5 Fusion & Sushi Bar
Ranked the best sushi restaurant in Bend for the past few years, located downtown in the heart of the bustle, step inside for delicious, authentic sushi.
Address: 821 NW Wall Street 100, Bend OR
59 RdS Bakery
Bakeries are everywhere, but baguette baking is a serious business. This bakery has one the award for the best baguette. Stop in and see exactly what a quality French baguette should taste like.
Address: 59 rue de Saintonge, Paris, France
A. Simon
Another quality cooking supply store to pick up metal mixing bowls, a baker's must-haves, knives, cutting boards and all of the little details.
Address: 48 Rue Montmartre, Paris, France
Abeja Winery
A viognier to welcome into your spring and summer meals. And don't forget to stay in their accommodations. A dream of a home away from home.
Address: 2014 Mill Creek Rd, Walla Walla, WA
Alder Slope Nursery
A family-owned nursery offering quality flowers, plants and supplies.
Address: 64934 Alder Slope Rd, Enterprise, OR
Alexandra's Designer Consignment
Having found my favorite black pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps here, I will forever be a fan.
Address: 412 Olive Way, Seattle, WA
Alpine Meadows Golf Course
The 9-hole golf course that is challenging and beautiful. Look up to see Ruby Peak as the backdrop after you sink your final putt.
Address: 66098 Golf Course Rd, Enterprise, OR
A wonderfully unique and delicious dining experience. Enjoy Peruvian cuisine in the Pearl District.
Address: 1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR
The famed tea house that Coco Chanel frequented, sip the decadent chocolat chaud and nibble on a macaroon.
Address: 226 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
The special dining destination of Bend. Chosen by the James Beard association to showcase their talents, the service is white table sophistication and the food dazzles the food curious, and always satiates. Try the bone marrow appetizer to start your meal
Address: 1304 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97701
Arrowhead Chocolates
No matter where I live, I always have my Arrowhead dark chocolate truffles on hand. My favorite are the peanut butter, but their sea-salted caramels are simply amazing.
Address: 100 N Main St, Joseph, OR
The best homemade, classic pasta dishes for miles.
Address: 1002 Main St, Boise, ID
Avalon Hotel
Blocks away from the Empire State Building, a boutique hotel on 32rd street.
Address: 16 E 32nd St, New York, NY
A quaint cafe with extraordinary cuisine tucked away off the main street. Absolutely worth searching for.
Address: 17 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840
Absolutely delicious tapas menu, no reservations taken. Brand new, larger location downtown with community tables as well as single tables. And during the summer, sit outside on their patio.
Address: 915 NW Wall St, Bend, OR
Basel Cellars
Up on the hill and offering a variety of wines. Taste, try and enjoy.
Address: 2901 Old Milton Hwy, Walla Walla, WA
Bastille Cafe & Bar
The quintessential French brasserie in downtown Seattle.
Address: 5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA
Beach Books
Stay in Gearhart and make the 3 mile jaunt to Seaside to visit this charming independent bookstore. Located on the main street of town - Broadway, right on the corner, find oodles of cookbooks, journals, cards and the newest releases.
Address: 616 Broadway St, Seaside, OR
All-natural handmade luxurious bath and beauty products. Try their linen spray, something I use weekly on freshly laundered sheets.
Address: 1 S Main St, Joseph, OR
Beehive Cut & Color Bar
Ask for an appointment with Kyle, my longtime stylist and colorist (but every stylist is superb).
Address: 126 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Beehive Cut & Color Bar
Ask for an appointment with Kyle, my longtime stylist and colorist (but every stylist is superb).
Bemelman's Bar
Located at the Carlyle on the Upper East Side, stop in for live jazz, iconic New York City atmosphere with the artist of famed children's book series Madeline,Ludwig Bemelmans', illustrations on the walls.
Address: THE CARLYLE RESTAURANT, 35 E 76th St, New York, NY
Book in Bar
The only bookshop with coffee and espresso to enjoy while you read. Full of English books in all genres, pop in, relax and enjoy the ample selection.
