Vienna in the Winter

Vienna is a grand, majestic city, with a slight feeling of emptiness. To me it speaks of a city once at the very height of Western civilization; now still stunningly beautiful but holding an atmosphere of grander days gone by. To convey this feeling I decided to portray Vienna in black and white. Vienna was a Medieval and Baroque city developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements, and was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The old town is rich in stunning architecture, including many Baroque castles and gardens, and has an amazing Ringstrasse from the late 19th century, lined with grand buildings, parks and monuments. Read More ›

A Warm Weekend in Miami Beach

By the time March rolls around in New York City, I’m always craving warm weather. The calendar says that spring is around the corner, but the chilly temps always prove otherwise. Last March, when my husband and I had enough of the extended winter in New York, we decided to book a quick, three-day trip to Miami. Read More ›

Walking the Streets of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has always been on my list of places to visit. When a band I’d wanted to see was playing live in the city, a friend and I decided it was finally time to make the trip! The city was just as beautiful as I had imagined and full of pretty bridges crossing the many canals, bicycles everywhere (be careful when walking!), gorgeous old terraced houses growing charmingly wonky with age, wooden shutters, and, of course, never-ending tulips. Read More ›

Honeymooning in Singapore and Langkawi

A few days after our wedding weekend we jetted off for a four-night stay in Singapore, our first honeymoon destination. We wanted our first stop to be a city break and, having visited Singapore a few years prior, we knew it would be a great pit stop to unwind from the whirlwind of the wedding. We stayed at the recently built and elegant Fullerton Bay Hotel in a suite with stunning views of the marina and the incredible ship-like Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The breakfasts were absolutely enormous, the service truly spectacular, and the rooftop pool bar was simply superb. We spent our first two days half-submerged in the pool, acclimating to the humidity of Singapore, drinking delicious cocktails and fresh juices, eating the most incredible truffle-oil french fries, and trying desperately to get a semblance of a tan. As with all of our holidays, food played a leading role in our trip. We ate our way around Singapore, hunting down the famous black pepper crab I had been craving since my first trip. Read More ›

A Local’s Guide to Seattle

After moving to Seattle just over two years ago from Florida, I felt like I was in a new world of year-around activities. The weather is mild — Florida-like thunderstorms are incredibly rare. You can always throw on a jacket and head to the mountains, the water, a plethora of tourist sites, and, of course, a number of gems in our thriving food scene. Traveler’s Tip: Unless you’re visiting in the summer, come prepared with a hooded rain jacket. Leave your umbrellas at home, or you’ll stick out like a sore thumb! Read More ›