Going North for Italian

Returning to a familiar place when they open up in your city is always a fun experience. North Italia in the Kierland Commons in Scottsdale is one of my favorite places to eat (I really love Scottsdale if you’re looking for an escape in the desert). Dallas now has one of what will be two locations. The Plano location opened in Legacy West to a very warm welcome from the city (literally as Texas is scorching hot right now). Continue reading Going North for Italian

Masking It

After a long flight (or a long day at work) a face mask is my go-to for relaxing and restoring my skin from the sun or dry air on the plane. There are a few masks I pack because I can always count on them for consistent results but as you will quickly realize, it doesn’t take me long to find new ones in a different country. Continue reading Masking It

A Weekend in San Diego

I am always trying to get a new stamp in my passport but there is one place I love to spend a long weekend, San Diego! I’m pretty partial to Southern California as far as temperatures and laidback lifestyle is concerned but San Diego has just the right balance when it comes to stretches of beaches and views of mountains. I’ve driven from Texas to San Diego (crazy, I know but I was young-er) but now I prefer hopping on a short flight. Continue reading A Weekend in San Diego

European Christmas Markets

Christmas in July? Happy Friday! I’m already dreaming of being on a plane to Europe. I obviously identify with my European ancestry better than any bit of American anything on most days but specifically during the holidays when the markets are setup, I absolutely love being able to walk through the stalls sipping warm drinks and eating a variety of tasty treats and sweets. Continue reading European Christmas Markets