The Miracle Mushroom: Discovering Chaga in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

I took a road trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in late spring to visit my friend who moved from Brooklyn to downtown Charlottesville, and while I was

Bourne Explorer Day Trips: South Williamsburg

We all know Williamsburg has been on the up-and-up for 10+ years now, and while there’s something new to experience nearly every day in that section of Brooklyn, it’s more

Bourne Explorer Day Trips: East Village

Though I now live in Dumbo, I’ve always been endlessly inspired by the energy of downtown Manhattan. True, it’s changed a lot over the past decade, but I am continually

Foragers Market – Meet the Butcher

Have you been to Foragers Market in Brooklyn? It’s one of my favorite markets in New York – not only is their selection consistently amazing, fresh, and thoughtful, but the people

Chef Bueno’s Octopus Salad

An Interview with Chef Bueno of Rancho Pescadero + Octopus Salad Recipe       Where did you start cooking? And why.    My culinary adventure started in Mexico City

Baja Cool

Baja Cool — worth the wait. Four years ago I booked a room at this newly opened resort on the pacific coast of Baja. Of course, New York weather in December

The Leader…Follows

If I am impressed with a restaurant or have mapped out a travel itinerary which exploded past my expectations…you will hear about it.     But when you land on

Underrated Simple Pleasures

The pace of life pulsates sometimes at magnum speeds. But secretly, I think it parallels one of my addictions. Mastering multitasking, gracefully. The other day, when I was en route,

Laying this years track…

Conforming isn’t my strength. It really hasn’t been my thing for as long as I can remember. My 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Cooper, detected this right away. I apparently did

The Big Island, A Heightened Perspective: Up Close and Personal in Hana

A wedding brought me to Hawaii but I left with so much more…new friendships, stunning memories and a fresh perspective. Mahalo! We were invited to our friend’s wedding on the