Yes! Motivational email incoming!
I have a love-hate relationship with my scale. Well, it is more like an ongoing disagreement. I think the number displayed should be vastly different than the number actually being displayed, causing a lot of name calling. Yes, I yell at my scale. I know I am not alone. Continue reading Validation (Why I ♥ My Fitbit)
The wind turbines atop the Hilton Fort Lauderdale.
Last week, I was invited to the launch party for the Hilton Fort Lauderdale wind turbine project. The Hilton Fort Lauderdale has done something incredibly cool. They are the first hotel in South Florida to install wind turbines on the roof, and we had a perfect vantage point to see the turbines from the almost-ready Conrad Fort Lauderdale. Continue reading Environmentally Friendly Hilton Fort Lauderdale
Tuna tartar. Just say yes.
Hollywood is not exactly a foodie Mecca. Sure there are some okay places, and there are the food trucks downtown on Mondays, but generally speaking, Hollywood restaurants leave a lot to be desired. So it was of great interest to me when Il Posto opened recently at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and 46th Avenue.
Continue reading Il Posto, Hollywood, Florida
The day started with an afternoon of pinot noir.
Saturday afternoon of Key West Food and Wine Festival always brings a lot of fun, usually in the form of Duval Uncorked. This year, we started our afternoon at the Santa Barbara Pinot Noir seminar, put on by the folks at Flying Goat Cellars and Riverbench. We smelled dirt. (Yes, actual dirt from the vineyard schlepped here in little tiny jars from California.) We tasted barrel samples and wines from 2010 – 2012. It was perfect for my (not-so) inner wine geek. Continue reading Key West Food and Wine Festival, Part II: The Pied Piper
Yummy wines kick off the festival.
One of my favorite events of the entire year happens each January, the Key West Food and Wine Festival, and this year was no exception. I spent a good deal of time at the Hospitality Suite selling tickets, meeting the festival goers, and of course, drinking wine. (It’s a rough job, I know.) Continue reading Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014, Part I
Clams scampi at Off the Hook
Deuce’s Off the Hook is a newcomer on the Key West dining scene and is already making a big splash. Housed in a tiny space on Simonton Street, Off the Hook seats a mere 22 people, 16 at tables and another half dozen at the bar. Although we had ordered food for delivery a few times, this week was the first time we managed to get over there for dinner, and it won’t be the last. Continue reading Deuce’s Off The Hook Grill, Key West
I am not smiling because I am happy. I am smiling because I am imagining myself kicking the person taking the photo.
When I was invited to participate in a blogger’s fitness class at Pure Barre in Fort Lauderdale, my first reaction (and my response to the email) was “Really? After my last performance in that hot yoga class you want me to come and then write about this? Oy.” Apparently the person that invited me was highly amused by the fact that I totally suck at yoga, and was not-so-secretly hoping my Pure Barre class would result in equal or greater clumsiness and self-mocking. Continue reading Pure Barre, Fort Lauderdale
The response to the photo (on the left) that I posted on Instagram and Facebook was overwhelming. Everyone thought the dish looked delicious, which it was. Many folks wanted the recipe, which doesn’t really exist. But I will write it down for you. Understand that if you don’t cook, but still want to impress guests, this will work, too, as it mostly requires cutting things. So if you can use a knife, you can make this. If you are short on time, you can also make this. Continue reading Easy Entertaining: The Tuna Appetizer
We all need more friends with benefits, right? Before you get all excited, no, I am not talking about those benefits. I am talking about run-of-the-mill, things-you-can-discuss-with-a-toddler kinds of perks. I often find myself having the following conversation with acquaintances: Continue reading Friends with Benefits
“Some days I think I would like to be the kind of person that enjoys kale smoothies. Alas, I am not, and that is OK.” That was my Facebook status update yesterday. It came on the heels of being in Whole Foods with a bunch of other people, following an exercise class at Pure Barre in Fort Lauderdale (more on that at a later time). Continue reading Drinking My Salad? No, Thank You