I was so excited to experience my mama’s hometown for the first time as an adult and eat my way through the Bay Area. My dear friend Eric lives in San Francisco and curated the perfect foodie tour of the city for me. Here’s the scoop…

Two Nights in New Braunfels

I just love New Braunfels. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend planning a trip, particularly in the summer time when the river is cold and the tubin’ is easy. Home to the original Schlitterbahn water park, New Braunfels has great German food, fantastic coffee, and pastries galore. I spent quite a lot of time…

Cocoa Beach Uncorked 2018

Last weekend I had the pleasure of covering the second annual Cocoa Beach Uncorked for The Daily Meal. (Read my article here.) I also got to serve as a judge for its Chef Competition, something I’ve only dreamt of doing. When I told my mom that the festival asked me to serve as a judge,…

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

I had the pleasure of attending Cocoa Beach Uncorked with my sister-in-law Heather this past weekend to cover the food and wine festival for The Daily Meal. (Read my article here!) I’ll tell you more about the food and wine festival later, but for now here’s a look at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront. About Hilton…

Winter Weekend in Wine Country

Think winter in the wine country isn’t worth it? Think again! I had the best time with my friend Sarah in Sonoma last month. Many of my friends were startled that I was going to the wine country in December, since that’s not a popular time to visit. I’m here to tell you all the…

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is one of the finest resorts in the California wine country. Known for its world class spa, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is conveniently located just minutes from Sonoma Plaza and hundreds – that’s right, hundreds – of wineries. It’s also home to a Michelin-rated restaurant, complimentary fitness and wellness…

Buena Vista Winery Tour and Tasting

Old world European glamour found in Sonoma, CA If you’re looking for a little piece of Europe in Sonoma, Buena Vista Winery has you covered. Founded in 1857 by a Hungarian winemaker known as The Count, Buena Vista was California’s first premium winery and proudly showcases history all over the property. The experience begins right…

BR Cohn Winery Tour and Tasting

Come for the wine, stay for the oysters BR Cohn Winery is idyllic. Located just minutes from Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, BR Cohn is as known for their French olive grove and olive oil as they are for their wine. Plentiful with roses, storybook cottages, wine barrel tables, and sweeping views of California vines, BR…

Girl’s Trip to Disneyland

“It’s a great day when you wake up at Disneyland.” Last summer I told myself, Katie Rose, you can’t possibly go to Disneyland twice in a twelve-month period. Then I thought, what is the point of working fourteen hour days if I can’t bounce around the happiest place on earth with my girlfriends on my birthday? So I…