Diving into Anguilla’s Seafood

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Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Anguilla, a teensy Caribbean island located about 20 minutes north of St. Martin by boat. I flew down for the Festival Del Mar, a local celebration of everything the sea has to offer, from traditional Anguillan sailboat racing to bountiful seafood. I tried everything from massive lobster and… Read more »

A Little Love From The New York Times For My Story On Shilajit, India’s Ultimate Health Drink

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  A while back I wrote about an old Indian health drink called shilajit that is regarded by Ayurvedic healers for its restorative properties. This resin pitch is made of humic substance, and it’s very rich in fulvic acid, which is created by the decomposition of plant material. Translation: you’re drinking really old, hardened compost. When… Read more »

My Fave Design Hotels In L.A.

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  L.A. has always been a destination for starry-eyed Hollywood fans, but the city has been making name for itself outside of Awards Season, with an incredible local food scene, top-notch shopping, and hotels to match. I’m pretty darn proud of my native city! Thankfully, there’s been a cadre of design-forward properties opening in L.A. as… Read more »

Hunting And Fishing Excursions Worth Traveling For

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  Adventurous epicures like myself have an insatiable appetite to learn more about where food comes from, and that curiosity stretches way beyond farm visits and market tours. The Simmons family — including my uncle, an expert hunter — has historically been drawn to the sport of hunting, and one of my goals this year is… Read more »

Matcha On My Mind: Sip This Japanese Green Tea Cocktail

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  You guys, did I mention how absolutely positively ecstatic I am to finally be going to Japan in May? Cuz I AM! Seriously, it’s been at the tip-top of my Bucket List destinations as far back as I can remember. Ever since Michael and I booked our tickets last month, I’ve been going bonkers… Read more »

Where To Eat In Austin For SXSW

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If you’re heading to Austin for any part of the massive music, film, and tech conference known as South by Southwest (SXSW), you’re likely going to be doing just as much eating and drinking as you are networking (especially if you hit up SouthBites, the food-centric interactive component of the fest going down from Saturday,… Read more »