Wednesday, November 9, 2011

When in Rome...

I am a terrible tourist, I truly am. The reason is because wherever I go I love to live like the to "do as the Romans do" meaning that I like to do what the locals do. The best restaurants, the best bars, the best event are those that the locals go to and that's what I always try to do.

Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena

What I'd to work on over the next couple of months is put together, with your help, a series of tips and things to do in different cities. For example that great coffee place you went to while on business in Chicago or the trattoria with the fantastic Penne Pommodoro in some corner in Rome.

Life Guard Station in Miami Beach

If you own a store or if your best friend has a fantastic bakery let other know how to find them when they travel. I will put these guides together over the next two months and hopefully by next year {can't believe it's just a few months away!} I'll start posting them for all of you to use.

Julia Child's kitchen at the Museum of American History in Washington DC

This is what we're going to do. You can leave me suggestions on the comments section of this blog or you can EMAIL me with your ideas. Your suggestions can be on your own city no matter where you live or about places you love when you travel.

Amazing view of New York City

I look forward to see what all of you have to add to this crazy idea I have, as all of you have always been the best source for ideas and inspiration.

Have a great day and look forward to hear from you!

24 comments:

  1. This is so much fun! I'll put my thinking cap on!

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  2. This is such a great idea! I am excited to get to put together a list of some of my favorite place in Minneapolis!
    Much love,
    B

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  3. all i know is if you find yourself in boston then go to Finale! it's a great desserts place.

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  4. I love this idea-let me know when you start on SF!

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  5. I love the pictures from your travels!

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  6. What a grand idea. I am going to have to start brainstorming about the special places I've gone

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  7. I know some great places in London!

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  8. What a fun idea... if you need anything for the southern part of Connecticut, I'm your gal. And if you need anything in Paris, I'm your gal, too.
    xxoo

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  9. Great idea!!! I'd love to help out. You might not need my help with NYC though. Just let me know if u do :) xoxo

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  10. NICE!! That's why we've used those Frommer's books when we've traveled (but some have been hit or miss)!! *thinking*...

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  11. such a fantastic idea! I will try to come up with my faves!

    xoxo
    molliee
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  12. How cute is that Miami Lifeguard Station!
    x
    Melissah from Coastal Style

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  13. What a neat idea!!
    Mine is pretty broad, but tried and true...
    Anything in Little Italy, in NYC.

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  14. Oh such an awesome idea. I'm going to collect my thoughts and get back to you on this.

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  15. such a good idea. add toro sushi to the best sushi spot in chicago. its byob too!

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  16. What a great idea!! I'll be making a list!! Oh, but how to narrow it down ;)
    Can't wait for the guide....

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  17. Love this! Can't wait to hear everyone's suggestions...and think of a few of my own. I love being a tourist in my own city!

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  18. What a great idea and very practical too! And I think it's a great thing going to a place and doing as the locals do. I'm all for that sort of travel :) I'm not sure if this may help, but I do a series "A Perfect Day In..." so far I've done a few on places in Fiji but I've been inviting bloggers from around the place to take part too... (http://vanishashaves.blogspot.com/search/label/APerfectDayIn )

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  19. OOH! what a terrific idea! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

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  20. Awesome idea! And...I've always wanted to go to that Pasadena Flea Market. Ahhh...lucky!

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  21. Great idea! Between me and the boyfriend, we can cover SF, Sonoma/Napa Valley, Chicago, NYC, and lots of places around Italy (he lived there for three years). Can't wait to hear the other suggestions too!!

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  22. Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake at Sweet Lady Jane in L.A.! Yum.
    ;)

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