foodie break // california love at @SaltsCure

One of the best perks of my “real life” job is that I occasionally get to travel, and more often than not, to cities that I love. Back in February, when the east coast cold had me feeling blue, I was happy to escape to Los Angeles for a long weekend, even though I would be working for the majority of my trip. With work events on both Friday and Saturday, I didn’t have too much down-time to enjoy LA, but when traveling for work, I always try to squeeze in at least one or two moments of “me” time to explore the area or enjoy a nice meal. Coincidentally, one of my best friends,…

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foodie break // the lazy girl’s guide to london eats

SO, now that I’ve told you all my fave London eats around Notting Hill (so far), I figure it’s only fair that I widen the search a little bit. As expected, we’ve stayed in our little neighborhood bubble quite a bit over the past year and a half. But there’s obviously tons more to see — and eat! — around this fine city. Clearly, this is by no means a comprehensive list. This is basically just a random assortment of places we’ve liked. These are also places that, if you’re exploring central London, are never too far away. As always, if you have additional recommendations, sharing is caring. I’m always on the look out for…

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foodie break: brunch at @thehamiltondc

Though I can hardly believe it, January 31st marked one year since Sean and I tied the knot. And what a crazy year it’s been! With the past twelve months rushing by in chaotic fashion, we knew we wanted to spend our anniversary relaxing and ideally someplace away from home. So, after debating a few close-by destinations, we packed up the car and headed two hours south to Washington, DC for a weekend getaway in the nation’s capitol. Since I went to college in the district and lived there again briefly after graduating, we had zero things that we needed or wanted to see. Instead, we focused all of our attention on our meals for the weekend,…

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foodie break: philadelphia BYOBs

One of the best parts of being back in Philadelphia is the abundance of quality bring-your-own-bottle restaurants. It was only after moving away from the Philadelphia area years ago that I learned BYOBs aren’t commonplace in other parts of the country. What’s not to love about going out to eat and being able to bring along your own reasonably priced (ok, sometimes cheap) bottle(s) of wine? As two people who love to go out, though can’t always afford to as much as we like, Sean and I have become avid explorers of the BYOB restaurants in our neighborhood. We only have to walk a few blocks in any direction from our apartment to eat at…

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foodie break // exploring east london with eating london

When we first moved to London, people warned us that once we settled in, it wouldn’t be long before we were stuck in our neighborhood bubble. We’re more than familiar with this phenomenon. You fall into a rut, with the ease of your local bars & restaurants beating out any interest in leaving. If you live in West London, which we do, then forget exploring East London. Or really, any new neighborhoods. True to form, it happened pretty instantly. Each weekend rolled around, and we didn’t venture too far out of the way. We happily dedicated weekends to exploring our new ‘hood. Now, 15 months later, we’re ready to see what else London has to…

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