the brunch files: tito’s burritos and wings

the brunch files: tito’s burritos and wings

i’m on an EPIC diet at the moment as i prep for my first ever trip to jamaica on july 3rd. i’m determined to get into tip top bikini shape, but i’ll admit i had quite the cheat meal when i recently devoured tito’s burritos and wings in boonton, nj. sorry, not sorry!!! read on to hear about my experience at this awesome small chain, but more importantly, to get to the droolworthy photos! Continue reading “the brunch files: tito’s burritos and wings”

‘fill a purse’ – bloggers give back: my holiday charity event recap!

‘fill a purse’ – bloggers give back: my holiday charity event recap!

at the end of last year i hosted my second blogger’s networking event at adoro lei in conjunction with the ‘fill a purse for a sister’ campaign. giving back to women in need around the holidays felt AMAZING and i am so happy i had my blogger buds by my side to do it. read on for a full recap of the event, photos by leslie moncada photography, and some background on this fantastic charity. Continue reading “‘fill a purse’ – bloggers give back: my holiday charity event recap!”

the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago

the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago

on the last day of our weekend getaway to chicago, the hubby and i scheduled a sit down brunch. the hampton social came highly recommended, and the menu looked delicious, so i made a reservation and casually strolled over the day-of. i had no idea i was entering girl heaven. Continue reading “the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago”

the brunch files: maison pickle, nyc

the brunch files: maison pickle, nyc

a few weekends back i caught up with some of my blogger buds, megan hoole & sami mauskopf, over brunch. i had eaten at the famous jacob’s pickles several times, and due to a tragic fire it shut down (and is slated to reopen next month!) — but in the meantime, i had been dying to try their sister spot, maison pickle. the time came, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!  Continue reading “the brunch files: maison pickle, nyc”

dunks & dim sum: maketto, d.c.

dunks & dim sum: maketto, d.c.

on our first night in d.c. we arranged to have dinner at maketto, which came highly recommended as a d.c. foodie hotspot. nestled behind the facade of a hip hop-fueled sneaker shop, this out-of-the-box fusion of cambodian and taiwanese food is off the freakin’ charts. Continue reading “dunks & dim sum: maketto, d.c.”

mimosas & palm trees: the ultimate boozy (30th!) birthday brunch at nyc’s haven rooftop!

mimosas & palm trees: the ultimate boozy (30th!) birthday brunch at nyc’s haven rooftop!

ok, i know i’m biased – but i definitely definitely have the best. hubby. ever. after a (surprise) family bbq in new jersey, followed by a romantic birthday dinner at mission chinese and a few amazing gifts, he went above and beyond to throw me and my closest friends a boozy 30th birthday brunch at nyc’s haven rooftop that was nail-on-the-head blogworthy. Continue reading “mimosas & palm trees: the ultimate boozy (30th!) birthday brunch at nyc’s haven rooftop!”