Graduation Ceremonies and Family Bonding: My Trip to LA

Graduation Ceremonies and Family Bonding: My Trip to LA

Earlier this year, I traveled across the country to Los Angeles, where I was able to watch my oldest niece Aimée Rathlé graduate from Occidental College. The first graduation of a close family member and my lil’ Aimée! Fun fact about this school… not only is it one of the country’s most beautiful college campuses (“Clueless” was filmed there!) but our 44th president, Mr. Barack Obama, was a student for two years at Oxy before he transferred to Columbia in NYC.

SIMONE SEZ: How the West was Won on My Family Vacation

SIMONE SEZ: How the West was Won on My Family Vacation

In a city famous for its towering landmark, the Space Needle, Seattle was a wonderful discovery of western traditions, food, and hospitality for our family. It was pleasing to have incredible views of the water everywhere we walked within the city. A youthful attitude, laid back sensibility, and creative energy pervaded the city.

Marcel’s Year of Style and Taste

Marcel’s Year of Style and Taste

As loyal readers of The Washington Post know, food critic Tom Sietsema’s word is not to be taken lightly. Amid his glowing review of Robert Wiedmaier’s flagship establishment, which he praises as a stalwart of the Washington fine-dining scene, the critic is clearly impressed by the complete renovation that was completed late last year...

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria is on Fire!

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria is on Fire!

Whether braving Ghost Peppers atop Jalisco-style Roasted Goat Tacos, tempering the heat with one of The Washington Post’s must-try sips like the Mala Suerta, or indulging in Torrejas [Latin-style French Toast] — one of food critic John Mariani’s dessert favorites mentioned in Huffington Post — all who enter Fuego Cocina y Tequileria are tempted with offerings deftly balanced between the exotic and the familiar, the simple and complex.