Celebrity Silhouette Specialty Dining: The Porch

The Celebrity Solstice-class ships, including the Silhouette, all have an expansive lawn club. Real grass growing on the top deck of the ship, perfect for lounging, reading, relaxing, or in our case, dining. We chose The Porch for a lovely and relaxed lunch while docked in St. Thomas.

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Celebrity Silhouette Specialty Dining: Murano

Goat cheese souffle at Murano.

It may seem like all we did on our vacation was eat, but that is not true. We also drank. Celebrity Silhouette offers six specialty dining venues in addition to the main dining room, Luminae (the suite class dining room), Blu (Aqua Class dining room), and the Oceanview Cafe . . . → Read More: Celebrity Silhouette Specialty Dining: Murano

Celebrity Silhouette: Qsine

Disco shrimp, a house specialty.

I’ve cruised on one other Celebrity ship with Qsine restaurant before, but never tried it because it seemed, well, kitschy. And when I dine, I prefer good food over kitsch any day of the week. My friend Nikki, however, had enjoyed Qsine twice, and she has good taste. So . . . → Read More: Celebrity Silhouette: Qsine

Farmhouse Kitchen, Boca Raton

Farmhouse Kitchen is a lovely choice in Boca.

We recently met some friends for dinner, and in choosing a location it had to meet a stringent set of criteria. Somewhere between Delray Beach and Hollywood, preferably in Boca, vaguely child-friendly, good food and casual atmosphere. I also didn’t want to go someplace absurdly expensive. . . . → Read More: Farmhouse Kitchen, Boca Raton

Miami Spice: Il Mulino, Sunny Isles Beach

An array of bread choices at Il Mulino.

Miami Spice month-and-a-half is an excellent opportunity to try new restaurants, or old favorites, with a pre-set three-course menu for $39 per person. My parents seized the opportunity to take us to Il Mulino for our anniversary. When we lived in New York, we were one . . . → Read More: Miami Spice: Il Mulino, Sunny Isles Beach

Park City, Utah: Eating Deer Valley

Vegetable pizzette at The Brass Tag.

Admittedly, my favorite part of any ski day is lunch, and I am happy to report that Deer Valley dining is just as good in the summer as in the winter months. Although we had limited time and did not stop at every venue, we did hit up . . . → Read More: Park City, Utah: Eating Deer Valley

Park City, Utah: Deer Valley Summer Fun

Deer Valley is stunning any time of year.

Park City is synonymous with winter sports: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski jumping. Pretty much anything you can do on skis happens in Park City. Historically, FKGuy and I have visited our friends in Park City mainly in the winter. Although FKGuy has skied other mountains, . . . → Read More: Park City, Utah: Deer Valley Summer Fun

Eating Moab, Utah: Desert Bistro, Miguel’s Baja Grill

There is always room for dessert.

America’s national parks are wonderous to visit, but they are not known for being in areas of culinary greatness. Nonetheless, I chose which area to travel (Bryce vs. Arches/Canyonlands) based solely on where I thought we would have a better anniversary meal. No, I am not joking. After . . . → Read More: Eating Moab, Utah: Desert Bistro, Miguel’s Baja Grill

Moab, Utah: Canyonlands National Park

The vistas are never ending.

A long, hot day in Arches was immediately followed by a slightly-less-long and not-nearly-as-sweltering day in Canyonlands National Park. Forty minutes of driving a virtually empty road, with several hairpin curves along the way, led us to the gate of Canyonlands. Our route took us to Islands in the . . . → Read More: Moab, Utah: Canyonlands National Park

Moab, Utah: Arches National Park

I will take any excuse to see my friends. I’ll also take any excuse to turn attending a wedding or bar mitzvah into a vacation. That is how we ended up in Moab, Utah, at Arches National Park (and Canyonlands, but that is another post.) Our usual Park City visits happen with several feet . . . → Read More: Moab, Utah: Arches National Park

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