• How To Dress For A Conference: 5 Easy Tips!

    How To Dress For A Conference

    Over the years I’ve been to my fair share of marketing and advertising conferences. They’re a great way to freshen up your knowledge, connect with colleagues, hear expert speakers, and catch up with friends in the industry. Leading up to the conference, it’s easy to spend hours pouring over the lengthy and detailed agendas. They’re typically chock full of digital and social offerings, tracks dedicated to content marketing and community management, photography and video tutorials, and PLENTY of networking opportunities with fellow attendees and brands. Then, at some point a week or so before it’s time to leave, this question inevitably pops up: What should I wear? How To Dress For A Conference Well,…

  • There are many reasons to visit Brooklyn. My favorite is the food options within reach!

    Brooklyn Based Foodie Tour

    There are many reasons to visit Brooklyn. My favorite is for the food, with each visit becoming a Brooklyn based foodie tour! One of the fabulous things about living smack dab in the middle of the East Coast is that we have several major cities within a few hours’ drive: Philly, Baltimore, Charlottesville, and Washington D.C.,  to name a few. Whether it’s signing up for a White House tour, catching a Broadway show, shopping endlessly, visiting the National Aquarium, or a host of other experiences, you’ve got options. Tons of them. And, if you’re a foodie like me, those regional destinations become even more amazing, especially when THE foodie mecca is a mere three-and-a-half hour drive away and…

  • Twinbrook Deli Italian cold cut, in Rockville, Maryland. Best. Subs. Ever.

    The Twinbrook Deli Italian Cold Cut Sub

    The Twinbrook Deli Italian cold cut: Best. Sub. Ever. Growing up in the D.C. suburbs, and even now only an hour away from both Baltimore and D.C., you’d think a good Italian cold cut sub would be easy to find. In fact, it’s not. That’s not to say there aren’t lots of deli options around. There are. It’s just that none of them are amazing. Either the bread’s too dense, or the cold cuts aren’t very good, or… Or, it’s because they’re not Twinbrook Deli. I sometimes wonder if my snobbishness towards subs stems from being exposed to Twinbrook Deli, in Rockville, Md., at a very young age — and then…

  • Explore The 7 Best Restaurants in Monterey, CA!!!

    Explore The 7 Best Restaurants In Monterey

    Chef Christopher is back with a new guest post about some of the best restaurants in Monterey. Time to plan a road trip! – Liza Monterey was the first Asian populated city in the United States, and it’s since become a really popular tourist place. Keeping this in mind, most of the restaurants located on California’s Monterey Peninsula are usually aimed at out-of-towners. The beauty of this is, as tourists discover a lot of attractive places to explore, they can also enjoy different types of tasty cuisines that are Asian-based. When it comes to Monterey’s cuisine, one thing you can be sure of is that it has a distinctly Asian taste. Majority of the time, Monterey has…

  • Spanish moss hanging from trees in Savannah, Ga.

    Foodie Destination Bucket List

    As a member of From Left to Write, I received a copy of Under Magnolia for review purposes. Those of you who’ve been reading for a while know that I think back fondly to the years I spent living in Savannah, Ga., right after college. It was a time of rebirth and emotional growth for me, and the city melded the perfect amount of warmth, charm and beauty (itself and through the various friends  made) to move me forward. And the food. Ohhhhhh, the food. I met my first banana pudding while living there. I discovered the very best cobbler recipe EVER. Hands down. I tasted prickly pear margaritas, and watched as classic,…

  • Phillips Seafood Restaurant Baltimore

    Phillips Seafood Baltimore

    Phillips® Seafood invited me to their Baltimore location to enjoy a complimentary meal at their family-run restaurant. It didn’t take me more than a few seconds to say, “YES!” after getting the invite. Fresh seafood (that I didn’t cook myself) and a date night FTW! Growing up in Maryland, and with family that hails from the New England coast, you get on the fresh seafood bandwagon early. I think I had my first fresh lobster experience before school was even a glimmer on the horizon. You can add “steamers” to that list too (steamed clams served with drawn butter…mmm…). Baltimore is about 45 minutes from where we live now, which makes grabbing an impromptu date night dinner…

  • My Audition Video for Food Network’s All-Star Academy

    Last fall I found myself back up in New York for a casting call for a new season of Food Network’s All-Star Academy, another show centered on home cooks. I didn’t make the cut, but I had a fantastic time going through the process and hanging with my sister in Brooklyn, scouring the city for cheap eats and things to get into. Like last year’s casting call, I had to create a video for Food Network’s All-Star Academy prior to showing up. The parameters were VERY specific: BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MINUTES LONG. FOLLOW THE PROMPTS AND BE SURE TO ANSWER ALL OUR QUESTIONS. DO NOT SIMPLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS Q&A STYLE.…

  • Gino's Steaks - an authentic Philly cheesesteak haunt.

    A Real Philly Cheesesteak

    I’m on a mission is to find an authentic Philly cheesesteak—Cheese Whiz and all! As part of my ambassadorship, Stonyfield sponsored my attendance at Women Get Social Philadelphia 2014. As an outsider, I’ve been on a quest to find a real Philly cheesesteak. Those of us who live near Philadelphia (I’m about a two-and-a-half hour drive away) have heard the hype: Geno’s or Pat’s? There-in lies the question. An eternal foodie/cheesesteak dilemma. I’m sure locals will tell you to forget the Pat’s and Geno’s hype, and instead check out [insert hole-in-the-wall joint here] to get a REAL Philly cheesesteak. Perhaps. I still feel like checking out one of the two Philly…