El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen in Sonoma

Understated chic yet simply comfortable, the El Dorado Hotel was such a gem–I knew right away that I picked the best place to stay in Sonoma. The good reviews did not lead me astray! The stylish, modern decor mixed well with the outdoor spaces, high-ceilinged rooms & pool. Plus, you have one of the area’s best restaurants in YOUR LOBBY. Seriously, my favorite meal in Sonoma has had just a few steps away from where I got my beauty sleep.

Do yourself a favor and book here when you go to Sonoma.

A Tipsy Tour of Sonoma’s Wine Country

 

You’d never guess that over 400 wineries dot the rolling hills of the rural Sonoma. But with some of the world’s most famous wines, this peaceful region is serious about wine production. Kelley takes a tipsy tour through wine country, stopping at some of the most recommended wineries. She indulges in the Bubble Room experience at J Vineyard, meets the owner at Keller Estates, and sips a zinfandel at Dry Creek Vineyard.

A New York Minute: Sweet Revenge Cupcakes!

A NEW YORK MINUTE: Kelley’s Sweet on…Sweet Revenge Cupcakes!

New York City is obsessed with cupcakes, and I have to admit, I am too. I crave these moist, frosting topped bites of joy. But because the city has such a wealth of offerings, I refuse to settle for any old cupcake. I want the best of the best. So that’s why I chose Sweet Revenge in the West Village.
Not only does Sweet Revenge offer lip smacking cupcakes (emphasis on CAKE), but they offer unique flavors and pair each with a wine and beer.
The West Village location also makes it a charming stop for brunch, lunch, happy hour or after dinner sweets.
To learn more about the equally sweet owner, Marlo Scott, and her fabulous cupcake & wine bar go to http://www.sweetrevengenyc.com/

Kelley’s Sweet on: Victory Garden

Goat milk soft serve? Skeptical? Don’t be. It’s amazing. This new boutique ice cream shop serves good-for-you goat milk soft serve in inventive flavors with out-of-the-box toppings. I try it for myself and go behind the scenes with the shop’s owner.