Oakville Grocery

Looking for expensive groceries and gourmet food items from Napa like fresh jams, nuts coated in fancy seasonings, and salted chocolates to take back in your suitcase? Then Oakville Grocery is the place for you. While Oakville Grocery is insanely priced, everything they sell is also insanely delicious and convinces me that yes I do … More Oakville Grocery

Gott’s Roadside

It is time, once again, to discuss burgers. Growing up in the Midwest, our options were either the very flat McDonald’s style burger, the thick pub style burger that you get in a sit down restaurant which requires a fork and knife to eat (plus it costs upwards of $20), or a freshly grilled backyard … More Gott’s Roadside

Napa Farmhouse Inn

Napa could definitely be considered one of the capitals of the hotel market. There are endless top rated hotels to choose from, all with their own inviting aesthetic, relaxing spas, and delicious restaurants. Even hough every year multiple new hotels continue to open, they all stay booked, busy, and expensive. Although almost every one of … More Napa Farmhouse Inn

Oxbow Market

I am always a sucker for a “cafeteria style” indoor market with a long line of food stalls, no matter how touristy it may seem. Napa’s Oxbow Public Market did not disappoint as it introduced me to one of the best beef sandwiches I have ever tried from the delicious Five Dot Ranch and Cookhouse’s … More Oxbow Market

Eveleigh

A farm to table restaurant on the Sunset Strip, an interesting combination! The Sunset Strip is more known for classic Hollywood clubs and dive bars also acting as late night music venues, but tucked away along this iconic street is the cozy and tasty restaurant Eveleigh. I am a huge fan of any place that … More Eveleigh

Atwater Village

Atwater Village may be small, but it is mighty. Wedged in between Glendale and Los Feliz in LA, I passed Atwater Village a few times before finally taking the time to stop and explore the little town with colorful storefronts. Atwater Village’s main street is along Glendale Blvd, at the cross streets of Seneca Ave … More Atwater Village

Father’s Office

I would say burgers are one of my top indulgent foods (besides anything with sugar of course). Anytime I have a strong craving it is usually for a delicious burger. So, when Father’s Office, a little hole in the wall in Santa Monica, was listed on travel websites as having some of the best burgers … More Father’s Office

The Surfrider Hotel

Across from my favorite beach in Southern California, in my second favorite place in the world, sits one of my now favorite hotels, The Surfrider Hotel. A lot of things in Los Angeles get listed on every travel website as a must see and tend to be over-hyped in some way, but wow, the Surfrider … More The Surfrider Hotel

Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose is a local favorite, which means tourists who happen to be shopping along Melrose Ave and spot the Taste sign during brunch rush hour are usually turned away from the busy watering hole without a reservation. The first time I tried Taste, it was a somewhat last minute decision on my part, … More Taste on Melrose