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Best of 2018

Best of 2018

Literally, just a list of my favorite finds from 2018. Enjoy :)

  • The al pastor tacos on the Club Tengo Hambre Street Food Essentials tour in Mexico City.

  • Having Mexican hot chocolate at the rooftop bar in the Sears across the street from Bellas Artes in Mexico City, a spot we would never have found without Judit Elek from Local Aventura, with whom we did an awesome photography tour.

  • Everything about Meroma, a terrific new restaurant in the Roma neighborhood in Mexico City.

  • The inventive and delicious cocktails at Fifty Mils, the bar at the Four Seasons Mexico City (such a lovely hotel in every respect).

  • The grounds at the Parker Palm Springs, which includes such delights as a cafe tucked away in a lemon grove and a bocce court.

  • The beach at Club Med Punta Cana.

  • The Parker House rolls at Kinship in DC.

  • The outdoor bathtub setup at Unico 20 87.

  • Fresh Shave shaved ice at Warehouse 3450 in Kaua’i.

  • The rainbows at Hanalei Bay.

  • The hospitality and amazing food served up by Sparrows Lodge, in Palm Springs. They were so kind to a couple of travel agents who showed up without an appointment and let us poke around.

  • The Na’Poli Coast boat tour.

  • The Three Brothers BBQ panini at Three Brothers Gourmet Market in Hanalei (kalua pork, cheddar, housemade pineapple BBQ sauce, white pineapple jam). I will never another sandwich this good in my life.

  • The tacos at La Puerta Verde in DC.

  • The homemade donuts at the Salamander Resort & Spa.

  • Misty, my sassy horse for a trail ride in Arizona while staying at The Phoenician.

  • The Bar Room at The Beekman NY.

  • The Sneakerness sneaker convention in Paris.

  • The fig cheddar dish at Frenchie Bar a Vins in Paris.

  • The entire experience at Le Rigmarole in Paris.

  • The unbelievable art collection at the Domaine de Chantilly, as well as the stellar hospitality at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume, next door.

  • The Royal Suite at Verride Palacio Santa Catarina in Lisbon.

  • Everything about Sao Lourenco do Barrocal but especially the cows wandering the property, the pools, and the best facial of my life at their Susanne Kaufmann spa. Honorable mention goes to the heated floor in the bathroom.

  • The chocolate-covered ginger bites at Chocolateria Equador in Lisbon and Porto.

  • The negroni at the bar in Six Senses Douro Valley. (Okay, that one’s my husband’s contribution.)

  • The pasta at Hey Luigi in Munich.

Chable Yucatan

Chable Yucatan

Sao Lourenco do Barrocal

Sao Lourenco do Barrocal