Café Bastille

Café Bastille is the perfect little retreat in the heart of bustling downtown Miami.  I immediately felt a sense of calm and relaxation entering the French bistro from the noisy and busy city streets.  I loved the feel of the space and the decor!  I could definitely see it as a great place for a…

Watermelon, Basil, & Mint Summer Salad

It may be the heat outside but currently all I want are fresh, cooling salads like this one with watermelon.  It’s a great side dish that looks impressive but is super easy! I made it for a small dinner party and it was a hit 🙂 You’ll need the following ingredients: Watermelon (can buy it…

Peppers Authentico Mexicano ~ Pinecrest

Peppers – the laid back, fast casual Mexican eatery with locations in Brickell and SoBe is now open in Pinecrest!  They just opened a cool new location in Dadeland Plaza; the shopping center that has Roasters & Toasters and Five Guys on US-1.  Their new digs include festive murals, hanging foliage, decorative vintage-style tile work,…

Raw South Juice Co.

So glad my friend told me about Raw South! I tried it recently, and loved the smoothie and wrap I got! It’s a tiny healthy eatery off of US-1 and 98th street; close to Dadeland.  Their menu consists of smoothies, juices, salads, wraps, and acai bowls.  You can choose a wrap or salad with protein…

Guide to Summer Cocktails at the Fontainebleau

Summertime in Miami means rising temperatures, humidity and those mid-afternoon rainstorms.  Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to cool down and escape the humidity! Restaurants and bars around town are offering seasonal menu items and this might be the perfect opportunity for a staycation, spa day, or just “me” time!  Recently, I was invited to…

Pomegranate, Feta, & Dill Salad

Loved the mix of flavors and textures in this salad so much I had to share it here!  This is a great salad on its own as a side dish or with some grilled chicken.  I basically threw everything together quickly during my lunch break so I don’t have exact measurements but please see below…

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

Italian food is probably one of my top comfort foods.  I mean what’s better than enjoying a beautiful plate of pasta, hearty bread, and freshly grated cheese?! Anyways, after a long day I was very much looking forward to a comforting meal at Quattro.  The restaurant, which has been on Lincoln Road for 10 years,…