If you have a sweet tooth and happen to be in Paris, you must plan a visit to Ladurée (especially if you’re traveling with a little girl in tow)! This quintessential Parisian pastry shop is the perfect setting for a genuine tea party! In case I haven’t impressed this upon you enough already, my daughter and I are serious cookie connoisseurs. We go out of our way to try dessert hot spots everywhere we go. If there’s been hype about it, we’ve got to taste it for ourselves. The famous Ladurée has definitely had hype, thanks to the recent macaron frenzy and the treat’s notoriety on social media. (Of course, artists like Tim Burton, Pharell Williams, and Christian Louboutin collaborating with them has helped spread the word.) Laduree Paris Review Let me stop right here, though. In case you haven’t actually tried a macaron yet, allow me to explain: these delicate and airy cookies are not the same thing as a macaroon, which is a dense, coconut confection. Instead, a macaron has two crunchy, almond, sugar and egg white-based outer shells, with a ganache buttercream, meringue or jam filling in between. These colorful sandwich cookies come in every hue and flavor imaginable. Laduree…

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Walk into my house on any given day and you’ll smell freshly baked pastries. We love cookies. Scratch that. We are slightly obsessed with cookies! We’ll also take a fabulous milk shake; have been known to wander aimlessly through candy stores; and look longingly into the display windows of cupcakes shops. Best Desserts In New York City Because we’re bakers, we make it a point to visit at least one dessert-themed establishment when we travel. We will go completely out of our way to try something new when it’s been getting lots of hype, and sometimes, we’re disappointed. We may not discriminate when it comes to sugary confections, but we’re also not easily impressed, so you can trust us when we recommend a new spot. Best Desserts In New York City We’ve been to New York City many times, and often I believe it’s true that you can find the best of everything there. It’s certainly the case when it comes to food, and dessert options are no exception. If you have a sweet tooth like mine and will be in NYC, add these decadent destinations for dessert lovers to your must-see list! Best Desserts In New York City Levain Bakery Best Desserts In…

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I love me some good Mexican food. Not that taco bell stuff (although desperate times call for desperate measures lol) I’m talking about the real deal, with freshly made salsa and handmade flour and corn tortillas that are served fresh off the griddle. I headed to Phoenix a few weeks ago for a short getaway and decided to meet up with a fellow blogger friend of mine  (Arizona’s very own food diva TastaAz). This girl knows food and where to go for the best tacos in Scottsdale, so when she suggested lunch at The Mission in Old Town, I was all over that. acos in Scottsdale Pricing Best Tacos in Scottsdale A word of warning, this is not your run of the meal tex-mix Mexican food. The food is more traditional to what you would find in an upscale traditional Mexican restaurant, also, it’s not cheap. Dinner for two will set you back $120-$130 when you factor in appetizers, dinner, drinks, tax, and tip, but trust me, if you’re a foodie, love Mexican and quality service is important to you, this will be the best $100 you’ve spent in Arizona. I had dinner reservations for another restaurant later that evening and I made…

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24 HOURS IN HOUSTON – HOW I GOT THERE: I’m always on the hunt for a cheap flight for quick weekend getaways. As long as the flight is under $250 I’m open to going almost anywhere, after all, that’s what makes it fun. This past weekend was a little different. I managed to score tickets to see The Weeknd in concert at the Houston Toyota Center. As soon as I landed the tickets I began my frantic search for a cheap flight. It was last minute (less than 3 days away) so I was bracing myself for airfare sticker shock, but I was determined to spend 24 hours in Houston without going broke!   I’m an American Airlines credit card holder, so American Airlines is my go-to airline when I travel. If I can earn miles for a flight and it’s not that much more expensive then flying on another carrier, I always choose American. I even have alerts set up that will send me an email anytime there’s an AA flight leaving out of LAX that’s less than $300. I have scored some amazing deals this way and have earned thousands of airlines miles. If you earn miles on a particular…

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I’ve always been told, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. I’m still not convinced that’s totally true but I’m willing to be open minded to the idea. The problem I have with breakfast is I love to sleep, surprisingly more then I like to eat.  I would gladly skip breakfast for an extra 30 minutes of sleep and normally I would be okay with that except I have noticed my habits are now rubbing off on my daughter. Breakfast For Busy People: Over Night Oats I made it my mission to try out a few easy breakfast ideas that I can make (and she can make on her own) that will allow us to have our cake (breakfast) and eat it too! For the next few weeks, every week I will showcase a few easy “Breakfast For Busy People”. This week let’s take a look at Over Night Oats! Over Night Oats are basically a cold cereal that you make the night before (hence the overnight part). It’s important that you really do allow this to setup overnight. I tried to see if you could skip this step but trust me, it was not good. The Basics: Over…

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