Sanará, which means “you will heal” in Spanish, is a luxury eco-boutique in the Riviera Maya, situated on one of the world’s most beautiful beach fronts, overlooking the crystal clear, bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Harper’s Bazaar voted Sanará Hotel the third best hotel in the entire world, and it’s easy to see why. From immersive yoga lessons by the sea to transformative, holistic and adaptogenic food from their award winning restaurant The Real Coconut, Sanará Hotel has everything one needs for a relaxing, healing retreat.
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Home of Japan’s famous bowing deer, and a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nara, Japan is a wonderful place for visitors of all ages to explore Japanese culture, art, religion, cuisine, history, and so much more. This Nara Japan travel guide will give you all the advice, tips, and insight on how to plan a visit to Nara as either a day tip from Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka, and how to stay safe while feeding and enjoying being surrounded by more than 1,500 wild, yet mostly tame, Sika deer.
Syoka is an ingenious yet simple luxury restaurant situated inside a traditionally appointed former samurai house, located in the heart of Nara’s Sacred Deer Park. This unique restaurant allows patrons to create their own custom sushi rolls from the finest ingredients available in the region, like organic vegetables and spices, freshly caught, mecury-free fish, and a wide assortment of elegant accoutrements such as saffron, hand-ground wasabi, freshly puréed ginger, and many more culinary delights. Learn how to create your own sushi at Syoka, and why this restaurant is absolutely worth traveling halfway around the world to experience.
You may have noticed how much I love basket purses. I’ve started quite the collection, with 14 and counting, my closet is beginning to look like a basket weaver’s workshop! Under $100 and one of a kind, these unique purses are the perfect way to bring new life to your wardrobe, and they go with everything!
As cities begin to reopen, and travel slowly but surely begins to resume, many of you have been asking about the best ways to get back into travel, without going too far away from home, so that you still feel safe. With this in mind, during this month’s Q&A I’ll be answering all of your most commonly asked questions about exploring your own city, and how to plan a staycation. I think the timing of this post is particularly fitting, as we just moved to Connecticut and will be exploring our immediate area & the East Coast for the foreseeable future.
My Chicago Guide, created in partnership with Choose Chicago, will share the most interesting things to do, the best luxury accomodations, and the best places to eat in the Windy City. I love visiting Chicago, and it’s always been a special place for me and my husband, because we have so many happy memories here together. I can’t wait to share the many, many reasons we love Chicago!
This guide will teach you how to select the perfect hotel every time, no matter what city you’re in, with specific advice on what to consider before hitting “reserve now”. Here’s how I pick the best available hotel every single time, thereby ensuring we have a fantastic place to return to each night of our adventures.
These quintessential japanese foods are iconic Japanese dishes that everyone should try when in Japan. This guide will also help decipher menus at Japanese restaurants, and teach you the basics of Japanese food and cooking vocabulary, so you can order with confidence during your next visit to your favorite Japanese restaurant.
This post will take you on a tour of beautiful Mexico, sharing with you some of the most incredible places to stay whether you’re planning a trip to Tulum, Playa del Carmen or Cancún in the Riviera Maya, visiting San Miguel de Allende or Querétaro in the mountains, or starting off in the country’s capital, Mexico City.
What is a Michelin star restaurant? Restaurants that earn a Michelin Star are the best of the best in the culinary world, often times boasting signature dishes, incredible atmospheres, world renowned chefs, beautiful and skillful plating, and of course phenomenal cuisine. How does the ranking system work, and who determines how many stars to award restaurants? What happens to a restaurant when they earn a Michelin star, or when they lose one? How many Michelin starred restaurants are in the world, and which cities have the most? I’m going to answer all of these questions and more for you, so you know exactly how this system works, and why it’s one of the most coveted awards in the world.
Life has been very stressful for all of us lately, so I’m sharing some of the self-care things I do when I’m having a rough day to help me care for my mind, body, and my health. I hope these help you relax and unwind when things get tough.