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BreakfastMay 3, 2023

AOC Brentwood

I’ve wanted to visit AOC for years. Finally, with Los Angeles’ DineLA upon us, Johann and I made a reservation for weekend brunch.

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EatMay 3, 2023

L & E Oyster House

A Silverlake staple, L & E Oyster House is still one of my favorite oyster and seafood spots in Los Angeles

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Cocktail and Wine BarApril 29, 2023

Bar Flores

Parking for Bar Flores in Echo Park may make you want to scream. But, rest assured, it’s worth it for the tacos and drinks.

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EatApril 28, 2023

Found Oyster

Found Oyster is a lovely hidden gem of a seafood restaurant, specializing in oysters and wine, in East Hollywood. It also has the potential to get packed unless you arrive by a certain time in the day. 

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AmericanApril 27, 2023

Holloway House Club, A Soho House Restaurant

Holloway House’s club restaurant is a delicious, well appointed American cusine addition to the Soho House network.

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EatApril 26, 2023

Wolfie’s Hot Chicken – Highland Park

Wolfie’s in Highland Park is the perfect place to take friends to dine and enjoy 100% plant based deliciousness.

In My Travels + Experiences

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ExperiencesJanuary 9, 2023

Biltmore Estate

I ended up spending too too much time photographing the outside of the Biltmore Estate that I missed my tour entrance time to see the inside.

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AdventureJanuary 8, 2023

Après Teepee Snowshoe Tour with Whistler Snowshoe

Snowshoeing in a forest outside of Whistler, BC was truly a magical, one of a kind experience in the winter wonderland of Western Canada

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ExperiencesJanuary 5, 2023

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a Seattle stalwart institution.

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ExperiencesDecember 20, 2022

Hat Making Workshop at MiniMe Paris

“Oh, you like my hat? Thanks! I made it in Paris.”

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ExperiencesDecember 20, 2022

Crazy Horse Paris

With skilled dancers, sky high heels and stunning performances, Crazy Horse in Paris is my favorite burlesque cabaret in the world.

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ExperiencesDecember 15, 2022

Empire State Building

After so many years of visiting New York, it was time for the one thing left on my to do list: visit the Empire State Building.

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Accor HotelsJanuary 13, 2023

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Staying at Fairmont Chateau Whistler showed me how lovely a full service hotel at the base of Whistler Blackcomb could be.

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Marriott HotelsJanuary 12, 2023

The Douglas Hotel

The DOUGLAS hotel is a modern hotel, connected to a popular casino, and close to great dining spots in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Hyatt HotelsDecember 18, 2022

Hôtel Du Louvre

Hôtel Du Louvre – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is one of the most delicious treats I’ve experienced in Paris.

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Hoxton HotelsDecember 16, 2022

The Hoxton, Williamsburg

The rooms at Hoxton Williamsburg are cozy – no doubt about it. But, perfectly sized for a short stay.

About Kimberly

Hey everyone! As a lifelong lover of travel and all things adventure, I’ve always loved sharing my experiences with friends. Above all else, I love having fun – wherever I find myself. Here you’ll find a collection of my travels, thoughts and inspiration for a life well lived. I hope you enjoy your stay.




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