How to Shuck Oysters at Home

Celebrating Memorial Day weekend with family and the Real Oyster Cult I’ve been meaning to order from the Real Oyster Cult this spring, but Memorial Day weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity to share the experience with family in Leesburg, Virginia—it only seemed right to bring a taste of New England with relatives who love oysters. Based in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the Real Oyster Cult works with … Continue reading How to Shuck Oysters at Home

Six Favorite New Restaurants in Fairfield County

Since I moved from Newport, Rhode Island back to Wilton, Connecticut, I have made an effort to enjoy Fairfield County as much as possible. I moved back to Connecticut in November 2015 and I haven’t been adulting in the way I had originally planned. I interviewed for positions at marketing agencies and fashion brands for months and struggled to get a few bites. Even though I … Continue reading Six Favorite New Restaurants in Fairfield County

Effy’s Kitchen | Spanish Harlem, NYC

My friend Cara took me to a hidden gem for bottomless brunch in her neighborhood. We ventured a few short blocks from Upper East Side to check out Effy’s Kitchen towards the outer edge of Spanish Harlem. The restaurant’s bottomless brunch special–one main dish with endless mimosas–costs only $20. If you’re trying to find a brunch spot to catch up with your friends, take your … Continue reading Effy’s Kitchen | Spanish Harlem, NYC

How to Spend 72 Hours in California | Part 4

Once Steph and I left the foggy San Francisco Bay area, the California sunshine followed us to Napa, the final leg of our weekend trip. We took a few back roads away from the bumper-to-bumper traffic to enjoy the scenery, since everyone else in the state of California decided to head to Napa… I chose to go to Domaine Chandon in Yountsville—Moet & Chandon’s California sister—for … Continue reading How to Spend 72 Hours in California | Part 4

Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant

SoNo’s new Spanish wine bar adds more culinary variety to Washington Street  It’s hard to ignore Tablao‘s inviting entry while driving down the center of town—the open double-doors, open windows and ambient lighting from the bar stands out from the rest. The Spanish wine bar and restaurant occupies the space where Coromandel used to be, perfectly situated in SoNo near other popular restaurants including Cask … Continue reading Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant

Buck-A-Shuck at TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

It’s been a while since I’ve been back at TwoTen Oyster Bar in Narragansett and I was pleasantly surprised at the weekday deals they were offering. Not only were they doing the Buck-A-Shuck oysters, but there were also $5.00 martini specials. I couldn’t resist the Tinderella martini, just because of the name. I’m still figuring out the difference between varieties of oysters. Since I’ve only … Continue reading Buck-A-Shuck at TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

SoNo Baking Company

When I go to Connecticut to catch up with my girlfriends, one of the things we love to do is go to South Norwalk, appropriately nicknamed SoNo for being an hour away from Manhattan. We ended up doing brunch at the SoNo Baking Company, a local treasure situated away from the town’s main drag. The SoNo Baking Company, a bakery and gourmet café, was founded … Continue reading SoNo Baking Company