Address: 4 Rue Joseph Cabassol, Aix-en-Provence, France
Brasserie Four
French cuisine for lunch or dinner, and outdoor dining as well!
Address: 4 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Bryant Park
A prime location situated behind New York City's famed public library and a block away from Grand Central Station. Yoga in the park in the summer - don't forget!
Address: Bryant Park, New York, NY
A Parisian bistro in NYC. Oh, and look for Buvette in Paris as well! Petite, cozy, and delicious.
Address: 42 Grove St, New York, NY
Cafe du Monde
Offering the classic beignet that is deluged with powdered sugar - still very delicious. Do not be deterred by the long line.
Address: 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Central Grocery & Deli
Located in the French Quarter, the long line moves quickly as customers wait for the classic, original Muffaletta sandwich.
Address: 923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Central Park
From the beautiful Bow Bridge, the tucked away Shakespearean Garden and endless running, biking and walking paths, find something new each time you visit.
Address: Central Park, New York, NY
Charles Smith Wines
A tasting room downtown, taste for $5 and then purchase a quality wine. The Boy is one of my favorites as well as they viognier.
Address: 35 S Spokane St, Walla Walla, WA
Cliff Bell's
Live jazz music, and dark, classic aesthetic that sets the perfect mood. And the food, scrumptious!
Address: 2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI
Colville Street Patisserie
Amazing hot chocolate. This is my favorite destination for French pastries and they have gelato!
Address: 40 S Colville St, Walla Walla, WA
Commander's Palace
The top historically recognized gourmet restaurant in New Orleans. Make reservations ahead of time and save up your appetite. It will be worth it.
Address: 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Nestled on the east side of Portland in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, a new French restaurant, recently nominated for a James Beard award is situated on a corner lot amongst blocks of beautiful homes. Using seasonal, local produce, the food will delight.
Address: 6839 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
Covent Garden
Food, shops, cobbled streets and the bustle of London.
Address: Covent Garden, London, UK
DeBouche Modern
Consignment furniture with a modern touch. A few pieces have found their way into my home.
Address: 385 B St. - Airport District. Walla Walla, WA
Don Carlo Vineyard
A chardonnay I continue to treat myself to, and founded by a woman with a love for wine and a husband who believed in her dream.
Dream Dry
Founded by Rachel Zoe, schedule a blow-out and look great for whatever your schedule demands.
Address: 35 W 21st St, New York, NY
A blow-out salon with two locations in the city. Easy to schedule and individually selected styles. Oh, and enjoy a mimosa while you wait.
Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
The classic, cozy bookstore located in downtown Bend. New books on the main floor and used books upstairs. Stay, read, nibble and enjoy.
Address: 135 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR
Dunham Cellars
Where the wine flows and the dogs roam. Try their Three-legged Red for a budget-friendly red-blend table wine.
Address: 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla, WA
E. Dehillerin
A cook and baker's dream is to shop at E. Dehillerin. Knowing Julia Child and Ina Garten have shopped there as well, doesn't hurt. Oodles of cooper, skillets and all the tools you will want to bring home.
Address: 18-20 Rue Coquillière, Paris, France
Italophiles (is that a word??), go here, now. Everything involving food and Italy in the Flatiron District.
Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY
Elephant's Delicatessen
A gourmet and speciality food's store and cafe. A treat in more ways than one.
Address: 115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR
Elizabeth's Restaurant
Located away from downtown, take a taxi, no reservations taken, and enjoy homemade regional cuisine.
Address: 601 Gallier St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Elm Street Books
THE bookstore to peruse and treat yourself to the newest release. The staff is savvy and the location is ideal.
Address: 35 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840
Embassy Suites, Downtown
Located in the historic Multnomah Hotel. This is not your typical Embassy Suites. Reserve a room for your next visit.
Address: 319 SW Pine St, Portland, OR
Empire State South
Chef Hugh Acheson’s restaurant blending traditional southern food elevated for healthy, delicious options.
