Spring Soirée in Emerald Isle North Carolina

Spring Soirée in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Guest Contributor: Allie Miller The photographic talent behind Allie Miller Photography gives us an exclusive look at this gorgeous Soirée! On Saturday April 14th, we had the greatest time capturing, following are some images showing all the colors and decor which welcomed the 2018 spring season at The Islander Hotel & Resort in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The resort was the location for Emerald Isle Realty’s “Spring Soirée” – which is held to celebrate the busy season ahead and to recognize their team’s great efforts to make every summer a wonderful season for guests who frequent the area. Professional Planner, …

Panama City Beach

5 Things Visitors Must Do at Panama City Beach

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Panama City Beach. All opinions are 100% mine. As many of you know, I am a Houstonian. I had only been living in the city for a year when Hurricane Harvey hit. Now, I’ve lived through the Northridge Earthquake, tornados in Ohio, and Hurricane Sandy in New York, but nothing compared to the devastation I saw during Harvey. Nothing also compared to the loving community that rose to support one another as well. My friends in Florida experienced the same devastation just last year during Hurricane Michael. But …

Quick Restaurant Review - Tribute at the Houstonian

Quick Restaurant Review: Tribute at the Houstonian

Amazing new restaurant alert! If you find yourself in the Houston area, there is a fabulous new restaurant you have to check out. The Tribute at the Houstonian offers up a gorgeously rustic fine cuisine experience inspired by Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. I got a sneak peek of their menu and wine pairings earlier this week before their grand opening on October 26th and it was absolutely heavenly. My personal favorites were the wood Fried Gulf Oysters with Chorizo Butter and Churros with vlarhona dulce ice cream & spiced hot chocolate. While you’re at it, don’t pass up on a …

James Beard Foundation Taste America

Food for Thought: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America to visit Austin

As I always promise, when I receive exclusive foodie news and event information, I’ll pass it along to you as soon as possible! Today’s press release is certainly one that will get your tummy rumbling. The James Beard Foundation’s cross-country culinary series is traveling to Austin. From November 15 – 17, the series will be featuring cooking demos, a one-of-a-kind benefit dinner, and ‘Smoke Session’ to kick-off the festivities. And you can actually attend! Get all the details below… AUSTIN, TX (September 5, 2018) – The James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Taste America® cross-country culinary series will visit Austin from November 15-17 for a weekend of …

Farm to Feast in Rockwall Texas

Farm to Feast in Rockwall, Texas

I grew up in a big city and always dreamed of living in a quaint town where everyone knew your name. My yearning for such a lifestyle could probably be matched by those small-town kids dreaming of the big city. I continue to hop from one big city to the next, but my urge for a more homey feel hasn’t wavered. That’s why when I hear about a place like Rockwall, Texas, I want to pack up and move immediately. Rockwall holds a bi-annual Farm to Feast community dinner in their downtown center. What?! Yes, it’s like they live in …

Cane Rosso, Travel, Pizza, Houston Restaurant

Cane Rosso: Traditional Italian with a Texas Flare

As part of our Hungry Wanderlust series, I get to occasionally sample and learn about the fare of different locales. Sometimes it’s on the national scale and sometimes on the international, but today I’m staying local. This one is dedicated to Texas. Cane Rosso is a small group of restaurants committed to bringing authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza to the Lone Star State. A vision of Jay Jerrier, Cane Rosso was dreamed up after he visited Italy in 1995 for his honeymoon. Jay had an epiphany upon tasting his first true Italian pizza and wanted to replicate that experience in Texas. …

Dublin Whiskey Distillery, Irish Spirit, Whiskey

Irish Spirit Takes ‘Dublin’s Own’ DWD Whiskey Back to the USA

At the ripe young age of 20, I traveled with a group of friends to Dublin. I was studying abroad at Cambridge University and a weekend trip to Ireland was no big deal. I went on a whim and with little idea of what I would find. What I found was unexpected… humor. Dubliners are quite a humorous group of people and their jovial attitudes are infectious. I was a bit taken aback by this constant stream of humor given that the city fully embraces and commemorates their violent history of internal strife, oppression, and economic struggle. At first I …

macon, georgia, travel, brewpub

The Craft Beer & Brewpubs of Macon, Georgia 

Macon, Georgia. Home to the ancient Ocmulgee National Monument, Wesleyan University, and the Allman Brothers. It is a Southern haven for soul food, cherry blossoms, and Native American history. It also is emerging as a hub for craft beer, making the city a go-to travel destination when combined with such a rich culture. I’ll leave the historic sight-seeing tips to the experts… instead, here are my Top 4 craft beer and brewpubs that are must-visits in Macon, Georgia. With the sticky heat subsiding, Fall is the best time to plan a trip to the South. There is personally nothing more …