Month: February 2010

Featured Girl Power Solo Travel

Chatting with Food Network’s Marcela Valladolid

Yesterday was my whirlwind trip to Miami for the SoBe Wine & Food Festival and an opportunity to chat with Food Network’s Chef Marcela Valladolid of the TV show, Mexican Made Easy. Chef Marcela is a doll and I really enjoyed chatting with her. She has a contagious enthusiasm for creating authentic and fresh Mexican Read More »

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Snapshots Solo Travel

Wordless Wednesday: Vancouver 2006

Once again, in the spirit of the Olympics, here are images from my business trip to Vancouver in Oct. 2006. It was my first and only visit and have to say, it’s one of the coolest cities I’ve visited. Enjoy.

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Culinary Travel Solo Travel

So Excited, SoBe Wine & Food Fest is Days Away!

I’m so excited, Food Network’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off this Thursday (Feb. 25, 2010) and I’ll be attending Saturday’s Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village to see celeb chefs as Bobby Flay, Rachel Ray,and Emeril Lagasse create super star dishes. Last year I attended Harrah’s Casino Night with Paula Deen (check out the video) and Barilla’s Interactive Cooking Event with Guy Fieri.

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Wordless Wednesday: Florida-Olympic Connection

In the spirit of the Olympics, here’s a shot of skates signed by Florida Olympians Caydee Denney & Jeremy Barrett and Amanda Evora & Mark Ladwig, pairs figure skaters who represented Team USA earlier this week in Vancouver.

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Solo Travel

Sorry, But I’m Sick

I’d love to share a trip to Atlanta which included a visit to Flip Burger Boutique, animal print robes in a bar, and my “missed connection” at ATL.

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Solo Travel

Toenail Jabs Foot, Draws Blood in Hotel Room

Stayed at the Embassy Suites Birmingham last week during a business trip and had an unfortunate, gross situation. I stepped on a toenail clipping (not belonging to me) and it pierced my sock, jabbed my foot and drew blood!

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Wordless Wednesday: Sweet Valentine

Nothing says “I’m in like with you” (or, “I love you,” depending on your relationship situation) like a sugary, sweet cookie.

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Culinary Travel Solo Travel

Birmingham’s World-Famous Fried Green Tomatoes

Yesterday I was in Birmingham, Ala., and rather than sinking my teeth into good ole’ barbecue, I ventured over to the Irondale Café in nearby Irondale for their world-famous fried green tomatoes. You can take the girl out of New York but can’t take the Yankee out of the girl. I love food in all shapes, forms, and tantalizing flavors and textures. I’m always up for tasting something new and rarely turn my nose at anything edible.That’s why it’s so hard for me to say I’m not a fan of fried green tomatoes.

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Wordless Wednesday: Need a Little Sunshine

Not sure about where you live but the past few days, my part of Florida hasn’t lived up to the Sunshine State name. What to do? Share a little bit of sunshine from my trip to Denver in July 2010. The shadow is that of my Uncle PhilZzzz. Wishing you a sunny day.

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Fuzzies, Gadgets & Stuff

National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 5, 2010

Did you know: heart disease is the #1 killer of women? Help raise awareness of this deadly illness by joining The Heart Truth® and wearing red on Friday, Feb. 5, during National Wear Red Day. Spread the message, Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear – It’s the #1 Killer of Women®. Check out The Read More »

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