A Coffee Drinker at the Tea Party

Hot water with boiled leaves isn’t exactly my cup of tea. My mother, sisters, and husband are all very into tea, but I land with my dad squarely in the Coffee Camp. I have tried tea on numerous occasions based on pleadings by my tea-loving cohorts and always come up with the same conclusion- no. However,…

Young & Jackson & Chloé

  We were told that there were a lot of great restaurants in Melbourne, but one of them in particular was on our radar. There were four main reasons- a historical building, a delicious menu, an iconic piece of art, and a craft cider bar. Young & Jackson sits on the bustling corner of Swanson…

Wine-ing on Waiheke Island

What’s a honeymoon without some good wine? We were looking for something to do in the Auckland area that would take us away from the bustle of the city, and our eyes landed on a nearby island just bursting with wineries. Waiheke Island is actually the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf. There are…

A Very Sweet Bachelorette Party

If there is anything I am known for throughout my circle of friends, it is my sweet tooth. My college friends remember me eating things like Frosted Flakes cereal with French Vanilla Coffee Mate poured on top for breakfast, and cake batter ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with mini m&ms for dessert.…

The Hofbrauhaus Files

As we begin the month of October, of course my mind is wandering to the beautiful and dynamic city of Munich. Munich itself is indeed wonderful but something there that we were looking forward to fell a bit flat. I know a lot of people just LOVE the famous Hofbrauhaus, but having dinner there was…

Holy Donuts, Batman!

The first time I stopped at the Holy Donut in Portland was on the way home from my friend Allie’s Camden, ME wedding. I don’t actually eat donuts very often- too much protein for this PKUer. But Chris convinced me that the donuts here were “a worthy treat” so I obliged. And my goodness, were…