We’ve had really great experiences staying at Airbnb’s. If you haven’t heard of them you are missing out. Airbnb allows travelers to rent out private rooms, homes, apartments, boats and unique spaces in 192 countries throughout the world. I was VERY reluctant to try this, but while on a visit to San Francisco , my son convinced me it was the best way to stay in the neighborhoods you want visit.
So far he is right. We have been pleasantly surprised by the hospitable hosts and the nice accomodations. The hosts welcome you with wine, cookies or breakfast pastries and it is great having extra room to spread out while traveling especially with family in tow.
Brazil will be the most spotlighted nations in the world for the next two years. The World Cup and The Summer Olympic Games. Yes, everyone will be looking at Brazil. While you are getting to know more about this spectacular country and wonderful people, find out more about what I believe to be their best interior designer. Meet Ana Maria Vieira Santos.
With projects in Brazil, Europe and the United States, Ana creates, produces and personally supervises every architecture and interior design project from her office in São Paulo, Brazil, which has more than 30 employees and a large number of clients.
Wide spaces imbued with natural light, luxuriant gardens, water mirrors, exquisite pieces of furniture designed by this architect and interior designer, every detail is designed to provide the maximum comfort and well-being.
My daughter called me so excited the other night after what she said was "The Best Dinner She Has Ever Had!"
Andy and Michael started talking about opening a restaurant in 1994. They both come from big Italian families in the city of Memphis, and all family celebrations revolved around food.
The passion for food grew stronger as they got older. After college they moved to Charleston, SC to attended Johnson and Wales University. After two years on the coast, they moved back to Memphis to internship at Chez Philippe under French Master Chef, Jose Guitierrez.
Upon returning to America, they continued work for two years while they refined their business plan and searched for the perfect spot. On October 31, 2008 Andrew Michael Italian kitchen opened its doors to the public for the first time.
I have never had the fortune to dine it Andy and Michaels. But if my food loving daughter has anything to say about this, we should all be booking a ticket to Memphis tonight.