Priam Vineyards

Priam Vineyards in Colchester, CT. This vineyard is kind of tucked away. Still, the wines were robust and full of flavor, yet the staff was mediocre at best. I did think that the views from the vineyard were lovely and I could not have picked a more gorgeous day to visit this vineyard. I even…

Brignole Vineyards

Brignole Vineyards in East Granby, CT. What can I say about them? The staff was absolutely wonderful and excellent, and great at selling their wines and explaining the flavor profiles of each wine and what each wine pairs well with. What was also great is that Brignole also does a happy hour from 4-7, $2.00…

The Market Grille: A Restaurant Review

Hello there! For those of you who know me and know me well, you know that I am a major foodie, all these restaurant reviews and cooking class reviews should come as no surprise. A few days ago, a friend of mine and I headed to the Market Grille in Manchester CT to enjoy some…

Key Phrases To Know For Your Trip To Italy Part 1

Ciao: Hello/Goodbye Andiamo: Let’s go/we go Basta!: Enough Come stai: How are you? Come va: How is it going?/ How are you doing? Vorrei: I would like Parli….?:Do you speak? Parlo italiano: I speak Italian Dov’e: Where is? Dov’e il bano: Where is the bathroom? Preferisco: I prefer Per me: For me Food:  Un biscotto…

Visiting Portugal? Try the Lisboa Card

Heading to Lisbon anytime soon? The Lisboa CardLisboa Card would be perfect. I purchased it for my trip to Lisbon and I could not be more thrilled with that purchase. You can get the card for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Those are the perfect lengths of time for any trip, at least to see…

Arctic Char

This dish. So colorful. So healthy. So easy. For the Paleo and pescatarian in you. Ingredients: 1/2 a pound of asparagus A handful of tomatoes Lemon 1/2 pound of arctic char Red, White or Yellow onions Olive Oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit Trim asparagus and rinse Cut…

My top songs for surviving a long haul flight…

Not going to lie, when I travel, especially on those long distance flights, when I am not reading, watching movies or sleeping, I like to enjoy some music on my iPhone. I thought I might share some top pics of my favorite songs that play a huge role in getting me through those long flights…….

Rooftop 120: A Lounge in Connecticut

So, I had to. I just had to. There is a rooftop lounge in Connecticut that was calling my name. And, I was inspired by all the research and reading that I did on the rooftop bars and lounges in Thailand and Portugal where I will be visiting in the next few months. So, I…

Artisan Restaurant: A Review

In one word: Deplorable. I have been two the Artisan twice, and I have had a less than stellar experience both times. A picture of the food that my mother and I ate is below. For the appetizer, I ordered the Duck Phyllo. Let me just say that there was so much wrong with that…

Live like a local in Macerata, Italy

Ahhh….Macerata, Italy. Not a typical place for people to wind up or find themselves when traveling through Italy. Still, it is one of my favorite places and will forever hold a special place in my heart. I spent a few months of my life teaching English there if you recall. You can truly immerse yourself…