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My love for food and travel combine with my early work experience in retail and hospitality. This foundation continues to influence my design process with a unique understanding of how service and quality are paramount to an experience.

For me, it’s important to feel connection and warmth within a space. I prefer authentic sophistication over ostentation. Within the realm of hospitality, residential concepts meet commercial design, but this should expand into any workplace that values the welfare of people.

A sense of pride in quality, details, and customer service must be at the forefront of a guest experience. Establishments that celebrate authentic culture particularly pique my interest, so that when I enter, I feel either immersed in a place or transported to another. In a quest to identify and promote quality, let’s share our life-enhancing experiences.

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

James Beard

Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place.

Henri J.M. Nouwen


San Diego Taste of Spain: Café Sevilla

Café Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar Nestled in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego is a wonderful Spanish restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed our lunch on the outdoor patio at Café Sevilla — a tapas bar, restaurant, and nightclub — which felt true to its claim for an authentic Spanish cultural experience (though at the…

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Brunch in Sacramento, California at Cafeteria 15L

Cafeteria 15L celebrates fresh ingredients. This is comfort food with a fresh, urban twist. Brunch has always been one of my favorite meals—a relaxed, late-morning meal—that is perfect for lounging with the family. Cafeteria 15L, a “Farm to Table” restaurant located in an urban rustic-industrial setting in Sacramento, offers a weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays…

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San Diego Omni La Costa Resort

San Diego is known for great weather year-round and a relaxed beach life vibe. The mild climate can be a great place to escape to, either from intense summer heat or from an extreme winter chill. This past summer, during a soccer tournament weekend, my husband and I were fortunate to spend a few days…

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