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Lake Tahoe, California

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If you know me at all, you know that I love Lake Tahoe with a passion! It is hands down my favorite place to get away from everything. The air is fresh, the lake is blue as can be and the scenery is beautiful. It’s so peaceful. I used to go all the time when I was a little kid– the good times. There’s is no other place that gives such a sense of nostalgia. I’ve spent vacations there during both the winter and summer, with my family and with my boy friend’s, when I was a baby all the way up through my young adulthood and I can safely say it never gets old. Over this past summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to go twice to my beloved Tahoe. Here’s a neat, little guide to the things we did, ate and saw– and some of the things we didn’t have time for, but wish we did.  Tahoe is an outdoor enthusiasts dream! There are endless options…

NYC Spotlight: Peter Lugar Steakhouse

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I am a carnivore. And as a carnivore I strongly recommend that if you’re in the mood for a classic, no frills steak of epic proportions, that you come here. To The Peter Lugar Steakhouse. This restaurant has a long standing reputation as the place to go for legendary steaks– the Porterhouse to be exact. Established in 1887, it’s not a surprise that everything from meticulously picking the best cuts of meat straight from the freshest meat markets, to the broiling techniques and means of preparation, to the final presentation and serving of the meat itself is unparalleled. Peter Lugar only serves USDA prime beef. Just like they only take cash. The famous porterhouse is taken from a section of the short loin. Running down the center of the steak is the well known “T-bone” (named after the fact that the bone that looks like a T- mind blown- ammirite?) On one side is the New York strip, on the other side is the filet. These babies are then dry-aged to perfection, butchered to order…

NYC Spotlight: The Stanton Social

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I absolutely love brunch! Bye breakfast. I’ve decided it’s the most important meal of life. I recently had an epic brunch at what is now my favorite spot, The Stanton Social. It’s the kind of place I imagine the likes of Chuck Bass and Serena Van Der Woodsen would frequent causally. The restaurant itself is gorgeous. I felt cooler just stepping inside because that’s how trendy, yet chill, but definitely unique and swanky in a very New-York-hipster type of way the interior design is. The restaurant is three floors and “features a thirty-foot glowing wine wall displaying over 2,000 bottles of wine in a herringbone patter, fringe-covered walls, fine lizard skin banquettes, leather handrails, and belt strapped pillows, all of which subtly tip their hat to the luxury and glamour found in the textiles and fashions of the 1940’s.” So yeah, it’s real nice in there! The food is absurdly good and shareable, which is amazing. I feel like I ate the whole menu that morning because it was a non-stop parade of delicious…