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It’s become a tradition for my family to travel to St. Petersburg, Florida once a year for some beach and family time. My nana and papa started this tradition, and it has since extended to my parents, my brothers, my nieces and I. We usually spend some time at the beach, at restaurants and browsing […]

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Located in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood, Currant Bistro is flooded with natural light and friendly brunch goers during the morning. Catch breakfast from 7 – 11am. Be sure to snag a seat during this window as the kitchen shuts down mid-day until dinner. The bistro is located inside The Sound Hotel. It’s a […]

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Eating healthy when going out to eat proves a challenge even for the most vigilant menu browsers. So whenever I come across a restaurant that offers nutritious, tasty meals for both sit down, on the go, and coffee options, I’m all for documenting. Jot these down for your next trip to Chicago, IL.

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This past week I visited St. Petersburg, Florida and stopped by Bandit Coffee Co. My brother and I ordered cold brews and fried chicken biscuit sandwiches. Bandit is in the heart of the St. Petersburg artsy district. This shop has plenty of space for seating, an open floor plan, and floor to ceiling windows on […]

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Seattle is known for its coffee. If you’re in town, you could spend weeks trying out all the local shops. The most highly visited option to visit is the original Starbucks located in Pike Place Market. While that option is great, it’s usually got a line packed out the door and down the length of […]

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Update: I moved to Seattle, Washington! And one of the first places I stopped was Pike Place Market. It’s known for the famous fish throwing, local vendors filled with fresh seafood, fruit, flowers and more. Cute little restaurants line the cobblestone streets. Tourists and locals alike love to shop the fare, and dine at the […]

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One ritual I love to integrate into my wellness routine is grabbin’ a cup of coffee or tea. Here’s a roundup of places you can head to in Chicago for a cup of your own. Intelligentsia The go – to spot when you want a classic quality cup of coffee. They care about their roasts, […]

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When I stayed in Austin, TX, last weekend, I was fully prepared for TexMex. And I feasted on breakfast tacos, and other local hotspots. However, when I stumbled upon Le Politique, an Austin – based restaurant with French flair, I was both surprised and impressed. With upscale ambiance and reasonably priced dishes, not to mention […]

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Walking through the streets of Austin, TX this past weekend I stumbled upon a French brasserie and passeterie duo located in the center of downtown. It’s got that French technique mixed up Austin style. I sat down with pastry chef, Melissa Carroll, to learn about the heart of Le Politique’s concept. The restaurant and bakery […]

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I don’t know about you, but I love working in shops where there’s people, great aesthetics and quality coffee. I end up leaving a whole lot more energized than when I entered, which was definitely the case at Sawada Coffee this morning. I ordered my favorite drink – the military latte. It contains matcha tea, […]

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Most of the time, restaurants are either fast, but compromise quality, or you need to sit for an hour to get a fancy meal. Left Coast, however gets straight to the punch with quality and health. Expect to walk in and feel instantly welcome from the pastel aqua and orange colors across each location’s interior. […]

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Bar Siena has some pretty impressive menu items and cocktails, but I have to say, the BomboBurger takes the cake. The burger utilizes BomboBar’s signature bombolini doughnut as the bun. Toppings include sharp American cheese, shaved red onions, dijonnaise, and house giardiniera. As if that’s not enough, the truffle fries topped with parmesan will steal […]

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