Jon and Vinny’s

Los Angeles restaurateurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, won over my heart and stomach immediately with Jon and Vinny’s. Although I have somewhat adapted to the healthy lifestyle of Los Angeles, and have even learned to enjoy things like acai bowls and more vegetables in my meals, I will always love carbs. Jon and Vinny’s … More Jon and Vinny’s

Gjusta and Gjelina

These two restaurants that I always forget how to properly pronounce, Gjusta and Gjelina, have elevated the restaurant game in the Venice, California, area. The only interior picture I took during my first time having brunch at Gjelina was of my lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes because that was all that truly mattered. The inside of … More Gjusta and Gjelina

Ysabel

Ysabel is a trendy restaurant and bar in West Hollywood, tucked away on Fairfax Ave. I specify that it is tucked away because the actual entrance is off the street and to the side of the building, and I almost completely drove past it. This was the first time I actually experienced not feeling cool … More Ysabel

Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

This year on Christmas, we decided to do something that I have never done before, which was have a non-relative cook for Christmas. Instead of hosting the holiday at our place, or traveling back to Chicago to spend the day at a relative’s home, we drove up to Santa Barbara for a few days. Since … More Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

Republique

Yes there are an endless amount of options for places to get brunch in Los Angeles, but even after trying many of LA’s popular brunch spots, I was still highly impressed with the breakfast served at Republique. Republique is located in Los Angeles on La Brea Avenue, only a few blocks over from popular tourist … More Republique

Geoffrey’s Malibu

With my current obsession for Highway 1 and Malibu, and too small of a budget to currently afford a home in Malibu, I’m always looking for other ways to spend my days near the Pacific Ocean. Notes On Geoffrey’s Malibu: So on my ocean-side restaurant list was Geoffrey’s Malibu. Located right off Highway 1, Geoffrey’s … More Geoffrey’s Malibu

Eggslut

My favorite meal has always been breakfast, so when I first moved to LA and heard about a place with the best breakfast sandwiches it was immediately on my radar. The closest Eggslut to where I was living downtown was located at the Grand Central Market, which meant there was always a very long line, … More Eggslut

Big Sur Bakery

I never actually tried the food at Big Sur Bakery, but it is the thought that counts. Mostly I wanted to share photos from this little stop along Highway 1 because I found it adorable, I encourage you to stop by this restaurant to actually try the food, and I think these photos perfectly encapsulate … More Big Sur Bakery