This was literally the first time I had dined at a 100% vegan establishment. I was in the mood for some meat, but the atmosphere and the selection of fun cocktails got me to stay.
I have visited a Maid Cafe years ago when I went with a group of friends, but Ryan had never experienced one before, so we made sure to visit one this time while we were in Japan. Maid Cafes have been in Japan for awhile now and they are popular among otakus (Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom) and tourists. They are cafes with waitresses dressed as maids and they treat their customers as “masters”.
I was on a hunt for the cutest cafes in Japan and came across Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku. Japan is well-known for creating kawaii (cute) dishes and this cafe did not disappoint. The entire yellow cafe explodes with cuteness from their decor to tabletop settings to dishes.
Are you a fan of of the anime character Totoro or cream puffs? We are! That is why we went to this cute little cafe that was located slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Shirohige's Cream Puff Shop is a small little bakery and cafe located in Setagaya, Japan.
Steak Katsu (or gyukatsu) is relatively new in Japan. It’s so new that not even my Japanese relatives knew about it when I went to go visit them in November 2016. Katsu, meaning (fried) cutlet, is very common in Japan, but most of the time, it’s made with pork or chicken. There’s a few places that I know of that currently serves steak katsu and Shibuya is one of them.
Anytime someone mentions Vegas, I instantly think of Bacchanal Buffet and I start rambling about how amazing this buffet is. I’m not a huge buffet person, but this place is special. It’s so good that it makes me want to cry. Yes, I’m pretty sure I mentioned this before, but I cry for good food. When we booked our trip to Vegas, I was overjoyed we were staying at the Paris Hotel because Bacchanal was right across the street!
Cask Social Kitchen opened in June 2015 and has quickly became one of our favorite restaurants in Tampa. Located in Hyde Park, it’s one of the restaurants in the area not to be missed.
We've been searching for a local coffee shop in Tampa that has it all - good coffee (obviously), friendly service, plenty of seating and free wifi - and we finally found it: Ginger Beard Coffee!
Oxford Exchange has been around in Tampa for awhile, but we only recently visited for brunch. I don't know why it took us so long to visit this place because it is gorgeous!!
We are both coffee people and both have a Nespresso machine sitting in our kitchen, so we love the Nespresso Cafe! There are a handful of them across the U.S., but the largest one is in Beverly Hills, California.
We wanted to stop by the Villa Blanca Italian restaurant because Crystal is a huge fan of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and one of the stars on the show, Lisa Vanderpump, owns this restaurant. We actually stopped by one of her other restaurants, Sur, a couple of years ago and ran into Mrs. Vanderpump herself! Crystal was so happy and Lisa was kind enough to take a picture with her. We weren’t so lucky this time, but still had a fun time at the restaurant.
If you’re wondering where to eat in Vegas, I would recommend the Eiffel Tower Restaurant located at the Paris Hotel. You get stunning views of the Bellagio fountain show and top notch service by the friendly wait staff.
I've become a brunch junkie lately and trying out all the hip restaurants around Tampa on the weekends. I usually like to check out places that have a cool vibe or something unique and O Cocina & Flights definitely fits that category.
Cool restaurants and shops are pretty much common place to go when visiting any city, but what I like about LA are their juice bars.
The first time I went to Alfred's Coffee shop was sometime last year. They have a handful of coffee shops around LA and it has become a fashion blogger's hotspot. I can spend all day on Alfred Coffee's eye-catching Instagram feed. In fact, that is how I found out about them. Their interior design is bold and nothing like any other coffee shop I have been to.
LACMA, The Getty, and The Broad are some of the big museums in Los Angeles, but we decided to explore the Getty Villa in Malibu. If you are a fan of the ancient world of Greece and Rome, this is definitely the museum to hit up. T