I find myself annoyed often when I’m abroad and things are so delicious and I can’t figure out why the heck food and drink don’t taste as good in the States. Yes, I suppose a solid argument could be made about how during vacation, your nervous system is more relaxed and your taste receptors are […]

“What amazes me about landscape — landscape recalls you into a mindful mode of stillness, solitude, and silence where you can truly receive time. In urban areas, it can be difficult to reach and sustain gentleness… A friend of mine, just in the last week, was absolutely exhausted in London, came away down southern England […]

Last Sunday, we went to a house warming party of our dear friend and MFer Gaylin. Her new home is an architectural marvel perched on a hill overlooking mountains on all sides. On sunny spring days like today, with all the mountain ranges visible, all I want to do is sit out on her balcony and […]

When I was a young child of 22-years-old, I used to think I loved margaritas — until I figured out that margaritas were just inefficient tequila delivery systems. I dropped the marg and went straight for the good stuff. Not everyone shares my penchant for sipping a cheapo blanco like it’s a fine scotch, so […]

“Hospitality consists of a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Last time we were in Tulum, we overlapped with our friends Blake and Asta, had them over to our sparsely designed Airbnb and with no bottle-opener, jerry-rigged open a few cervezas and sat on the cement floor. We snacked […]

“Anyone who can leave the Yucatán with indifference has never been an artist and will never be a scholar.” -Claude-Joseph Désiré Charnay, 1863 We were deep inland in the Yucatàn exploring the Spanish colonial streets of Mérida when we were ushered through a back alley, past an outdoor grill filled with smoking chili peppers, through a velvet […]

“And everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid. They’ll be safe in the nation we’ve made.” -Lin-Manuel Miranda Happy New Year, friends. The day after the election, the thought of putting on pants seemed like a Herculean task. “What? Go outside? Where there are people? No […]

In our humble opinions, travel is barely worth it without the fulcrum of food on which to rotate. How else do you organize your days, plan your countries, learn about a culture? Our chef Johnny has gathered experience in countries all over the world and wants to introduce you to a phrase that I only learned how […]

So there I was, overheating from confusion in a Parisian bakery, a thin sheet of glass the only thing standing between me and the crumbly rows of the world’s best pastries. By some fortunate stroke of luck, Tim had a work project in France the month before we got married. Although it wasn’t strictly necessary for […]

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