You Had Me At…Soho Boutiques

One of my favorite things about New York is the carefully curated boutique stores. Not only do I admire all the clothing inside, but also the interior design of each place. Some of my favorites below include Ulla Johnson, Veronica Beard, & Prada.




You Had Me At…Tacos


People go back and forth about the differences between the east and west coasts. For me, the most noticeable difference is the Mexican food. Growing up in California, I am quite picky about my Mexican food. It was not until I finally tried Los Tacos No. 1 in New York’s Chelsea Market that I thought my tacos would be a plane flight away.  The tacos here are definitely worth making your way amongst the crowds in the Chelsea Market.

Los Tacos No 1 Website
Los Tacos Instagram

You Had Me At…Cabana

Summertime and the livin’ is easy (….well, when you are using your paid time off days…)!

I would do anything to transport myself back to the Lido in Venice right now–sitting in a beach cabana and sipping a Campari soda. A trip to the Excelsior Hotel on the island is necessary. If you’re in need a beach vacation, I highly recommend!


Hotel Excelsior Website

You Had Me At…Frozen Negronis

If you are ever in NYC in the summer, you must, must, must go to the High Line Hotel for a frozen negroni. Hidden right on 10th Avenue in Chelsea, you feel as if you just left New York City and walked into Europe. Immediately as you enter the hotel, you are in a picturesque courtyard with perfectly trimmed hedges, not to mention the surrounding historic building. The European vibe continues with the Intelligensia coffee truck to the left and outdoor garden bar to the right, which serves the very best Italian cocktails. I always go for the frozen negroni, but the “Italian Flash” frozen cocktail is a great spin on an Italian sgroppino. Get there soon, as this place is seasonal!




High Line Hotel Bar Menu

The High Line Hotel Website

Frozen Negroni Recipe @seriouseats