Harrods Ice Cream Parlour

A Tasty Treat at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Dessert, London Food, London Sightseeing, Travel, Travel With Children

“I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream” unless, like me, you are lactose intolerant, then you just sit there sad with your once scoop of sorbet remembering a time when you could enjoy ice cream (yes, I’m still bitter by my diagnosis). Here I was at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour  at the iconic luxury […]

Gerard Mulot pastries

My Niece – The Little Foodie and A Kid at Heart in Paris and London

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My sister had a few rules before I could take my eleven year old niece, Aubrey, to Paris & London.  The first rule was to feed her every few hours even if she says she isn’t hungry (this seemed easy?).  The second rule was no empty calories like I normally eat! (yeah thanks for the […]

FriFotos – If you can’t stand the heat….go get a tasty treat!

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Dessert, London, Philadelphia, Philly Food, Photography, Seattle, Travel

The famous quote “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen” immediately came to mind with this week’s FriFotos theme of “Heat”.  I’m taking a bit of liberty with the quote’s meaning to have some fun sharing my love of desserts around the world. With three trips in June and July, I […]

Laduree Paris

Laduree Paris, Indulge your Inner Dessert Princess on the Champs Elysees

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Activities/Experiences, Dessert, Paris, Restaurants, Travel With Children

My initial intent was to show my niece, Aubrey, the magic of  dessert in all it’s tempting forms at  Laduree on the Champs Elysses in Paris.  My timing wasn’t quite so good as she hit “famished” on her internal food feeding barometer (she was eating 5xs a day!) right in front of Laduree.  I decided […]

Macarons in Paris

Paris Macarons and Chocolate, a pastry kitchen tour at Gerard Mulot

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Activities/Experiences, Dessert, Paris

If you haven’t guessed by now in reading my blog or following my instagram, I have an insatiable sweet tooth.  Visiting Paris with my eleven year old niece, Aubrey, allowed me to indulge a bit more than normal (or at least I felt that I had a good excuse for more than one dessert/indulgence each […]

Eataly NYC Cheese

Solo Dining NYC: La Pizza La Pasta at Eataly NYC

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Dessert, New York, Restaurants

Solo dining is either embraced or feared.  I decided a long time ago to embrace it and look at it for what it is – I’m hungry and am allowed to eat, by myself, alone at a table and enjoy my meal just like the couples and groups around me.  I really don’t care what […]

Red Velvet cupcakes at Hummingbird Bakery in London

The dessert addiction is revealed by Pinterest

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If you follow me on Twitter, you have probably realized that I have an unhealthy obsession with cookies (and dessert).   Now, I can’t eat cookies all the time because apparently they aren’t part of the recommended food pyramid chart (I think they should reconsider this, cookies make people happy and happy people need less […]

FriFotos: Souvenirs from Africa, London and New York City

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Africa, Botswana, Dessert, London, London Food, My Favorites, South Africa, Zimbabwe

The FriFotos theme this week is “Souvenirs”.  When I first started traveling, I bought a souvenir for everyone in my life – friends, family and co-workers.  I had friends who collected shot glasses, magnets and postcards. Over the years as my packing got better and bag got smaller, the amount of souvenir space diminished and […]

Cheating with Voodoo Doughnuts

Posted on 12 CommentsPosted in Dessert, Portland, Oregon

I cheated, I didn’t mean to but the concierge had visited Voodoo Doughnuts before I arrived and left me two doughnuts as a welcome amenity (I had joked that i was working out at the gym like a fiend before my visit having heard about the doughnuts). I cheated because I didn’t wait in the […]

Portland suggestions and map from concierge at Vintage Plaza Portland

Hotel Review: Hotel Vintage Plaza, Portland, Oregon

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Dessert, Hotels, Portland, Oregon

Attending a conference in downtown Portland, there were a few preferred rates offered by the local hotels.  With such a great stay at the Kimpton in NYC (prior post), I decided to stay at another Kimpton hotel, the Hotel Vintage Plaza in Portland. Arriving after 9 pm from the East Coast, i was pretty tired […]