The 7 Question Interview – Chef Devon Junkin – BO-beau kitchen + bar – Ocean Beach, CA

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Devon Junkin – BO-beau kitchen + bar – Ocean Beach, CA

Ava Stochinsky on July 11, 2016

The atmosphere is classy but casual and the overall aesthetic is very well thought out. It has an upscale rustic vibe with hipster accents like string lights. They offer French comfort food you can’t pass up. Our one big tip, is do not leave the premises without trying their brussel sprouts. We had the distinct […] read more»

Wake Up To the Splashing Luxury of Tower 23 at San Diego

Wake Up To the Splashing Luxury of Tower 23 at San Diego

Ava Stochinsky on July 07, 2016

Rise and Shine to a brand new experience of luxury and sophistication at Tower 23. The scenic beauty of the beaches from the hotel itself is worth the price of admission to the swank hotel. The rooms are very modern and have a modern streamlined feel. Upon arrival we received a delicious plate of cheeses […] read more»

The Library Hotel – NYC

The Library Hotel – NYC

Ava Stochinsky on June 30, 2016

Maybe it is just me growing older (and somewhat wiser), but I have really come to appreciate the simple pleasures in life. The overall experience I had at the Library Hotel was one of the most pleasurable stays in New York. When I mention the simplicity, it should not be confused with lack of elegance. […] read more»

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Edward Kim – Mi & Yu Noodle Bar – Baltimore, MD

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Edward Kim – Mi & Yu Noodle Bar – Baltimore, MD

Ava Stochinsky on June 24, 2016

Lately I have been a bit disappointed in my Ramen adventures, bland broths and seemed like they were phoning it in with ingredients. Mi & Yu have renewed my love of all things Ramen! I tried the beef dashi soup. It was incredibly hearty, and rich with a slight hint of sweetness. My favorite part […] read more»

Giada’s – Cromwell Hotel :: Las Vegas

Giada’s – Cromwell Hotel :: Las Vegas

Ava Stochinsky on June 01, 2016

My sister and I just returned from an amazing trip to Vegas. We both donated a bit of dough to a variety of casinos, but people tell me the odds are stacked against us?? I am beginning to thin there may be something to that. It is open air on the corner of Las Vegas […] read more»

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Food

The 7 Question Interview – Chef Devon Junkin – BO-beau kitchen + bar – Ocean Beach, CA

Ava Stochinsky on July 11, 2016

The atmosphere is classy but casual and the overall aesthetic is very well thought out. It has an upscale rustic vibe with hipster accents like string lights. They offer French comfort food you can’t pass up. Our one big tip, is do not leave the premises without trying their brussel sprouts. We had the distinct […] read more»

Shopping

Surf in Style with Marc Newson’s Designer Nickel Coated Surf Boards

Bhavesh Bhatia on November 18, 2015

Surfboards are originally invented in Hawaii. These were mostly made from the local woods. However, in recent times the boards are mostly made from polyurethane foam covered in a few layers of fiberglass cloth and then coated with polyester resin. However, the most costly surfboards are a bit different from the regular one in their […] read more»

Travel

The Soprarno Suites :: Florence, Italy

Ava Stochinsky on July 20, 2016

Quite frankly I had to see for myself what all the buzz was about. I had read about this place in a couple places, such as Wallpaper Magazine as a new style of funky boutique hotel. I pictured it as a cross between Novogratz chic, meets Ace hotel…and a dash of Florence fresco for good […] read more»

Wine, Spirits & Liquids

FrostBites – Natural Fruit, Botanical Cordials and Syrups

Ava Stochinsky on May 23, 2016

This is the inaugural article series where I feature products I love. Let’s face it…it will mostly be food and drink items. I was inspired when I took in the Make It show, in Saint Albert in April. It was chalk full of well curated small businesses, but one stood in particular. FrostBites, which is […] read more»