The food, fun, & experience makes the Pfunky Griddle in Nashville the place to be for Breakfast, Lunch, or Brunch.

The Pfunky Griddle is a family friendly restaurant that provides an experience where the customers are the cooks. No need to go to the store and buy all the ingredients to make breakfast at home, no preparing pancake batter, and best of all no cleaning up. The Pfunky Griddle does all the prep and clean up and leaves the fun stuff to you!

This not just a place to eat breakfast, brunch and lunch. It’s destination for food, fun and fellowship.  Each table gets a carafe of organic five-grain batter as well as regular pancake batter. A gluten-free option is available, too.  First, you grease up the grill with vegetable spray. Then you pour on the thin batter and wait for the bubbles to appear before you flip your pancake. You also cook up eggs, French toast and potato pancakes the same way.  If you don’t feel like cooking or breakfast the lunch menu is on the other side. There’s also a wide selection of gourmet coffee bar beverages.


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Sandwiches and wraps to choose from include the Gorgonzola and Black Forest ham Panini, roast beef melt, Island Breeze (chicken salad), Smokin’ Turkey BLT, California turkey, blue cheese and roast beef wrap, chicken Caesar wrap, among others. Sandwiches and wraps are served with your choice of pasta salad, fruit, chips, soup and salad.The Pfunky Griddle III

Green salads are also served. Choices include strawberry feta, traditional chef, Caesar, along with fruit salad. Get a soup and salad combo, too. Salads are served with your choice of homemade dressings.
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Brickell City Centre is bringing us East Miami boutique hotel uniqueness. T2daWaugh What’s Going Down N Your Town?!

East Miami offers distinctive experiences for those seeking innovation, style, and personalized luxury service.

Brickell City Center is bringing us East Miami boutique hotel uniqueness and you should make sure you book your room during your next visit to Miami.  The 40-floor hotel, designed by Miami-based firm Arquitectonica (exteriors) and New York-based Clodagh Design (interiors), flaunts an ethereal gray-and-blue palette throughout, from the 20,000-square-foot poolscape to the slate-colored interiors. Inside, charcoal-gray wood floors, floor-to-ceiling views, and furnished king-size balconies come standard, while 89 residential suites boast periwinkle crushed velvet sectionals, fully equipped kitchens, and laundry services for the ultramodern pied-à-terre.

Amid the hustle and bustle of Brickell, a new hotel is promising to offer a calm retreat.

East, Miami, opening May 31, will mark the first for the Swire Properties brand. The 40-story, 352-key hotel is part of Brickell City Centre, a $1.05 billion, mixed-use project.  “The idea is to create a hotel with a pulse and energy,” Laurent Fraticelli, general manager of East, told The Real Deal on a tour of the property.  Entering the lobby, guests are greeted by a fountain of hanging copper pipes, a lobby bar on the left and a “floating” front desk on the right. The bar, Domain, turns into a coffee bar in the morning serving pastries, coffee and tea. At night, the wooden cabinets slide to reveal liquor bottles.

The hotel’s public spaces and rooms were designed by Clodagh Designs, while Los Angeles-based Studio Collective designed the restaurants: Quinto La Huella on the fifth floor and Sugar on the top floor.

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A boutique hotel in Barbados giving you English elegance with some Caribbean flavor Cobblers Cove. T2daWaugh What’s Going Down N Your Town?!

Described as Camelot of the Caribbean

With a peaceful, beachfront location, Cobblers Cove is set in exotic gardens and offers free watersports, including windsurfing, sailing and waterskiing. Each air conditioned suite features a private balcony or terrace. Views of the Caribbean Sea can be enjoyed from the freshwater swimming pool.

All furnishings and fabrics in the spacious suites feature traditional island design. A large living area, free Wi-Fi and a wet bar are also provided.  Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the award-winning Camelot Restaurant serves a local and international menu. Massages and beauty treatments can be enjoyed in the Sea Moon Spa at Cobblers Cove. A boutique shop and fitness centre are also on site.

Snorkelling is possible above an expansive reef, which is just offshore. Harrison’s Cave and its beautiful rock formations are a 20-minute drive away.  This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Saint Peter! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

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It’s the perfect distance away for a walk, a drink and a poke around. None of the rooms has a telly, but they do have a kitchen, a sitting room and a wooden veranda facing out over the garden so at night, walking round, it is like looking at a film set.  There’s just one bar and one restaurant, overlooking the sea, where the food is excellent. There is a small gym, a small spa and a tennis court across the road – none of which I have ever used, nor do most guests.

Calm, cool and private, Cobblers Cove is a small, exclusive resort on the renowned west coast of Barbados. The all-suite hotel and its enchanting gardens offer the feel and warm hospitality of an English country house, but are situated on a stunning Caribbean beach. The chirping of small tropical birds and subtle fragrances of exotic plants drift through the open bay windows to awaken the senses.

Cobblers Cove undoubtedly offers some of the finest food on the island. The hotel welcomes many guests back time and time again thanks to its excellent, friendly service and lovely atmosphere. As one might expect, the afternoon tea, served every day at four o’clock sharp, is legendary. For more information click here


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The rise of Stella Jean and if you don’t know who she is, you will and soon.

“Her designs are a true reflection of her and embody ladylike silhouettes. Her prints pay tribute to her mother’s homeland of Haiti, as well as West Africa” Tomikka Anderson, Brit+Co.

