I've always loved food. Some of my earliest memories are going to farmer's markets with my grandma, discovering delicious samosas in tiny cafes hidden from view, driving to another province because she had a craving, and watching her bribe our favorite Chinese restaurant to teach her their egg roll and won ton soup recipes. Instead of flowers, my grandpa would buy us fancy cheeses and cured meats (the beginning of my obsession with charcuterie). We would spend summers and falls picking, preparing, and canning our own veggies, chutneys, and jams. Because of this, I have created a monster in the form of my wonderful 11-year-old daughter, who has spent her short life eating the best and most unique food we could find in our small city. We would watch food documentaries and every YouTube video that involves eating, cooking, and tasting, wishing that we could try even one of those restaurants. But now, with a recent move to Los Angeles (foodie paradise), we are able to live out our dream of eating like a YouTuber.
I am a true binge-head. When I find a show, I get sucked into the world that the writers have created and cannot pull myself out until the series is over or until I run out of episodes. This makes starting a brand new show difficult because they end too quickly for my taste and because of that I have made a rule for myself that I do not watch a program unless there are at least two seasons available. Its a tough rule but it works for me most of the time. However, at times I break my rule and with the new Netflix series The Letdown, I am so glad that I did.
1. Iliza Shlesinger There is nothing quite like watching a gorgeous, intelligent, hilarious woman eat everything you wish you could to make you feel like you are in a dream/nightmare situation but Iliza Shlesinger’s Instagram is that sweet spot. With most of the action happening in her Instagram stories, Shlesinger takes us on a world belly tour with her. While slinging jokes to thousands at night or selling her book, Girl Logic (available for purchase FYI), she makes sure to snap all of the tasty treats she finds along the way. From a tube of caviar in Norway to a fresh seafood plate in Belgium there is no end to the fun and off beat meals she finds. Her current stories are like a food orgy while she is in Europe on her honeymoon (her new husband is a chef). They have visited the oldest deli in Italy and beautiful wineries and I have never been so jealous of a charcuterie plate in my whole life. #friedshrimp
Here is a list of some film and television stars that may surprise you that they have starred on the Great White Way. 1. Vanessa Williams
1. Robin Williams—'Mork and Mindy' Robin Williams's breakout roll was on the ABC show, Mork and Mindy. The show was a spin off from the show Happy Days where the character of Mork made his first public appearance. The writers created Mork to be a new adversary to Fonzie and was so popular that they decided to create a sitcom around Mork the alien, his experiences on earth, and what he learned about humans. After having his genius on television every week, it is no surprise that Williams quickly made the transition to the big screen. His first movie was in 1980 when he starred in a live action film about the cartoon character, Popeye. Though the movie was not a financial success, this role lead to future opportunities, many of which lead Robin to win countless awards.
There is nothing better than a business with inventive, cutting-edge products that also gives back. That is the real charm of San Diego's FruitCraft Fermentery and Distillery. Originally known as California Fruit Wine, FruitCraft was opened in 2009 by two brothers who were inspired by the growing craft beer community.
About 30 minutes outside of Salt Lake City, nestled in the small town of Tooele is a great craft brewery called Bonneville Brewery. Now, Utah isn't traditionally known for their alcohol but with a new generation of brewers on the rise, Utah is quickly becoming fertile ground for the growing industry. Bonneville is what I would describe as the perfect brewpub with a great balance between innovative brews and delicious eats.
Confession time: I'm a girl that loves a ferris wheel and have found that the best are those that overlook a beautiful cityscape. With famous wheels in cities like London, Santa Monica, and Seattle, here are my choices for the best observation wheels around the world!