Dress Fitting with Modern Trousseau Couture

One of my favorite stops on the dress fitting tour was with Modern Trousseau of New Haven. All their dresses are custom and they make them in house out of their Woodbridge facility. The staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and friendly. It was such a warm and welcoming and friendly environment.  The lady that…

How Portugal Helped Me Prepare For Thailand

I learned a lot about myself, about travel and about packing from my trip to Portugal, and funny enough that trip has taught me so much and has taught me so much about the planning aspect of my trip to Thailand and Vietnam and South Korea. The biggest lesson that I learned was to bring…

Portugal: These are a few of my favorite things

    The cheese. I have always been all about cheese, and I love all cheeses. Creamy cheeses, hard cheeses, mild cheeses. In fact you could do an entire tour or multiple tours in Portugal just based on their cheeses. I certainly went around and tried different cheeses. 2) The food. The food was absolutely…

Ginjinha You Ever Had

I’ll be honest, I do quite like port. However, port is rather strong for my taste. It does taste rather nice with cheese and chorizo, and in fact, I had it with my cheese and chorizo. Still, I am typically more partial to sweeter drinks, that smell nice and taste nice, perhaps a bit fruity…

How Instagram Has Influenced Where I have Chosen to Travel

Let’s be honest. Instagram is such a magical place. Instagram, on more occasion than one has inspired me and played a huge factor in my decision to travel to many of the destinations that I have traveled too. I just love scrolling through various images of far off and exotic locations. My trip to Iceland…

Dress Fitting with David’s Bridal

One of my first fittings for bridal gowns was with David’s Bridal. I visited the store in Manchester, CT. They are inexpensive and more suited to my budget. I must have tried on 8 or 9 dresses their. A lovely consultant and sales associate grabbed the dresses that caught my eye, and I tried them…

Olaias Park Hotel Review

Olaias Park Hotel. I absolutely loved this hotel. Why? The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and well versed. They were able to answer all of my questions quickly and efficiently. It was one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed at. Normally I do not like to book hotels that I do not…

Basic Currant Scones (Courtesy of King Arthur Cooking Class)

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons sugar 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled 1/2 cup currants (or other add ins) 1 egg, separated (reserve the white for brushing on top of scone) 3/4 cup cold whole milk Directions: Preheat the oven to…