Sabbia at La Birreria

It’s back ! Pop up restaurant at eatalys’s rooftop in the flat iron district in NYC. It’s a Winter alps themed restaurant with a retractable roof overlooking fifth ave.

Complete with a log cabin theme with string lights hung all around the bar/restaurant. lots of furs around for a cozy, warm feel.You don’t want to miss :

The Polenta bar- yum creamy polenta served on a wooden board comes out freshly prepared for you to enjoy. Polenta was seasoned with rosemary and thyme and Parmesan!

🧀 Cheese board how can you come to eataly and not get some cheese ?! it is so fresh and creamy! Great way to start your meal!<<<<<<<<<<<< you warm 🍷🍸🍹 like the Vin Brul'e (mulled wine, brandy, cinnamon, and anise)!and boozy hot cocoa, and a tiramisu martini. Fresh pasta 🍝 like the Fusilli and Gnocchi perfectly al dente 👌 Reservations highly recommended I booked mine thru the opentable app!
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200 Fifth Ave

New York,NY

Dekalb market – BK

The Dekalb Market in Brooklyn is super cool. It’s kind of like an indoor Smorgasbord.

As soon as you take the escalator down you see the famous Kats Deli. 😍<< ey also have a Fortina located in the Hall. Lots of choices so I had to narrow down my options. After a quick walk around this is what I chose: Potato Pierogis @ the Pierogi Boys topped with sour cream bacon and scallions ..cuz everything is better with bacon. 🥓 I've had my share of pierogis since my mom is full blown polish. But, these pierogis are super fresh and in a league of their own. Boiled to perfection. 👌 Icecream from Ample Hills Creamery 🍦 ooooey gooooey buttercake deliciousness. The word butter cake says it all! I was so tempted to take home a pint of it. However, we had a long drive home and I was afraid it would melt. Arepas de choclo from Arepa Lady came highly recommended. This was the main reason I stopped to try one. The corn tortilla and cheese melts in your 👄 mouth! Extremely filling ! Staff was super helpful and friendly!

I went into a food coma on my way home. 🏡😴

SightSeein in San Fran 🚃👯

I have been wanting to check out San Francisco, California for some time now.

I’m always looking to explore new places.

After researching best places to  visit in November, San Fran came up!

We were a lil worried due to the fact that fire and devastation hit Napa and Sonoma this October.

However, it worked out just fine and they need tourists more now than ever. And here we are. 👯🍷☀️🚃

Sonoma Wine Tour: We booked a last minute tour thru our hotel. We were picked up right from our hotel and drove into Sausilito which looked like beautiful town to stay in. We stopped at two wineries, Jacuzzi Winery and Homewood Winery that included genorous tastings. We had beautiful views of the Sonoma vineyards, and we got to hang out in each winery for awhileWe stayed in Hotel Zephyr, a cute boutique hotel located in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Fisherman’s Wharf is a great place to stay since you are close to Pier 39 which has a lot of shops and restaurants. There are quite a few seafood restaurants to choose from.

They are known for their New England Clam Chowder and fresh seafood. We had a delicious meal at PierMarket.

At Pier 39, you can also take a cruise to check out Alcatraz and the Golden State Bridge.

Pier 39 also has a hang out spot for Seals where you can see them lounge  and hear them “bark”.

Mr Holmes Bakehouse 1042 Larkin St

San Francisco, CA 94109

I got baked in San Francisco. They are known for their cronuts.  A croissant mixed with a powdered sugar 🍩 donut! Yum ! It’s a tiny space but be sure to get your pic in front of the neon “I just got baked” sign.They close at 2:30pm so be sure to get there early!

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I had the spaghetti 🍝 it was soooo fresh and tasty.

Simple and Al dente with fresh basil just how I like it.

As good if not better than Scarpetta! (another fav of mine)

Make reservations they get pretty busy! They also have Pizzeria Delfina next door!Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar

950 Mason St

San Francisco, CA 94108

Once I saw the pictures of a live band on a floating boat/stage in a lagoon I knew I had to check this bar/restaurant out. Located inside The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Offering Polynesian- Fusion cuisine, Mai Tai’s, and of course pina colada’s. You don’t come here for the food you come here for the experience. FYI they do not take reservations if you aren’t a guest of the hotel. Golden Gate Bridge: There are several ways to view and take pics of The Golden Gate Bridge. We took a cruise out to the bridge which was pretty cool. We went right up to it and got incredible shots. We also were able to get a clear view of Alcatraz. We also took an uber out to Golden Gate look out. I hear fog can be a problem. However, we got lucky and the fog did not disrupt our view at all. The famous Full House House ( I am a 80’s baby)and The Painted Ladies: Gorgeous Victorian houses painted in lovely pastel colors.

I also visited Chinatown where I ate Dim Sum and shopped around for cheap souvenirs.

Try to get a ride on a old school cable car if you can. The wait can exceed an hour!

Have you been to San Francisco ? What are some of your favorite things to do and eat there?

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‘‘Tis the Season For Gifting

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Holiday Season is upon us! 🎁 Here are a two of my favorite gifting items this year.

Mantra Band A cute and trendy bangle bracelet that reminds you to be a “Warrior” or “Breathe”. I have one I wear all the time that reads : “She believed she could so she did”. What’s your mantra? Great for gifting your bestie to help her keep optimistic and positive. 👯

Use code: Blackfriday for 20% off and free shipping.

