Marigold Kitchen: A Feast for the Senses

Marigold Kitchen: A Feast for the Senses (Agedashi tofu with wild mushroom “forest” and wild mushroom dashi) I was in Philadelphia for business this week, so I took it upon myself to explore the local culinary scene. By far, the singular gastronomic experience of my trip was visiting Marigold Kitchen. Marigold Kitchen is located in…

You Can Hate It Or Love It

YOU CAN HATE IT OR LOVE IT This year, 50 Cent and The Game’s inspiration ballad “Hate It Or Love It” turns 9. Despite its advancing age, I still hear it on the semi-reg, as I live with an ~older man~ who loves to play 90’s and early 00’s rap every single morning to wake me up….

Obsessed With Olsen

Obsessed With Olsen Without a doubt, my favorite non-puerta cerrada in Buenos Aires is Olsen. I didn’t have extremely high hopes for it going in, since many blogs cite it as a past-its-prime place for expats rather than Argentines. To be fair, I did go there once with 5 other Americans for a round of pre-boliche…

Getting Trolled In Bariloche

Getting Trolled in Bariloche After a few surreal, amazing days in Buenos Aires, we flew to Bariloche and since then it seems as though we have been non-stop trolled. Here are a few examples of U Mad?-type situations which we have encountered: 1) Circuito Chico Despite being quite aware of how out of shape we…

Patagonia Princess-ing

Patagonia Princess-ing Things have somewhat improved in Bariloche, although we are definitely ready to leave tomorrow and move on to new stomping grounds. Bariloche doesn’t have much nightlife in the summer, and the places that are open appear to be filled with barely legal Lolitas, as this is where every high school in Argentina comes…

Argentina Is For Lovers (Of Food)

Argentina Is For Lovers (Of Food) Do you like consuming delicious calorie-laden items while surrounded by Adriana Lima clones in the country which is tied with Japan for the highest anorexia rate? If so, read on and learn about the best places in Argentina to continue catering to your obese self. Just kidding, except not….

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in Uruguay

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in Uruguay The Good: La playa, or “la plasha” as it is pronounced here, is beautiful. We were excited to encounter soft sand instead of the rocky beaches in Bariloche, which made one yearn for 90’s-era water shoes. Although inflamed with jellyfish, we managed to avoid getting stung…

Buenos Aires Bucket List

Buenos Aires Bucket List I love, love, love Buenos Aires. I am so excited to have over a week to still spend there, since our first 4 days were not nearly enough to explore all of the colorful neighborhoods, chic restaurants and cool clubs. Unfortunately, Gareth has to leave me and return to work on…

SHOPPING THE FERIA SAN TELMO (2013)

Feria de San Telmo: A Must-See for Fashion Enthusiasts (2013) I have been in a bad mood since Gareth left yesterday afternoon. I miss being around him so much. He always puts me at ease and makes me feel better, and without him all of the shitty little things about travel (like cab drivers trying to rip…

WILD ABOUT WYNWOOD: PART ONE.

Before I moved to Miami, I associated the city with all of the typical SoBe cliches. Yes, there is a plethora of EDM, Eurotrash and extreme plastic surgery… All of which I can appreciate in moderation. However, the more time I spend here, the more cool and diverse people and neighborhoods I encounter. (The signature…