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Palm Springs Guide: 18 Places to Eat, Drink & Stay Now

Palm Springs midcentury glory is a major draw for a lifelong retro girl like me. At home, I’ve long decorated midcentury in my San Francisco 1890’s Victorians, just as I’ve dressed with 1940s-50’s influence since I was a teen, collected vintage barware and books and have been literally weaned on the films and music of that era and beyond.

Here is my Palm Springs guide with two hotel recommendations, two coffee shops, seven mid-range and seven fast casual spots, outlining highs — and when relevant, lows. Read more →

Boycott Instagram

After years of having an account at roughly 6000 followers, all organically grown, posting the exact same food, drink, travel content from my daily work that I’ve simultaneously posted for even more years on Facebook and Twitter @ThePerfectSpot without any issue — all my own photos, videos, article links to my own stories, all unpaid posts — Instagram has deactivated my account for no reason and with no warning. Read more →

Newly Opened Automat in SF Combines Childhood Whimsy and Gourmet Goodness

We already know what happens when chef David Barzelay and the team of two Michelin-starred Lazy Bear open a more casual spot. Bar-centric with stellar bar food True Laurel is one of the best bars in the nation, thanks to the inspired, one-of-a-kind cocktails of owner Nicolas (Nic) Torres (also behind the new Buddy bar). As of December 8, 2021, Barzelay and partner Matthew Kirk (former sous chef of Lazy Bear) opened Automat, just north of the Panhandle in the former Green Chile Kitchen space. Read more →

Consulting, Classes, Speaking

My consulting and classes site: With over 10 years of professional experience as an editor/writer/content vice president and consultant/concierge, I’ve spent over 18 years eating at 600+ restaurants and bars each year around the globe, recently passing the 10,000 mark. My bio and background here. Traveling to over 30 countries (some mulitple times), I’ve dug deep into regional cuisines,… Read more →