I’m always on the lookout for new food spots to try. Most times I search the internet, read up on yelp, or get recommendations from friends to make my selection. In this instance the restaurant came to me. What I mean is the restaurant, Crisp, started following me on Twitter (my personal account) and challenged me to come in and try what they had to offer (Just to note-they did not offer to pay; they simply were a new restaurant looking to build up customers using social media).
I would consider myself a meat and potatoes kind of girl. I grew up eating most of my meals with the composition of a protein, a starch, and a vegetable. I still often follow this model today but I have been trying to break out of that mold and eat less starches and meat if possible. Eating no meat is a stretch for me…no potatoes is bad enough but take away my red meat and I may get Hangry! (In case you have not yet heard this made up word… It is the point when you are so hungry you are angry. Hungry + Angry = Hangry). But, if I am going to splurge the way I often do I need to balance it out sometimes.
I have always loved giving gifts more than receiving them. There is nothing I love more than spending the time to find the perfect gift that has heart and meaning behind it for whomever the special someone may be on the receiving end.
I recently returned from my 2nd Annual Girls Trip. A group of my girlfriends and I instituted this tradition last year in efforts to set aside time for just us to get away and leave behind the work worries, boyfriends/husbands, families and kids for a moment. You always need quality girl time! Last year it was a weekend in Mystic, Ct (You can find out more about our past adventure up on the blog Small Chick Big Deals which I also contribute to: http://smallchickbigdeals.com/2014/02/04/scbdtravels-happy-sails-to-you-mystic-ct-getaway/ ). This year it was Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Cruise to Nowhere”.
I have a large soft spot in my heart for Italy. If you have not learned this about me already, you soon will by following my blog. It is where I truly founded my appreciation and passion for all things food. I have always loved food (I even went to school for it earning my degree in Hospitality Management for my Bachelors). However; it wasn’t until my first trip to Italy (I have now gone twice) that my palate expanded and my craving for food knowledge began to grow.
I think it’s safe to say that often times the way to a woman’s heart is with chocolate, and arguably this could be true of some of you men out there too!
Not too long ago I stumbled upon a company called Blue Apron Meals on Twitter. I began to follow them as well as read up on their services. I was surprised to find that their offerings were a unique concept. Blue Apron Meals will send all the pre-portioned ingredients and recipes for 3 meals each week. It is a subscription based company that charges you weekly however; you can skip a week or cancel at any time. This structure is very similar to companies out there such as ShoeDazzle with the exception that this is on a weekly, not monthly, basis.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and whether you are part of a couple or a fun-loving single ready to find a special someone; you don’t want to be sitting on your couch drowning yourself in store bought chocolates when the holiday rolls around.