5 Days in NYC

5 Days in NYC

Not-so single, single in NYC

Hello darlings! Recently I traveled to NYC for work to discover all new technology developments in the world of retail at the NRF 2018 show. It was amazing! I literally conversed with multiple robots, and Samsungs Smart Fridge could tell me what recipes I could make with ingredients in my fridge based on heat mapping and scanning products. So fun! I also met with Eli Manning and discussed tail gate recipes.

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24 Hours in San Francisco – Free Family Fun

24 Hours in San Francisco – Free Family Fun

 

If you had 24 hours in San Francisco, what would you do?

San Francisco, I love you. But you can be kind of expensive sometimes with your $400/night hotels. So I put together some of my favorite free or wallet friendly activities you can do with 24 hours in San Francisco. Whether you’re by yourself, with your friends, husband, kids.. your coworkers. Whoever you are with (or not with), here are some of my favorite free (or cheap) sightseeing activities you can do with 24 hours in SFO, that are family friendly.

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Travel Thursday – FS Vancouver Staycation

Travel Thursday – FS Vancouver Staycation

Four Seasons Weekend Staycation in Vancouver

 

Every September, Nicholas & I travel to a new destination to celebrate our wedding anniversary while staying at the Four Seasons. This year our lives are quite busy and we didn’t have the time to escape too far, so we celebrated in our own backyards – Vancouver. This was much needed! My mother was able to come into town and watch our daughter so Nicholas and I could escape to the city for a toddler free weekend.

When we arrived to check in, the concierge congratulated us on our 3rd wedding anniversary and upgraded our room to an executive suite, complimentary. Hello two washrooms! We also received a personalized anniversary card from their GM Martin Sinclair, who extended welcoming tuxedo strawberries and sparkling wine.

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Wine Down Wednesday

Wine Down Wednesday

 

On Wednesday’s we drink wine.

Wednesday. Hump Day. Midweek. Whatever you call it, one thing we can all agree on is that Wednesday is the perfect day to pop a bottle after a long day at work. Actually, every day is but there is something about Wednesday’s and Wine that speak to me.

This Wednesday, I’m pairing Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery Pinot Gris with a Simple Seafood Pasta. One of my favorite things to pair with a chilled Pinot Gris on a hot summer evening is a fresh and flavorful pasta, requiring as few ingredients as possible – but just enough to make you repeat the recipe and pairing because it was that perfect. Summer is fading away which means I’m transitioning away from local corn and moving on to purple cauliflower and shiitake mushrooms. I made sure to use these inviting flavors on this delicate dish.

Seasonal transitions can be quite amazing as you get to pair so many wonderful ingredients while keeping your budget light for that fancy wine you will be pairing your meal with.

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