travel

Drinking our way across Kentucky!

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain An epic trip to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail… what so many have dreamed and raved about, was just never really on my radar. In fact, when it comes to adult beverages, I have always been more of a… Continue reading Drinking our way across Kentucky!

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Discover what’s brewing in Asheville, NC

Hopheads rejoice! For nestled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains, there is a place waiting for you - and its name is Asheville, North Carolina! More than just the city of beer, however - Asheville has more breweries per capita (23!) than any other city in the United States - it is also… Continue reading Discover what’s brewing in Asheville, NC

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Selfies of New York

Selfies. Everyone takes them - celebs, athletes, even politicians. And yours truly, of course. Whether we openly admit it or not, we all love an opportunity to snap that perfect #me moment, and any reason will do. From showing off our trending duck face selfies and boastful hey-look-ma-I-made-it selfies to our smoochy lucky-in-love selfies, elusive… Continue reading Selfies of New York

Book Reviews, books

Evvie Drake Starts Over – Linda Holmes

2020. Not just a new year, but a whole new decade! And that means that it's time for some new year's resolutions. For some of us they will be small - I'm thinking a new book challenge, and maybe lose those last 10 pounds - but for others, they will be big. Some of us… Continue reading Evvie Drake Starts Over – Linda Holmes

Book Reviews, books

My 10 favorite reads of 2019

Now that the year is over, there's no better time to recap my year in books. And because listing them all would just be too much, I've decided to make a top 10 list of the best books I have read, re-read or listened to in 2019. For me, the past year was a year… Continue reading My 10 favorite reads of 2019

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Getting the royal treatment in Charlotte, NC – day 2

If you find yourself (temporarily) sated with all the hoppy goodness, Charlotte's superbly walkable downtown, which Charlotteans have dubbed Uptown, offers some great opportunities for a culture break. Fun, pedestrian friendly, and filled with beautiful parks, interesting historical sites, one-of-a-kind museums, tasty food, and more, Uptown is the perfect place to burn off some of… Continue reading Getting the royal treatment in Charlotte, NC – day 2

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Getting the royal treatment in Charlotte, NC – day 1

When people think of the South, they envision Southern belles, debutante balls, old plantation houses and Sunday crawfish boils. Think again, however, because Charlotte, North Carolina - aka the "Queen City" - has successfully given the Old South a new modern spin. With an eclectic mix of modern architecture and historical landmarks, lush parks and… Continue reading Getting the royal treatment in Charlotte, NC – day 1

Atlanta, travel

Atlanta’s best ethnic cuisine: beyond Buford Highway edition

If you live in Atlanta, you're likely of the opinion that THE absolute best place to get your ethnic foodie fix is Buford Highway - and I might agree.. Headliner of many a foodie's culinary dream, it features some of the best and most varied international cuisine in Atlanta - all in one convenient eight… Continue reading Atlanta’s best ethnic cuisine: beyond Buford Highway edition

Book Reviews, books

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend – Katarina Bivald

In case you missed it; I'm absolutely BONKERS for BOOKS (and tea, totally nuts for tea too, but that doesn't seem relevant right now). Their weight in my hands, the way they look on my shelf, their cover art and blurbs on their backs, even their smell - kinda musty, but oh so satisfying -… Continue reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend – Katarina Bivald

Atlanta

Coffee in the city

With a coffee shop tucked behind almost every corner in Atlanta - and I'm not just talking about Starbucks! - everyone seems to have an absolute favorite spot for their caffeine fix. Whether it's for ordering that all-important first cup of joe in the morning, grabbing a mid-day pick-me-up to get you through the day,… Continue reading Coffee in the city