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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The Cloisters

The Cloisters museum and gardens is an absolutely gorgeous place that I had been meaning to go to since probably freshman year of college. For those of you unfamiliar with this historic site, it’s the branch of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The collection is said to be comprised of about two thousand…

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Randall’s Island

Earlier this month, I really wanted to just get out of NYC and go on a hike somewhere in the mountains- away from the crowded subways, hot garbage and hobo smells. Unfortunately, I woke up at 1:20 in the afternoon. And because I’m in NYC that means a trip to the great fresh air is a no-go. This is due…

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NYC Spotlight: Betony

Dining at Betony was a fantastic culinary experience! And I emphasize experience because it’s not every day, for example, that I get to taste ambergris. (More on that later…) The restaurant itself is beautiful- very elegant and classy. There are intricate carvings covering the high ceilings and walls too, which I thought was pretty unique! The dinner started off with…

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