A simple and elegant dinner perfect for a back patio date. Using fresh local ingredients, I whipped together this Napa Chardonnay Broiled Salmon with Roasted Asparagus and Heirloom Fingerling Potatoes. Simple and delicious paired beautifully with a big glass of wine! #foodie #recipe #wine #dinnerdate #cooklocal #seasonal

Napa Chardonnay Broiled Salmon

I’m taking a rather quick liking to Napa. The fact that damn near everything closes after 9pm is hard pill to swallow after my 24 hr/day/365 life in Vegas. But hey, maybe it’ll help me become a normal person who doesn’t run off to the gym and then grocery shopping at 3am. Actually this is highly unlikely to end as I’ve already sought out the two places in Napa where I can achieve this. Old habits die hard, right? Anyways I’ve been meaning to cook more since moving into my new place. Try and find […]

After nearly a whole year of surviving out of a suitcase, I'm finally ready to settle down and unpack. This is much unlike my always traveling self, so I thought I'd offer some tips while the experiences are still fresh in my mind. #travel #wanderlust #lifetips @wandergluttony

7 Packing Tips for Surviving out of a Suitcase

It’s weird to be feeling relief in unpacking large boxes into my new apartment, yet here I am getting settled in (at least for now.) Although my technical world travels lasted me three months, by happenstance I’ve been primarily surviving out of a suitcase just short of a full year… So it makes sense while one part of me is itching to see the world and living vicariously through my former roomie, another side of me is ready to be domesticated. From traveling to moving to being relocated due to an environmental disaster to moving […]


My Journey Through 2015

2015 was unlike any other. My first year since the beginning of my memory where I haven’t spent my year going to school. A year that brought me many notable sunrises accompanied with the tingling of excited anticipation for what the upcoming day may hold. Don’t get me wrong, 2015 was one Hell of a chaotic roller coaster. But despite facing many demons I am proud to tell you I’ve come out ahead. For better 2015 has formed me into a more grateful person who understands the value of sweating the small stuff if you […]

Sunday Surfin'. My family and our dogs have recently been relocated due to a Porter Ranch Gas Leak from SoCal Gas.

Sunday Surfin’: Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Weird that just after moving back in with my family in Porter Ranch I’m now finding myself hopping from hotel to hotel around Los Angeles due to the Porter Ranch gas leak. I just refuse to be in the same place for more than a week! No, in all seriousness my family and I have been relocated out of our neighborhood because of a methane gas leak just around the corner. SoCal Gas, who is responsible for the 40 year old pipe, has been unable to locate the source of the leak and has stated […]

Sunday Surfin' Thanksgiving. The last minute scramble to get everything in place for this national holiday!

Sunday Surfin’: Thanksgiving

A holiday centered on eating an elaborate meal with friends and family. Yeah, I’ll admit to loving Thanksgiving. I’m incredibly grateful this Thanksgiving to actually be able to celebrate with my family on Thanksgiving day. For the past few years working in the restaurant industry meant working on the holiday. If it were my restaurant (not yet, but soon) we’d always be closed Thanksgiving day. Seriously this is America, people. Can we close on at least one of the biggest National Holidays? Sheesh, buinesses everywhere get it together. Actually while we’re at it, close on […]

An open letter to the hotel I stole breakfast from in Rome. A frugal traveler's gotta do what we gotta do!

TBT: Stealing Hotel Breakfast, an Apology

Dear Hotel in Rome, I’m sorry. I was directed to meet a tour group at 9am in front of your establishment. You see, my night bus arrived at 5:45 (a frugal traveler skips nights in real beds) and I had some time to kill. After wandering aimlessly, I showed up at your doorstep bright and early at 6:30. You know, just to figure out where I was supposed to be. I was planning on going to a cafe, but from even from outside the building I saw a sign pointing to the toilettes. That’s right […]

Je suis le monde. I am the world. In light of the recent tragedy in Paris, we must remember that we work better together always not just in times of need. We recognize that all lives are equal and mourn those lost to terrorist bombings in Beirut as well. Our hearts go out to the victims and together we will rise stronger.

Je suis le monde.

I am thankful for the environment I am raised in. While I may see catastrophe and fearful images of crimes committed around me through media outlets, it does not lead me to live in a world of fear where I believe my safety is compromised. Therefore when disaster does strike it is shattering to the paradigm we live in. Recently France experienced a terrorist attack against its innocent civilians. Such a tragedy has united much of the world to stand alongside Paris and let them know we are on their side. But what of the […]

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Sunday Surfin’ 11.8.15

Another whirlwind week. And the end of an era. Alright, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but this past week I bid adieu to my home for the past 5 years. As it would happen, I’ve been offered a restaurant management position in Beverly Hills which means the dreaded Millenial moment of moving back in with your parents. I’m excited to have a new project and way of life to look forward to, but saying goodbyes is never easy. I am incredibly grateful to have the support system I’ve found in my Las Vegas knit. I’m […]

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And The Liebster Award Goes To…

Woah! What a week. I’ve had a lot of awesome news these part 7 days, some of which I’m not quite ready to share with the world (NO, I am NOT pregnant.) Coupled with my favorite holiday, Halloween, of which we all got an extra hour of this year I’d say it was a week well accomplished. Thanks for coming through Daylight Savings Time. And hello, November! I can’t hardly believe this year has gone by so quickly, but it’s not time to reflect on that just yet… One of the amazing things I woke […]

Cyclops 75 a twist on a classic cocktail, complete with blood red color and a zombie eyeball for garnish. A perfect Halloween trick and treat!

Cyclops 75 Halloween Cocktail

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Halloween is one of my favorite holidays specifically because I don’t have to be myself. It gets tiring being yourself day in and day out. Why be myself if I can be Batman? Okay, maybe I can’t be Batman, but until that day comes I welcome Halloween with open arms. Scary at its roots, I find it to be a silly sort of holiday. Clearly, I was in some sort of mood as I decided to dress in fashion of a Mad Scientist and go to town on […]