Reading Pretty: Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

Yes, Chef

Chef crush alert. I have a huge “chef crush” on Marcus Samuelsson. It started years ago when I first ate at Aquavit in New York. Then it morphed into a slight food obsession. The next thing I knew I’m looking at his Ethiopian cookbook and thinking I could create these amazing dishes. His falafel recipe […]

Feasting Pretty: Why I’m Addicted to My Breville Juice Fountain Plus

Breville Juice Fountain Plus

I am sure you know by now that this juice craze isn’t going away. I am not the person who drinks juices for days and don’t eat. I know many people do juice fasting/cleansing, but it is not my thing. I juice as an addition to healthy and clean eating. I remember when I watched […]

Feasting Pretty: La Tartine Gourmande Cookbook


The beauty of traveling to places like France is returning home with a sense that I need more nesting in my life. I seriously need time to play. Play with my beauty products and food. I loved the retreat because it allowed someone else to handle the plans. I loved relaxing at the villa in […]

Feasting Pretty: PX Speakeasy ~ Alexandria, Virginia

Bar Accoutrements

I visited PX Speakeasy for a few hours with my friend Marcia Frost. Marcia was in town doing a story for a magazine and she asked moi to tag along for some of the feasting and sipping. How could I resist. Yoga and food are two of my favorite things outside of beauty and travel. […]

Feasting Pretty: Pulino’s ~ New York City

Pulino's Breakfast Pizza

I learn so many things from bloggers. Especially about food. Last year Joy featured Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria and raved about their breakfast pizza on one of her posts about New York. I added the restaurant to my trusty Moleskin New York City Guide and made sure to enjoy this breakfast beauty on my next […]

Feasting Pretty: Root Liqueur by Art in the Age

Root Liqueur

I normally test and try different libations. I’ve ventured out much more than I used to. I have to thank my husband. I used to only be a wine girl, but I find myself loving spirits more and more. I stumbled upon one of my new favorite liquers recently at a birthday party. It was […]

Entwine Wines: Food Network + Wente Vineyards

Entwine Wines

Any given Saturday I’m home the Food Network is on in my house. The consistent cook in me loves Giada, Ina, Claire, and all things Iron Chef. My husband knows if it’s Saturday, do not turn from the glory of Food Network in HD. I admit to owning a few of Food Network cooking items […]

Bon Appétit Presents Feast or Fashion


It’s that time of year again – Fashion Week. It kicks off in New York and finishes in Paris. It determines what we will be wearing next year, from colors on clothing to lips and nails. I believe that design, fashion, music, and food are all a part of style and it seems that Bon […]

Feasting Pretty: Bacardi Dragonberry Strawberry Rum

Bacardi Dragonberry

Today marks the end of a 10-day detox. I have been working with a new doctor who practices naturopathy because I’m trying to work on a holistic routine to my wellness initiative. I’ve felt better than I have in months, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t miss my normal food cravings or libations. I can’t […]

Feasting Pretty: Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine – Washington, DC

Park Hyatt Masters of Wine

The Park Hyatt hosts its annual Masters of Food & Wine Events in four destinations around the globe.  DC has been chosen to be one of the participating locations for a chance to enjoy world-renowned wines and decadent food. “This special gastronomic extravaganza will feature cheese and wine tastings to encourage exploration, as well as […]