Ehlers Estate – Napa Winery

If you ever visit wine country in California, you have to visit Ehlers Estate. Located up in St. Helena, just north of Napa, Ehlers Estate is 100% organic and offers a diverse variety of wines. We signed up for the “Start Your Day Tasting Experience” after receiving recommendations to check it out. Beginning at 9:30am,

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Cocktail 101 at Domaine Chandon

Our first stop in Napa was at Domaine Chandon. I went back & forth with how I wanted to spend my time there. I heard from friends that it is a great place to grab a glass of champagne and sit outside versus sitting through a formal tasting. However, after looking through their website, I

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10 Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

We have traveled with Aidan since he was 6 weeks old. By the end of June he will have flown in over 20+ plane rides, ranging from quick 1 hour flights to Atlanta to the 6+ hour flight to Ireland. We’ve also experienced these trips from birth to nearly 2 years old and I must

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Best Brunch in Cincinnati, OH

On our last trip to Cincinnati, I was on a quest to find the best brunch spot in Cincinnati and I think we found it. Maplewood Kitchen & Bar is a “west coast cafe in the heart of Cincinnati”. The restaurant offers healthier fare that screams California. Think “poke tuna tostada” or “ricotta toast with berries

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Collective Espresso – Cincinnati, OH

This past weekend one of my dear friends got married in Cincinnati. For as close as Cincinnati is to Indianapolis (and given that my brother lived there a few years after college), it’s surprising how little I’ve explored the city. We were lucky enough to get the weekend “baby free”, thanks to my parents watching

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5 Travel Must Haves

It has been a crazy start to 2017. This past week alone, I was on a plane Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday. Kyle & I already have 14 Marriott nights combined, which doesn’t include the past 4 nights staying with Kyle’s parents. That adds up to over 1/3 of the year being spent OUTSIDE our house.

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Night Out at Nada

We’ve been dying to check out Nada, a modern Mexican restaurant in downtown Indianapolis.  A couple weeks ago, we decided to go for an early dinner and bring Aidan (which is always a risk) and meet up with a friend. This place is always packed, so we were thankful to get there before the crowds

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Brunch at Milktooth – Worth the Hype?

Milktooth restaurant was recently named one of the best restaurants in the WORLD by Conde Nast.  Located in Fletcher Place in downtown Indianapolis, I must admit I was a little skeptical about all the hype. Indiana isn’t exactly known for being a foodie town…until now. Everything I heard about Milktooth was to “give it a chance”. The

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