Empire State South
Chef Hugh Acheson’s restaurant blending traditional southern food elevated for healthy, delicious options.
Address: 999 Peachtree St NE #140, Atlanta, GA
Faulkner House Books
Located on a quiet alley in the French Quarter, small, but full of inspiration.
Address: 624 Pirates Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
Fondations Claude Monet
See the famous waterlilies in person, tour the gardens that Claude Monet designed, as well as walk through his home in Giverny.
Address: 84 Rue Claude Monet, Giverny, France
Fortnum & Mason
Be dazzled from floor to floor to floor. A gourmet grocer, tea store, place to dine casually or for high tea. The options are endless.
Address: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, United Kingdom
French Quarter
Find luxurious bed & bath linens as well as L’Occitane products.
Address: 530 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
Gabrielle Geppert
Hermés, Chanel, Dior. It's here and it's far more affordable. A dream of a designer consignment boutique.
Address: 31 Galerie de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Garden District Book Shop
Locally owned, 30+ year old bookstore that has held book signings with Julia Child and other top authors.
Address: Rink Shopping Center, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Garelick and Herbs
A gourmet deli to remind you of what you wish you could make at home.
Address: 97 Main St, New Canaan, CT 06840
Garrison Creek Cellars
A zinfandel like no other zinfandel you've had.
Address: 4153 Hood Rd, Walla Walla, WA
Gearhart Ocean Inn
Pet friendly, two blocks from an expansive part of beach on the Oregon coast, complimentary beach cruisers. Enjoy this quiet respite with a bakery one block away.
Address: 67 N Cottage Ave, Seaside, OR
The stunning view from their patio dining area, and the food will leave you speechless for all of the right reasons. And who knows, you might just see someone you recognize from the celebrity pages.
Address: 27400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
GingerBitz Bakery
An ideal bakery with mouth-watering buttery quiche, endless sweet treats and the talk of the town for all the right reason.
Address: 155 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840
Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
A dream of a bed & breakfast in the Garden District. Traditional, colonial grand home with an ideal location to the streetcar and everything New Orleans.
Address: 2727 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Great Pacific
With live music each week, and a casual, community vibe, enjoy their pizzas, sandwiches, and croissant sandwiches, or stop in to pick up your favorite wine for your evening dinner party.
Address: 403 S Main St, Pendleton, OR
Go and be amazed. From below ground floor to the designer collections, and don't forget to stop into the grocery market and pick up lunch to be enjoyed at a nearby park.
Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom
Haven in Paris
A luxury Parisian vacation rental that makes you feel at home. With a personal concierge to welcome you and be at your call of need if you have a question, all rentals are pristine and ideally located.
Highlands Golf Club
A fun, nine-hole golf-course weaving in between beach houses and perfect for anyone who just wants to stretch their legs, see some wildlife and not take the game too seriously.
Address: 33260 Highlands Ln, Seaside, OR
Hotel Ballard
A luxurious sleeping and living experience awaits in a quaint new neighborhood.
Address: 5216 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA
Hotel Particulier Montmartre
A beautiful boutique hotel tucked up in a private part of a Montmartre neighborhood. A wonderful place to arrive after a long day of international travel. Check out my spotlight post in the French-Inspired archives.
Address: Pavillon D, 23 Avenue Junot, Paris, France
Hudson Hotel
A mid-town contemporary hotel. Small, but stylish rooms.
Address: 358 W 58th St, New York, NY
Hyde Park
One of the eight Royal Parks in London and with 350 acres, the history abounds and the landscaping will amaze.
Address: Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom
Il Gattopardo
Classic italian cuisine located in a tucked away location behind MoMA. Don't miss this experience.
Address: 13-15 W 54th St, New York, NY
Iron Horse Antiques
Tucked into the quaint, beautiful downtown neighborhood, discover antiques of all types and very reasonable prices. A bustling destination for locals and tourists.
Address: 210 NW Congress St, Bend, OR
Isenhower Cellars
Family-run and operated. The wines are delicious, fun and affordable.
