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Tapas = My New Favorite Thing in the World. Ever.
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Tapas = My New Favorite Thing in the World. Ever.

Philadelphia, P.A. OH. MY. GOSH. I’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty-something years while the rest of the world discovered, enjoyed and mass marketed tapas-style cuisine. More realistically, I first heard of “tapas” maybe a few years ago but never made reservations to try it with a bucket list of restaurants that already stretches down pages … Continue reading

Mamma Mia Francesca!
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Mamma Mia Francesca!

TRIANGLE RESTAURANT WEEK Raleigh, N.C. My mom always raves about a “cute, swanky” restaurant located under the Renaissance Hotel in North Hills called Mia Francesca Trattoria. With each trip she takes there to catch up with girlfriends, she comes back home with plates of leftovers in hand. With the impression of hefty portions, my friend Nina … Continue reading

Philly at Night
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Philly at Night

Philadelphia, P.A.  I keep coming back to this city to find the delightful dives and vibrant neighborhoods that make it such a special place to explore. With each visit, I embark on a new adventure and discover so many places and people that make the City of Brotherly Love so lovely. With the night breeze in my … Continue reading

Grilling Season is Here
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Grilling Season is Here

The season of patio grilling has finally arrived! What better place than to start at home sweet home? For as long as I can remember, my family loves playing host to cookouts and potlucks; but tonight we spread out the tablecloth and enjoyed a seriously delicious steak dinner together out on the patio. With the smoky scent of … Continue reading

Perks of Being a Vinyl Lover
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Perks of Being a Vinyl Lover

Carrboro, N.C. If you’re looking for a record store that isn’t just a record store, Vinyl Perk is that place. The moment I stepped into the hole-in-the-wall shop, I knew it served as a hub for Carrboro natives and vinyl lovers everywhere. With a vintage turntable spinning Queen’s “We Will Rock You” in the corner, little tables … Continue reading

Ooh la la, Jubala
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Ooh la la, Jubala

Raleigh, N.C. Jubala Village Coffee instantly became one of my favorite coffee shops in the Triangle area since its opening a few years back in the cute, Europe-inspired Lafayette Village. Want to know how hipster they are? Steel and brick accented decor, big cups and saucers, local artists’ pieces on the wall for sale, oddly shaped waffles, … Continue reading