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Travel: One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida

IMG_2291When it comes to the destination wedding of a good friend, you simply go with the flow and hope for the best. Such was the case with a destination wedding in Atlantic Beach, Florida. That was, until I saw where the wedding was being hosted: One Ocean Resort & Spa. I’ll confess – I’m not a huge beach person, but in scrolling through the website and TripAdvisor reviews, I started to get pretty excited. With a great gym, spa and plenty of local shops and restaurants within walking distance, I hoped this could be a nice mini getaway.

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Coffee Art: Tomtom in Belgravia, London

IMG_0146One of the (many, many) things I enjoy about London is when I order a cappuccino and a work of art arrives. The cappuccino in the photo is from the Tomtom Coffee House in Belgravia. A dear friend who knows all of the best cafes in the area brought me there and it’s lovely. In addition to being a charming coffee shop with indoor and outdoor seating, Tomtom has a full menu. In a unique twist, Tomtom also specializes in cigars and has a shop around the corner dedicated to selling them.

However, what really got me about Tomtom was the delicious cappuccino that I almost didn’t want to drink because it was so pretty. But, let’s be real, that didn’t last very long.

Tomtom Coffee House is located at 114 Ebury Street in Belgravia, London.


Travel: Oh. My. Tartine

Tartine Chocolate Tea Cake by jasonlam from Flickr

Let’s just say that I didn’t go hungry during my recent trip to San Francisco. Between jaunts to La Boulange Bakery on Fillmore Street, A16 on Chestnut Street in the Marina, amazing macaroons from Paulette (‘Lette) in Hayes Valley, I was already a happy traveler. Then, I went to Tartine.

If the title of this blog entry is any indication, one visit to Tartine left me positively smitten. It’s exactly the type of bakery I need to live next door to. Chill yet chic, the interior is very simple, yet being there is a special experience. It’s light and airy, but has a unique buzz and vibe all its own. Oh, and then there’s the food!

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