This is a perfect Treat Yo Self’ gift. Fred and Far Self Love Pinky Ring.. I love these lil rings so much and I love the message behind it. It comes with a lil card that comes with a pledge to love yourself. It’s a beautiful ring that has an upside down triangle lab created stone. You can choose from sterling silver, yellow gold, or rose gold. If you love yourself put a ring on it. This is my first holiday being single ..pretty much ever. This product is big on Self love and self worth which a lot of women struggle with.

They also have a sale going on. No promo code needed.

Love Me Some Philly

I have made several trips out to Philly over the past few years. It’s close to NYC and it is truly a Foodie’s Paradise.

I tried a new spot out this time and went for Sonny’s to get my Philly Cheese steaks

Old City Beergarden that stood out on the street with a cool outdoor seating area and bar to grab a cold one on a hot day. They provide giant checkers, and bean bag toss for you to entertain yourself with.

Food Truck Mashup at Empire Casino

Poutine with Crab

Food Truck Mash up at the Yonkers Raceway Empire Casino in Yonkers NY ..

Gone are the days of The Westchester County Fair and Flea Markets..

Food trucks from NY and NJ came to compete for the title of Best Food Truck ..

Souvlaki Truck .. Grilled Cheese Truck ..Empanada Trucks..

and of course Westchester’s Fav hot dog spot Walter’s was there .. and won Best Food Truck

Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork and Mac and Cheese. Soooo yummy!

This event was Family Friendly and there was Live Music

Over The Top Milkshake from Carnivale Food Truck .. Salted Caramel milkshake topped with a powdered sugar donut and whipped cream.. It was heavenly…

I’ll def be there next year it was like a lil Westchester Smorgasbord.

Fortina In YO

After eyeing Christian Petroni (chef and co-owner of Fortina’s) Instagram I was very happy to see a new location opening in Yonkers, NY (My hometown). It’s located in North Yonkers.. off North Broadway (behind the Apple Bees). They are revamping the area. A plush Blow is opening as well as a Taco Project..

Anyway, back to Fortina.. I was making dinner plans to head to the Stamford, CT location to get my fix. However, I received a last min invite to a soft opening in  Yonkers!!!! So best believe I was there..

They have Great parking! The building is super cool in an old industrial building. They did a great job on the inside. Lots of exposed brick and Grafitti/street art gives it a really hip vibe. You totally don’t feel like you are in Yonkers or in a Pizza restaurant. The servers and the staff are so attentive and friendly. I have yet to be in any other restaurant with such cool staff. It has a great open concept where you can see what is going on in the kitchen and bar area.

The food!! Their goal was for the food to taste as ahhhmazing at the other 3 locations and they have succeeded. The food is just as delicious as the other fabulous locations.

Wine and cocktails are top notch (same menu).

Pasta is perfectly al dente just how I like it!

Garlic bread is crusty and cheesy just how it should be with a side of Marinara.

The cannoli is stuffed with a surpirse (nutella). I find it to be much more heavenly tasting than the ones on Arthur Ave and Lil Italy.

Since it was the soft opening, the man himself Christian Petroni was there making the rounds. I got to chat him up a bit about his latest creation Fortina in Yonkers. He was giving us a rundown on the space and talking about the big garden that is going to be outside with a wood burning hearth. He has been a hard guy to get a hold of between this new project, the new Brooklyn location, and of course the birth of his first born child. He is such a great, friendly, and charismatic guy that you can’t help but want good things to happen for him.

Have you checked out Fortina in Yonkers yet ?!

They are officially open!

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Burger Joint- Le Parker Meridian

Great no thrills lil speak easy fast food joint inside the upscale Le Parker Meridian in New York City. Cash Only. You seat yourself .. ya gotta be quick to snag a table here! Lines are typically long and didn’t move as quick as I thought it woul.

Burger was super juicy and tastey ..I wanted another but didn’t want to be greedy.. French fries were also fresh and delicious. This place is zagat rated and comes up on a bunch of lists as best burger in NYC. Is it the best burger I ever had ? Nah. but it was up there and I loved to look around at all the old posters and scribbling on the walls.

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BLVD

BLVD …A Posh new Salon opened up in Scarsdale Village recently and I decided to check it out.

But It’s more than a typical Salon ..

It’s a multi brand beauty shop.

They offer nails, by Valley that offer awesome nail art that was once only found in NYC. My nail artist was Carol.

Dream dry offers blow outs ..waves… braids ..updo’s..anything you can think of! My girl Myra hooked me up with a side braid and waves. I wanted something different and something I couldn’t do on myself. I have tried so many times to watch you tube videos and braid it myself but i just couldn’t get it right. She was so friendly and easy to talk to. My hair was soooo fabulous when I left (runway ready).

My makeup was done by Nicole who was a sweetheart and I had a great chat with her as she was doing my makeup. I opted for a soft natural look with a bright lip. I’ll be using her for my next event 💁

They have iPads where you can sort thru images to find some inspiration on the look you are going for!

New clients get 20% off their first service

BLVD

12 chase rd

Scarsdale, NY 10583

Stay Beautiful !

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Unicorn Special🦄🦄

After seeing enough yummy instagram posts of this adorable looking icecream in a fish cone I caved. The Unicorn Special had my name written all over it (And I say I’m not Basic)!

I finally took the drive down there after eating at Beyond Sushi , another Fab place.

The place is Taiyaki, which is the name of the fish shaped cake that they put the ice cream in. The icecream is pretty basic yumminess but the fish cake was to die for. I was told the red bean makes it so yummy. It was soft and warm like a freshly baked cake. And that, paired with the icecream was amazing! I’m sure the line can get long..however I went on a weekday night.

Taiyaki NYC

119 Baxter St

New York, NY