by CHLOE. Hi Cookie Heaven.

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I went to New York for the first time in my life last summer and had an amazing time. You’ll also know that I basically planned my entire trip around food. Since returning back to L.A., OF COURSE I’ve found out about a million more restaurants in NYC that I’m desperate to try, and I’m dying to go back to knock ’em off my list. One of those restaurants? by CHLOE. Not going to lie, I spend way too much time stalking photos of food from by CHLOE. in New York.…

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Weekend Getaway, Changing Traditions, & Taking a Break

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! Well, it probably won’t still be the Fourth by the time anyone actually reads this, but still. Know that I’m thinking of you now! 🙂 This year, the Fourth of July was much different for me than ever before. As you know if you know me / have read any of my previous posts about holidays, I’m BIG on tradition. I cling desperately to my traditions, especially when they have to do with holidays, and I basically freak out if anything puts them at risk. It’s kindaaaa ridiculous. I had a 6 hour long drive…

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Foodie Heaven: The Butcher’s Daughter, Venice

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT! It’s time for me to hop back into restaurant reviewing after a loooooong hiatus. I love love love to hunt for the most DELISH restaurants in town (and take food pics, obviously), but I paused on writing reviews for awhile. I couldn’t eat out for a few months while I was on a very annoying diet for my stomach, per my doctor’s orders, and continuing to write restaurant reviews during that time was too torturous. Thankfully, that diet is now DONE and I’m back to chowin’ down on whatever yummy food my heart desires. I want to kick things off with one of my…

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Eating Out with Food Allergies: The Basics

I’m a total foodie. Yes, I do adore cooking, but I loooooove to eat out. Always have, always will. I keep a running list of at least 100 restaurants on my phone that I’m plotting to test out next. New suggestions are always welcome. A lot of people are surprised by how much I like to eat out at restaurants. When it comes up, the response is usually, “Can you even eat there?” or, “How can you eat out so often with all of your food restrictions?” Well, my friends, it’s really not as hard as it seems. There was definitely an…

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How to: STAYCATION

I always like to bounce outta town right after Christmas, but this year my family decided against doing so because the snow is too much to deal with at our cabin right now. Since my dreams of a winter getaway were crushed, I decided I had to do something about it. Enter: STAYCATION. I’ve heard about them before, but never tried one. What is a staycation? It’s exactly what it sounds like. Basically, a vacation where you don’t leave. You can do things at home or just in your area – whatever you want! You just stay where you’re at…no…

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