Little Poland in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Right next door to the hipster, too-cool-for-school Brooklyn area of Williamsburg, is Greenpoint which, in contrast, is known for its rich Polish culture and community. This North Brooklyn neighborhood is home to the second largest concentration of Polish immigrants in the U.S., making it the perfect place to not only buff up on my cultural history, but also find the best pierogi…

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Lake Tahoe, California

If you know me at all, you know that I love Lake Tahoe with a passion! It is hands down my favorite place to get away from everything. The air is fresh, the lake is blue as can be and the scenery is beautiful. It’s so peaceful. I used to go all the time when I was a little kid–…

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NYC Spotlight: Peter Lugar Steakhouse

I am a carnivore. And as a carnivore I strongly recommend that if you’re in the mood for a classic, no frills steak of epic proportions, that you come here. To The Peter Lugar Steakhouse. This restaurant has a long standing reputation as the place to go for legendary steaks– the Porterhouse to be exact. Established in 1887, it’s not a surprise that…

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NYC Spotlight: Gotham Bar and Grill

One of the highlights of my eating excursions this summer was having the opportunity to dine at the famed Greenwich Village restaurant- Gotham Bar & Grille- with my bf and his amazing mom! Gotham is a beautiful restaurant- stylish, but it still felt warm and inviting. I really loved the feel of the high ceilings, pretty fabric-draped light fixtures and grand…

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A Guide to Napa Valley, California

Day-tripping to Napa Valley is one of my favorite things to do while visiting home in San Francisco. Visiting wine country has definitely taken on a new meaning since my kiddie days, but even if you’re not into wine, the scenery in Napa is unbeatable, the restaurant selection is on point, there’s shopping & galleries, pretty areas to stroll through and did…

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