• Gingerbread House Dining Experience at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

    December 28, 2017

    To get into the holiday spirit, Alex and I dined in the Ritz-Carlton’s adobe-styled gingerbread house! Having dinner inside the life-sized gingerbread house was a magical experience two days before Christmas. After driving through the cacti lit with twinkling lights, we arrived at the resort and were graciously welcomed by several congenial staff. We spotted…

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  • Afternoon Tea at Bergdorf Goodman

    December 12, 2017

    With my friends visiting from Australia and being avid tea drinkers, I wanted them to experience afternoon tea in New York at Bergdorf Goodman’s BG Restaurant. One of my good friends from New York, Jill, also joined in on the experience. After having a mini photoshoot in Central Park, we headed over to Bergdorfs. The…

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  • Maynards Market & Kitchen Guest Chef Series– Italy Meets AZ

    September 13, 2017

    Thanks to Maynards Market & Kitchen, I had the opportunity to attend their delicious Italy Meets AZ six-course dinner. Italy has always held a special place in my heart and I was particularly excited to attend this dinner because the chef is from my study-abroad home in the beautiful town, Orvieto. La Dolce Vita My…

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  • Top Matcha Desserts in New York

    August 8, 2017

    Anyone who truly knows me, will know of my utmost obsession with matcha. I can’t get enough of matcha, whether I’m ordering a latte (hold the sugar) or a decadent dessert. On my most recent trip to New York, my friend Heidi  joined me to try out two more matcha places on my list. Heidi,…

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  • Omakase at Yamato

    July 3, 2017

    When Alex asked me where I wanted to eat for my birthday this past weekend, the answer was easy: Yamato for omakase. Owner and Chef Noboru created the most outstanding sushi experience I have ever had in my life, and I never thought I would find such fresh-tasting and deliciously-crafted sushi right here in Tucson.…

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  • R Bar Energy Partnership

    June 3, 2017

    I am ecstatic to tell you about my recent partnership with an amazing company based in Tucson: R Bar Energy!! I started using R Bar Energy products last summer when I stumbled across them in my bike shop. What appealed to me was the minimum ingredients that were used to create the product. I always…

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  • Memorial Day Weekend

    May 31, 2017

    On Saturday, I did my first ever bike fit and had aerobars installed! Look out for that post later this week. I needed to get my training in for my 70.3 Ironman and decided to stay in town. However, Alex and I still wanted to do something fun. He proposed the idea of a staycation…

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  • Tucson’s Top Five Margaritas

    May 6, 2017

    For everyone in Tucson looking to grab a hand-crafted margarita for Cinco de Mayo weekend, look no further! I have five local places that offer diverse margaritas: Café Poca Cosa, Guadalajara Grill, Reforma Cocina Y Cantina, Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails and Pasco Kitchen + Lounge. 1. Café Poca Cosa In general, this place takes the…

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  • Red Velvet Cupcakes

    April 29, 2017

    These are by far the BEST red velvet cupcakes you will ever have in your life! You may have caught a glimpse of them on my Instagram story! The best part of this post is I’m sharing the recipe so you can enjoy these treats as well! I recently baked these delicious, red velvet cupcakes…

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