Address: 3471 Pranger Rd, Walla Walla, WA
Jackalope Grill
Classic French cuisine by a Parisian-trained chef. In the warmer months, enjoy brunch in the courtyard for a lovely and delicious experience in the heart of Bend.
Address: 750 NW Lava Road, Bend, OR
Jackson's Corner
Two locations (west and east). Watch them toss the pizza dough while you enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends.
Address: 845 NW Delaware Ave, Bend, OR
Jacques Genin Chocolates
A gourmet chocolate shop where the chocolate is displayed like jewelry.
Address: 27 rue de varenne, Paris, France
Find stylish, active wear for the busy, physically active woman.
Address: 7 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840
Middle-eastern cuisine that will satiate your palate. Making my list of top take-out places in Bend, dine in or take out.
Address: 1004 NW Newport Ave., Bend OR
La Couronne Restaurant
Dine where Julia Child enjoyed her first French meal which she credits for be a significant inspiration in her life’s journey into the French culinary culture. Check out my visit and video of my meal at this historic restaurant.
Address: 31 Place du Vieux Marché, Rouen, France
La Grand Épicerie
Your gourmet grocery on the left bank. Located below the Bon Marché. Two dreams in one!
Address: 38, rue de Sèvres, Paris, France
La Magie Bakery and Cafe
Downtown decadent sweets and sandwiches made with fresh-made bread.
Address: 945 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR
La Mascotte
A scrumptious seafood fine dining restaurant in Montmartre. From the sole, to the oysters, to the dessert, all was scrumptious on my last night in Paris in 2018.
Address: 52 Rue des Abbesses, Paris, France
La Petite Grocery
A trendy boutique restaurant, located on the famed Magazine Street where chef and owner Justin Devillier puts his creative spin on classic New Orleans dishes.
Address: 4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Cloud-like macaroons, visit any of the three locations to spoil your sweet tooth.
Address: 18 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France
Le Colonial
A French-Vietnamese restaurant with superb service in mid-town Manhattan.
Address: 149 E 57th St, New York, NY
Le District
Travel to France without leaving New York City. The food, the restaurants, the bars. Vive la France!
Address: Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St, New York, NY
Le Grand Colbert
Fantastic service! You'll remember this restaurant from the movie "Something’s Gotta to Give".
Address: 2 Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
Le Grillon
Upon meeting mystery author M.L. Longworth here for a croissant and tea, it was clear why this was her favorite cafe. Located on Cours Mirabeau, the people watching is phenomenal, and the food a dream.
Address: 49 Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence, France
Les Jardins de Villandry
The largest vegetable garden in the country, touring this grand garden was food for the soul. Check out my video of the tour and discover a beautiful breath of fresh air in your day.
Address: 3 Rue Principale, Villandry, France
Levain Bakery
The cookies! Oh my goodness. In a tiny Upper West Side location, look for the blue sign and be prepared to melt in deliciousness.
Address: 167 W 74th St, New York, NY
Liner & Elsen
The go-to NW Portland wine store. Find wines from Oregon, Washington, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and bi-weekly tastings on Friday and Saturday.
Address: 2222 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR
Little Bird Bistro
Be swept away to Paris for an entire meal – the food is scrumptious (try their savory crepes for an appetizer), linger and enjoy their welcoming and warm service.
Address: 215 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR
Located next door to the Garden District Book Shop, discover certified organic hand-woven in Turkey linens, scarves and beautiful designs.
Address: 2727 Prytania St #13, New Orleans, LA 70130
Looney Bean Coffee
Sip artisan coffee along Mirror Pond at the edge of Drake Park in a cozy setting.
Address: 961 NW Brooks St., Bend, OR
Lou Canesteou Fromagerie
The best cheese shop in Vaison-la-Romaine, recommended by Patricia Wells and visited along with her and the entire class on the day of the market in town (Tuesday).
Address: 10 Rue Raspail, Vaison-la-Romaine, France
Lou Canesteou Fromagerie
The best cheese shop in Vaison-la-Romaine, recommended by Patricia Wells and visited along with her and the entire class on the day of the market in town (Tuesday).
