New Orleans continues to be a hub for artists, designers, and musicians. Perhaps best known for its annual Mardi Gras celebration, the city has plenty to offer in terms of culture and entertainment any time of year. From flavorful Creole cuisine and inventive cocktails to live jazz performances and local artisan markets, here's a boho guide to NOLA for any savvy and stylish traveler. Go beyond Bo[...]
New Orleans was every bit as magnificent as I hoped. While I'm sure it would be pretty memorable to explore NOLA during Mardi Gras, I'm actually really happy that my first visit was during a relatively quiet week in early December. I still got to experience the chaos that is Bourbon Street but I also got to ride (literally) in style.What brought me to New Orleans was a very special Hilton Hote[...]
Before heading to Toronto early last month, I had already heard about the city's coolest neighborhood, West Queen West, and was eager to explore it firsthand. For those unfamiliar with what Vogue deems the world's second hippest neighborhood, it's basically a one-stop-shop for everything trendy. I toured the area on a rainy afternoon and even with overcast skies, I found myself returning the next [...]
November started off with a bang in Paris where I celebrated my 28th birthday and the fun continued on to Toronto. I had the pleasure of speaking at an impressive fashion & beauty blogger conference called at SPARK Sessions about the Power of Google+. It was an amazing experience and one that both challenged and excited me and I'm looking forward to filling you all in on that a bit later. Stay[...]
Turismo de Mexico has a new campaign that just launched and it is seriously making me want to book a last-minute plane ticket to Puerta Vallarta stay there indefinitely. In terms of my own Mexico travel, I've been to Cozumel and the Los Cabos area and while both of those trips were truly memorable, there is still a huge chunk of the country that I have yet to see. Although this video is only 60 se[...]
Although I was only in Portland for a few days, I did my best to explore as many neighborhoods as possible. If you've never been to Portland, let's start with some basic orientation to help get your bearings. The city is divided by the Willamette River, with the more walkable neighborhoods on the west side and the slightly more spacious, residential neighborhoods on the east. If you remember from [...]
Earlier this month I finally checked Portland off my travel bucket list only to discover that I want to check it off again and again. This city is effortlessly fascinating and everything from the gritty street art to the farm to table culinary scene tops the charts. If you're from Portland you probably already know that it's the epitome of cool but for those of you who are planning a visit, hopefu[...]
As I quickly learned upon landing in PDX, Portland is a city that is constantly innovating itself while never shedding its "weird" appeal. Personally, Portland has interested me because there is so much going on in terms of organic produce, farm-to-table cuisine and beer trends but that's just scratching the surface compared to what I experienced while on the ground. I discovered that Portland is [...]
Later this month (May 31 to be exact) I hit a major life milestone. I will have lived in New York City for five years. Honestly, I have to pat myself on the back because it's not always easy to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Choosing a profession of travel writing isn't exactly a walk in the park either. That being said, I wouldn't trade these last five years for anything. [...]
The irony that I'm finally sitting down to write this post mere days after moving to Brooklyn is not lost on me. Not that I’m a Manhattan snob, because I’ve been aware of Brooklyn’s awesomeness for a few years now, but it’s just one of those posts that keeps getting pushed back.So, in honor of my new Bushwick address, here are five Brooklyn neighborhoods worth a wander. Please note, that these[...]
Philadelphia holds a soft spot in my heart and that's mainly because I caught a ball at a Philly's game when I was about ten years old. It's one of those stories that I love hear my Dad tell his friends. Even though I sort of ducked underneath a crowd of much larger men stretching their arms in all directions to catch that most coveted prize, it was a little girl who ultimately scored that day. An[...]
As I mentioned in my other Nashville post, many of the cool neighborhoods are not within walking distance of downtown so I definitely recommend renting a car or at splurging on a taxi to visit at least one of these areas while in town. Exploring Nashville's innovative art hubs was a major highlight of my trip and completely altered my perception of the city as a whole. Here are five neighborhoods [...]