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Food Travel Mignonette

Mignonette

Travel affords me the opportunity to explore and to find new dining venues. There are so many interesting independent restaurants opened by young chefs that I find it wonderful to find them and relish in their creativity. I think it is really important to support local business and the young chefs. On a recent trip to Miami I was fortunate …

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Food Travel Maketto Washington DC

Maketto- Combination of Great Asian and Hip Retail- Washington DC

In recent years Washington, DC has seen a real resurgence of fantastic dining. Different neighborhoods are offering new dining concepts and pushing the boundaries of this once sleepy southern town. Maketto by Chef Erick Bruner-Yang & Chef Mario serves their version of Cambodian and Taiwanese cuisine at its best. This dining venue in the atlas district of Northeast DC is …

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Travel RussianVisa

Russian Visas- Changes & Consulate Closures

In my line of work international relations effects visa and passport processing immediately. When countries have issues with each other it effects visa processing and closures of their representation in the US. One recent case is Russia and the current issues with the US. The US closed the Russian Consulate in Seattle and San Francisco and the Russians retaliated by …

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Food Travel Taverna Trilussa

Taverna Trilussa- Authentic Italian- Rome

Located in the hip and historic Trastevere section of Rome along the Tibor river is Taverna Trilussa providing authentic Italian fare in a comfortable, rustic setting serving locals, visitors and sports stars. An extensive wine and food list provides a bounty of local choices. If you enjoy cheese, cured meats, pasta or fish you can find many items to captivate …

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Travel Passport Renewal

Passport Renewals- Spring is in the air!

One of the worst parts of travel is when your passport is expired or doesn’t have enough validity on it to make your trip! After all the planning and excitement, you come to find that you can’t go anywhere. At that point a passport renewal becomes paramount and you need to figure out what to do in a hurry. I …

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Food Travel Vitta Rome

Café Vitti- Rome

What I adore about Rome is the outdoor cafes, culture and people watching. The eternal city is beautiful in so many aspects and affords me the luxury to be able to relax and reflect. The beauty of the city and style is outstanding. Rome has an old world charm and elegance that is the true essence of “ La Dolce …

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Food Travel Unconventional Diner 00

Unconventional Diner- Washington, DC

The Unconventional Diner located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC is a real find! The selection of items for breakfast, lunch and dinner are delicious and the menu is so varied. All items freshly made on the premises for one to savor. I love to support local businesses so that local culinary talent can thrive. I have been there …

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Food Travel Jamvavar London

JAMAVAR- Exquisite Indian Dining- London

On my recent business trip to London I was very fortunate to taste some exceptional cuisine. One restaurant that stands out is JAMAVAR for its delicious Indian cuisine and ambiance. This Michelin starred restaurant is novel and exquisite bringing the best of Indian cuisine to the west. A perfect blend of East and West. Located on Mount Street in Mayfair …

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Travel Food 45JermynSt

45 Jermyn St – Sophisticated Dining Fare- London

On a recent business trip to London I was delighted to have dinner at 45 Jermyn St a sophisticated dining venue in the heart of Mayfair on legendary Jermyn Street. 45 Jermyn St is a glamourous old-style but modern restaurant with red leather banquettes, brass railings and a marble bar with the most comfortable red leather chairs. It is elegant …

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Food Travel TheWolseley01

The Wolseley- Great Art Deco Ambiance and food- London

I am in total adoration of the art deco building where the Wolseley is housed. The grand building with the ornate brass work and elegant facade leads one to a large main dining room with vaulted ceilings, large brass chandeliers and an amazing art deco interior. The architecture and interior are captivating, but the food is just as amazing. The …

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