Stella Jean was raised in Rome to a Haitian mother, Violette Jean, and an Italian father, Marcello Novarino, with one younger sister, Manuela. She admits it was hard growing up in a ‘black and white family’. No one believed she was Italian, but she didn’t feel Haitian either. As a teenager she vowed to leave Italy for France or the United States where multicultural families were more accepted.

With no formal training or drawing ability – she pins fabric on to a model to create her designs (as did Paco Rabanne and Coco Chanel) – it was hard to establish herself as a designer. In 2009, with the help of a seamstress friend, she entered Who’s On Next as Stella Jean (she uses her mother’s maiden name, rather than her given surname, Novarino, for the brand to express the two parts of her heritage, as Jean is one of the most common surnames in Haiti) with three looks aimed at emphasizing the locally sourced artisan crafts of hand-painted and hand-embroidered fabrics. But her application was rejected, two years running.05_CSC_9128-3

Third time was the charm.  Who’s On Next rewarded Stella Jean with €5,000, which gave her the chance to establish her label and produce her next collection, which she showed in Rome, with the help of a Milan-based showroom. ‘It was pretty tough at the beginning. I didn’t even know how to buy fabric, pay factories, how much fabric was needed, and so on. But I had constant support from Alta Roma and the editors at Italian Vogue.’  Jean’s label was viable from the outset, with each collection financing the next, but it was her third collection, which she showed at the Armani/Teatro in Milan, that attracted international buyers.
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The Outlet Malls in Italy are heavenly but here’s one of my faves. T2DaWaugh What’s Going Down N Your Town?!

As Milan is THE CITY of fashion there are lots of places to go shopping, especially for shopping deluxe, e.g. Via Montenapoleone (Gucci, Versace, Fratelli Rossetti, Prada, Cartier etc.), Via della Spiga (D&G, Sergio Rossi, Tod’s, Bulgari etc.) Via Sant’Andrea (Chanel, Armani, Moschino, Kenzo etc.), Via Manzoni, Via Borgospesso and Via Santo Spirito. The elegant Via Manzoni is home to Spazio Armani at no. 31.

This is the Giorgio Armani multi-concept store where you can admire the Emporio Armani showrooms, Armani casa, and Armani fiori. You can also have an aperitif at the Emporio Armani Cafè or spend an evening at the restaurant Nobu, with a dinner by the best Japanese chef to emerge in the last 10 years: Nobuyuki Matsuhisa who opened this chain of restaurants together with Robert de Niro.

Designer Outlet Serravalle is a beautiful shopping outlet 45min from Milan. It offers a huge variety of brands like NIKE, Prada or Burberry at great prices and top quality. The outlet is beautifully designed as an outdoor village where you can walk around while shopping, eating and relaxing.

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Hotel Belle Rives is a once in a lifetime experience overlooking sparkling water, Cote d’Azur is a must visit!

“She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.” Zelda Fitzgerald

The history of the Belles Rives begins with a discovery: the ‘Lost Generation’, composed of a disenchanted youth and artists broken by the First World War, heads to the South of France and invents the Côte d’Azur.  Heading up the American trend for between-the-wars literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, pack their bags in 1925 for the French Riviera and succumb to the charm of a dwelling called the « Villa Saint-Louis » in a cove on the Cap d’ Antibes.

It’s here that he writes his masterpiece, ‘Tender is The Night’, transforming Villa Saint Louis into a resort for wealthy Americans discovering the pleasures of wild partying and swimming in the sea.  The Belles Rives can be found on the sun-kissed road of the Cap d’ Antibes, nestled in a cove by the water with the Lérins Islands and the Estérel mountains as a backdrop. Continue reading “Hotel Belle Rives is a once in a lifetime experience overlooking sparkling water, Cote d’Azur is a must visit!”

What’s Going Down N Your Town?! The next time you travel why not include a cooking class on your Things 2 Do List? Let’s go 2 Tuscany, Italy

Italian cuisine is much like their language – there is a national language that every region speaks but every region has their own dialect that they speak between one another.

Cook, Eat, Play!! That’s the slogan of Cook In Tuscany!! If you have ever wanted to learn a new way of cooking it’s always fun to take a cooking class but what if you could incorporate your love of adventure with your love of being on vacation? For a week on a  medieval hill top village cooking delicious meals where the women of the village are masters of their art, food! They will endear you with their skills and laughter in the kitchen.  The teachers use the same recipes their grandmothers, or “Nonnas” as they say in Italy, used.  Nothing has changed for generations–this is the way women in Tuscany have cooked for hundreds of years.  Its magical to see Tuscan women cook!

You will have time to visit historical sights, cafes, shops, and other neighbors of the village along with Tuscany Wine Tours, Tuscany Villa Tours, Tuscany Bike Tours, Tuscany Day Tours.  If you’re looking for professional chefs, you won’t find them here. The classes are taught by the local Tuscan women.  Don’t look for electric appliances there are no food processors everything is done by hand.  The cooking school in Tuscany is like no other there are no fancy blenders or chefs in tall hats.  The kitchen is busy with wooden spoons and women who look and act like a distant family member.  Each woman teaches and entertains differently, each is unforgettable.   Continue reading “What’s Going Down N Your Town?! The next time you travel why not include a cooking class on your Things 2 Do List? Let’s go 2 Tuscany, Italy”