Category Archives: Travel

A Matcha Made in Heaven

When it comes to matcha, I like to think of myself as an early adopter of what is now one of the hottest global food trends. My love for this distinctively vibrant Japanese green tea started over 15 years ago … Continue reading

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Inspiration, Not Lost in Translation

For me, in order to be my best creative self and develop desserts that my customers love, I need to allow myself the time to seek inspiration. More often than not, that inspiration comes through travel. Nothing reinvigorates me more … Continue reading

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Wanderlust

My love for exotic places and luxury stays are a part of my breaking away from the day-to-day chaos of running restaurants.  It’s in those travels that I find myself most open to soaking in inspiration from my surroundings – … Continue reading

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Karen’s 8 “Must Do’s” on Oahu

Everyone dreams about the perfect Hawaiian vacation. And bliss is everywhere on these magical islands, but my ideal vacation to Hawaii isn’t just about surf and sand. Our favorite island is Oahu and I’ve discovered the eight most alluring things … Continue reading

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Paris = Love

Paris is positively romantic, but it’s not just a city for lovers. It’s where you can fall in love with everything from food to design. Our recent trip to Paris inspired me to pick my loves, including places to dine, … Continue reading

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Every girl deserves a trip to France

Every girl deserves a trip to France….especially my daughter. She got to ride her momma’s ride and now she understands why I love and need to go back as often as possible. It’s about finding out what’s happening in food, … Continue reading

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