West Palm Beach: Where to Eat

As much as we loved lounging at the Eau, we wanted to explore the food scene in West Palm. We ended up hopping in our rental car and driving to Delrey Beach. The concierge said that we could find really great restaurants in Delrey. She recommended a Sushi place, but once we got there we ended up exploring other options as we were in the mood for Brunch.

We stopped by an open-spaced restaurant called Farmhouse Kitchen (FHK). There was a really friendly host eager for us to sit down for brunch. As New Yorkers, we usually avoid places where people are really eager for people to dine (lol). We glanced at the menu though…and we were hooked. The menu boasted a highly- rated chicken and waffles dish, gluten-free and vegan options, as well as bottomless mimosas. We happily sat outside at one of the tables facing the busy Atlantic Avenue. This restaurant is a breath of fresh air among the many Mexican-inspired restaurants that line Atlantic Avenue.

I chose the Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, with eggs, and chicken sausage. My eyes were bigger than my stomach (foodie problems) as I was unable to finish the pancakes. Monty was content with the chicken and waffles and the bottomless mimosas. The atmosphere was laid-back, just how we like it, and the service was great. We would definitely recommend coming to this location.

Please enjoy the pictures below.

#FITip: Dare to take the road less traveled as you will discover new eats!

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Travel Wide. Eat Well. Live Your Passion.

Sarah + Monty

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West Palm Beach: Where To Stay

This is our first time to West Palm Beach. We usually travel to Miami or Fort Lauderdale to visit family, but this time we were in West Palm to celebrate our friends’ beautiful wedding. The guests of the wedding all stayed at the 5 star rated resort and spa, Eau Palm Beach. This is where you should stay.

The Eau is a resort that everyone should experience at least once! The customer service is beyond incredible. The food, specifically the Mahi Mahi tacos, is excellent. The stylish rooms and beachside lounge areas help one to relax and feel inspired. There are yoga classes on the beach as well as a Forbes top rated spa for one to enjoy. The list goes on! It’s the best place to stay for those who want to feel as if they are on a tropical island without having to leave the United States. With that being said, it was so hard for us to leave this oasis.

Please enjoy some photos of the resort below.

#FITip: Allow yourself time away to re-charge.

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Travel Wide. Eat Well. Live Your Passion.

Sarah + Monty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wynwood Walls

While on a recent trip to Miami, we decided to skip South Beach and instead headed over to the city’s newest arts and culture capital, Wynwood. We had first heard of Wynwood through a friend on Instagram whose posts were filled with colorfully sun lit murals unlike anything we had seen on the graffiti covered walls of NY.

Wynwood is the vision of real estate developers Tony Goldman and Jeffery Dietch. In 2009, they set out to breathe new life into the blighted neighborhood of Wynwood by commissioning the nation’s best and brightest artists. These artists covered the walls of the old warehouses and buildings with giant murals taken out of the depths of their imaginations.

What we saw when we arrived was a neighborhood made vibrant by an eclectic collection of wall to wall pop art featuring everything from Yoda to Basquiat; and inspiring scenes of people, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. It is a cool alternative to the hustle and bustle of South Beach.

#FITip: Follow the art!

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Travel Wide. Eat Well. Live Your Passion.

Sarah+Monty

Detroit

I went to Detroit for the 1st time last weekend. The images the media shows of this city are usually of blighted houses, closed businesses, and economically-disadvantaged people. Did I see those things on my trip? Yes, but Detroit is so much more than those images. I was happy I got the chance to connect with friends and family or “survivors” living here who showed me the historical side of Detroit as well as the revitalization that is happening here.

Detroit was THE American city. It was the industrialized city where new cars were manufactured and the 1st highways were built. It was a thriving city with millions of people living and working there. Today, it is a completely different place, but the structures that still stand both sky scrapers and housing stock help one to understand how wealthy this city once was. Today, a few hundred thousand people live here and many new entrepreneurs are starting new businesses here.

Below are some images of the architecture and food/restaurants that were inspiring on this trip. Please enjoy!

#FITip: You’ll never know until you go! I encourage you to book that flight to a city you have been curious to discover. I guarantee the trip will change your perspective on life as you know it.

 

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Buddy’s- Rated #1 Pizza in Detroit. Featured on The Food Network.
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Beautiful Entryway of Gold Cash Gold restaurant

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Inside Gold Cash Gold

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Train Station in Cork Town, no longer in use

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Lots of love + positivity,

Sarah

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Copenhagen: The Food (Part 2)

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a great day and weekend. For those who celebrate, you are probably saying to yourself, “I can’t think or talk about food because I’m still stuffed!” lol Well, the nordic food of Copenhagen is unique and definitely something to discuss.

The food was something I have never tried and couldn’t compare it to things that I have had before. The flavor combinations were indescribable. I had to read the menu while I ate just to remember what was in the dish.

The menus’ items ranged from simple dishes of very thinly sliced beef to more complicated dishes that combined sweet potatoes, flowers, and lobster bisque. They used simple, fresh ingredients to create memorable dishes. My palette was awakened to new tastes some of which I would love to experience again while others not so much.

The restaurants’ decor were just as interesting as the food. They were all very cozy and intimate spaces regardless of the size. I felt as if I was in someone’s home.Below are photos of inside one of the restaurants (Cafe Norden) and a few of the dishes from Salt.

#FITip: Get to learn about a culture through its food. It is a way to inspire your palette and open your mind to new ways of cooking.

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lots of love + positivity,

Sarah

Copenhagen: The City (Part 1)

If you had a weekend to go anywhere, where would you go? My boyfriend and I were faced with this decision months ago  and was able to answer rather quickly…Copenhagen! Why? There was an amazing flight deal that we couldn’t resist. We also love discovering new places so it worked out since we hadn’t yet explored Copenhagen.

Copenhagen is such a charming city. The city felt so familiar. It’s an intriguing place with elements from cities such as London, Munich, and Paris and yet it manages to maintain its identity through its unique art, parks, and food! By the end of our first day, we knew we would be back again. The flight is 6 hours long, which is just like flying out to Cali from NY. It is definitely a great weekend getaway (or longer) that would be worth your while!

Please enjoy the pics below from various parts of the city!

#FITip: Seek out new experiences and allow yourself to “get lost” . This helps you to reconnect with your inner child; and life becomes a beautiful adventure.

 

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Look out for part 2 when FITblog delves into Copenhagen’s cuisine!

lots of love + positivity,

Sarah

Millbrook Vineyards and Winery

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! It’s a time to witness the changing of the leaves, cook stews and soups, and partake in many Fall festivities that happen in the New York area.

I recently took a day trip with some friends to the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, which is located in Hudson River Valley. It was absolutely breathtaking! One can see the Catskills mountains in the distance and the weather was especially nice that day so we were able to sit outside and bask in the sun.

The Millbrook Winery produces both red and white wines. They have award-winning Rieslings. Although their Reislings are good, I actually prefered their 2013 Hunt Country Red wine. It was delicious….and this is coming from someone who loves white wines! This is definitely a place to visit! See more pictures below.

#FITip: Exploring your corner of the world can help you appreciate your neighborhood, county, or state in ways that will fill your soul with joy and inspiration and clear out feelings of longing and boredom. 

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Lots of love + positivity,

Sarah