Address: 10 Rue Raspail, Vaison-la-Romaine, France
LOustalet Restaurant
A special place to dine for lunch or dinner. Be sure to try the bouillabaisse, and enjoy dining under the large plane tree during the warm Provence sun.
Address: 5 Place Gabrielle Andéol, Gigondas, France
Lovejoy Bakers
A corner location in the Pearl District. Try their egg salad sandwich or pick up freshly baked bread. Busy and delicious.
Address: 939 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR
A women's activewear business, now known around the country and online, but originally founded in Portland.
Address: 1015 NW Couch St, Portland, OR
Mabel & Zora
A lovely women's clothing boutique in the Pearl District.
Address: 748 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
Magnolia Bakery
Yep, that Magnolia Bakery as seen in SATC. Light and fluffy cupcakes and Carrie Bradshaw's brownstone just around the corner.
Address: 401 Bleecker St, New York, NY
Maison Kayser
An artisan Parisian boulangerie in NYC. One location by Bryant Park and the Public Library and nine others around the city.
Address: 8 W 40th St, New York, NY
Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen
The world’s largest flea market Sat, Sun, Mon 10-6. Take a cab as it is just on the fringe of the city.
Address: Avenue du Professeur André Lemierre, 75020 Paris, France
Marla June's
A boutique for chic women. Owned by a woman who knows how to style and whom I personally admire and respect.
Address: 16 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Stay in the downtown towers that create the skyline and enjoy an amazing view.
Address: GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
Stop in for lunch from 10-4 after perusing Powell's bookshop. It has a nondescript exterior, but the interior is exquisite and simple. French-Nordic fare, spoil yourself with their brie, apple and parsnip quiche followed by dessert.
Address: 921 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205
Misbehaven Spa & Salon
A masseuse with amazing hands - Sandra, and a luxurious pedicure, schedule with Rachel
Address: 126 W Poplar St, Walla Walla, WA
Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Chocolate in many different forms and all decadently scrumptious.
Address: 526 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR
Mother's Bistro
Sunday brunch is a must-do for all Portlanders. Don't mind the wait as their French Toast will assuage your impatience.
Address: 212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR
Museum of Modern Art
Visit the 4th and 5th floors, which are my favorite – Seurat, Picasso, Monet.
Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY
Nancy P's Cafe & Bakery
Sandwiches, cookies, quiches, scones, pies and more. The perfect spot for a chat with a good friend.
Address: 1054 NW Milwaukee Ave., Bend, OR
Navidi's Olive Oils & Vinegars
Endless olive oil and vinegar flavors, in varying sizes and fantastic prices.
Address: 120 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR
New York City Public Library
Where the lions are on guard (Patience and Fortitude) – work in the reading room, take a free tour and then have lunch in Bryant Park.
Address: 5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY
Newport Avenue Market
Bend's version of Zabar's. Locally employee owned, gourmet cheeses, quality seafood and meat, and wines carefully chosen for a delicious experience. And don't forget the friendly service.
Address: 1121 NW Newport Avenue, Bend, Oregon
Nicole Michelle Decor
A true Francophile decor haven. Find Belgium linens, French tableware, custom sheets, as well as truly friendly service.
Address: 1132 NW Newport Avenue, Bend, OR
Noi Thai Cuisine
voted in The Source as the #1 Thai restaurant in 2015 & 2016 for a reason. The food is delicious and offers reasonable, but not absurd serving sizes, your palate will be satiated and the decor is phenomenal
Address: 550 NW Franklin Avenue, Suite 148, Bend, OR
NYC Airporter
Offering $14 fares (shuttle bus) to and from JFK and LGA to Penn Station and Grand Central.
Oblation Papers & Press
Looking for unique and stunning stationery? Stop in and discover endless ideas and options.
Address: 516 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR
Pacific Way Bakery & Cafe
Croissants and coffee in the morning and fresh seafood in the evening.
Address: 601 Pacific Way, Gearhart, OR
Palais Royale
A favorite must-see