Traveling Foodie

Omni Houston Hotel

About two weeks before Hurricane Harvey I toured the Omni Houston Hotel with the Houston Food Blogger Collective.  We loved our tour and I actually wrote my review while holed up during the storm.  I never shared the post though because I soon learned that the Omni Houston took on several feet of water and would be closed for renovations.  Over a year later and $30 million in renovations, the Omni Houston is back open with a whole new look. Just last weekend, our group went back for a tour and I gotta say I love the new Omni Houston [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:09:20-05:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Tour & Taste Through IAH Terminal E

Last week, I hit George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with a boarding pass in hand, butttt did not take a flight.  What happened next was probably the coolest blogger event to date, a tasting tour of Houston's International Airport! While it was odd being at the airport and not taking a flight, it was so much fun. So follow me for my Tour & Taste Through IAH Terminal E with United Airlines and OTG (the brains behind the culinary operations!) Yume   Our first stop, Yume is a beautiful restaurant serving great Asian food to passengers.  This ain't your typical [...]

By |2018-09-27T23:33:24-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Houston Eats, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Jazz Brunch at Restaurant R’evolution

It should be no surprise that I HAD to find a brunch spot while in New Orleans for Essence Fest.  We settled on the Jazz Brunch at Restaurant R'evolution.  This restaurant is housed in the Royal Sonesta which sits prominently on Bourbon street in the heart of the French Quarter! So on top of having the perfect location, the other elements of the Jazz Brunch at Restaurant R'evolution are perfection! The Drinks We started the morning with a round of Pimm's Cups.  This cocktail includes gin, liqueur, fruit juices and a bit of spice that gives it a kick.  Before [...]

By |2018-07-15T21:51:44-05:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Brunches, New Orleans, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Highlights of Essence Festival 2018

Another Essence Festival is wrapped up and a week later I still have so many thoughts! Over 510,000 folks gathered in New Orleans to celebrate black culture, music and just good ole black girl magic!  We spent a whole weekend in New Orleans right in the thick of all of the activities and had so much!  So here are my thoughts, tips and Highlights of Essence Festival 2018! Secure the Bag, EARLY I just love all of these bags! Last year I shared that the day time exhibits at the Convention Center was one of my favorite parts [...]

By |2018-07-14T15:09:58-05:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: New Orleans, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Prepping for Essence Festival 2018

I am watching Girls Trip for the second time this weekend as I prepare for Essence Festival 2018.  My group chats are popping and I have begun the outfit sorting process.  In short I canNOT wait!  Despite having a pretty detailed breakdown of tips in my recap from last year, I decided to drop a few more gems in this Prepping for Essence Festival 2018 post! Get the Essence Fest App Have you downloaded the Essence Festival app? Looks like they scrapped the one from 2017 and started over.  Quite frankly, this new one is MUCH better than last year.  [...]

By |2018-07-02T19:06:48-05:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Events, New Orleans, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

Brunch at Fremont Chicago

My birthday celebrations continued this past weekend with a birthday trip to Chicago. Now, the main attraction for this trip was my best friend’s daughter’s birthday party.  She turned five and just so happens to have a birthday the day before mine.  After her daughter’s  “unicorn extravaganza” my bestie treated me to brunch at Fremont Chicago, because what is a better gift for someone like me?!  So here is a peek in to the Chicago brunch scene with my review of the Brunch at Fremont Chicago.  The Setup The first thing that guests should know is Fremont is literally a [...]

By |2018-06-28T22:06:34-05:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Where to Eat in Aruba

We have come to my favorite part of any trip recap, THE FOOD! With a crew of eleven people I knew I had to do research beforehand and reserve as many tables as possible before we arrived.  With google and a little bit of luck while on the island, we found a few great restaurants that I highly recommend.  Before I jump in to all of the goods on this Where to Eat in Aruba post please note that we ate outside at night a lot, as such photos were nearly impossible so this will not be much a visual [...]

By |2018-06-02T10:02:35-05:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|1 Comment

De Palm Island Aruba

In the weeks leading up to my trip to Aruba, work had been CRAZY busy.   As I sat at my desk counting down the days till Aruba, all I could think was "rest and relaxation."  So I set out to find the excursions that offered just that.  At first glance De Palm Island looked more like an island paradise for families.  A little digging and a found enough to convince me that De Palm was perfect for our travel crew as well! Check out all of the that De Palm Island Aruba has to offer below! The Inclusions The [...]

By |2018-05-11T23:29:17-05:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Things to See and Do in Aruba

When my aunts picked Aruba for our next family vacation, I thought "what is there to do there besides the beach?"  Per usual, I hit google to find all of the things that make Aruba unique!  While I did not do it all, here is my list of Things to See and Do in Aruba! Must See: On any trip to a new place one of my excursions is always a city/island highlight tour.  For Aruba, we booked a tour through Pelican Adventures.  We had a few mishaps with the booking process but in the end the tour was worth [...]

By |2018-05-06T00:42:28-05:00May 6th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|3 Comments

How to “Overpack” like a PRO

I am an overpacker.  I am the girl who brings two suitcase for a weekend trip while everyone else brings a small duffle bag.  This way I lessen my travel anxiety by ensuring I have MORE than enough for my trip.  Southwest is also my go to cause I ALWAYS need to check a bag.  Before I went to Rome I decided to make a change.  My Rome trip required three flights each way and I worried that my bag would get lost in the shuffle.  So I set out on a mission, to pack everything in a carry on [...]

By |2018-01-27T22:40:29-05:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments