Found A Hidden Gem In Playa Del Carmen's Hidden Beach Resort

September 28, 2015

So full disclosure on this post before I get started: I was invited to Hidden Beach Resort in Playa Del Carmen by the hotel's parent company, Karisma Hotels and Social Exposure.

Now that that's out of the way, when I first found out about Hidden Beach Resort I was intrigued by the name... and then I found out it was an all-inclusive nudist resort. I know what you're thinking,"You're a self proclaimed 'hedonist' how is this even a big deal?!" The reality is I've never been to a nudist resort and I had never been to Mexico before. Pero like, I said PLP and packed my bags for Playa Del Carmen.

Coco Loco at Hidden Beach Resort

CitiTable - 10 Blogger-Tested Tips for Taking Great Food Pics!

September 25, 2015

Miami Spice is in full swing here in the 305 and with it comes beautifully plated delicious food from some of the best restaurants in Miami. To help those dining during Miami Spice snap the best pictures of food possible, here are some of my personal food photography tips that I've tweaked over the years.

Craft Spirits Festival's Grand Tasting Ticket Giveaway!

September 23, 2015

Anyone looking to have a drink? or 15?! Well, lucky for you the Craft Spirits Festival's Grand Tasting is coming back on October 8, 2015 to the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove.

CitiTable - Cooking With Kindness: An Interview with Miami Spice 2015 Chef Timon Balloo

September 21, 2015

I teamed up with the good folks over at Citibank's CitiTable and got the opportunity to catch up with one of Miami's best-loved chefs, Chef Timon Balloo. We talked about his various passions, including SUGARCANE raw bar grill, his daughter, and the fight against childhood hunger. 
Chef Timon Balloo

To read the interview, click here!

United Way's Build Your Own Brunch Giveaway!

September 9, 2015

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders will host an interactive cooking and eating experience, Build Your Own Brunch (B.Y.O.B.) at the Intercontinental Miami. Beginning at 11am, guests will prepare a three-course brunch, under the guidance of some of Miami’s brightest young chefs, Brad Kilgore of Alter, Roel Alcudia of The Cypress Room and William Crandall of Izzy’s Fish and Oyster.  Aside from the food, there will be tons of wine, spirits, cocktails and all the craft beer you can chug. All event proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade’s work to strengthen families through education, financial stability and health.