• Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Charity Wine Dinner

    The Ritz-Carlton Charity Dinner

    November 15, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain serves Tucson through their Community Footprints Program. This year, newly-appointed executive chef Emily Dillport and the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain hosted the Breast Cancer Charity Wine Dinner. Without a doubt, Dillport plans to make the elevated six-course dinner a new annual event. In the past, the resort has supported the American Cancer…

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    Botanist Bar and Cocktail Lab

    November 15, 2019

    Imagine a cocktail that leaves you intrigued, captivated and engaged. While visiting Vancouver, discover Botanist at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Inside, you will encounter Botanist Bar and Cocktail Lab’s whimsical menu and chemist-like libations.   When sitting at the bar, you have a high chance of meeting one of their charismatic bartenders, Max Curzon-Price. Curzon-Price…

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    The Phoenician: a Luxury Collection Resort

    October 22, 2019

    Disclaimer: Thank you to The Phoenician: A Luxury Collection Resort for sponsoring my weekend stay. For my 30th birthday celebration I partnered up with the Phoenician: a Luxury Collection Resort to experience their newly-refreshed property, opulent spa and various eateries. Since I had just returned from exploring Maui, a full staycation was exactly what I…

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  • The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel: RAYA

    September 10, 2019

    RAYA, one of six eateries at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, offers a locally-sourced restaurant menu influenced by Pan-Latin cuisine. The ambiance makes it impossible to not fall in love with this AAA Five-Diamond Resort: the sound of the ocean’s waves, the salt-scented breeze and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from the 150-foot seaside bluff.…

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  • The Phoenician: A Culinary Experience

    August 30, 2019

    Quality is consistent among the eateries at The Phoenician: A Luxury Resort. From the crafted cocktails at The Phoenician Tavern to the 8oz filet at Jean-Georges Vongerichten concept, I was never disappointed with the food at the AAA Five-Diamond resort! Below, I listed my top recommendations and provided additional insight on each restaurant J&G Steakhouse…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain: The Masters of the Craft

    June 13, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain presented their chefs with the opportunity to showcase their technical skills and creativity through the Masters of the Craft, a Marriott-based volunteer competition. Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Mangione and newly-appointed Executive Chef Emily Dillport invited me to participate as one of three judges for the event! As you can imagine, I…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain: A Culinary Experience

    January 30, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is a desert luxury experience nestled into the historical foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, where the Hohokam tribe resided until 1450 AD. Alex and I thoroughly enjoyed our sponsored stay with the Ritz-Carlton. It was a weekend getaway filled with a divine culinary experience and plenty of relaxation. As someone who…

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  • Goodness New Menu Items

    August 28, 2018

    Goodness has been on my radar for at least three years since I first discovered the restaurant as a college student. My love for Goodness originally began as a result of not being able to find healthy options on campus. Naturally I was thrilled when one of my favorite eateries invited me to taste some…

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  • 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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