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Gifts for drinkers and wine-lovers: The coolest & classiest alcohol gifts!

Gifts for drinkers and wine-lovers: The coolest & classiest alcohol gifts!

Need gifts for drinkers, wine-lovers, and party animals in general? I’ve rounded up some of the coolest and even classiest alcohol gifts for your favorite booze-hounds… Cute ways to drink… Give someone the gift of being the most stylish sneakily drunk person at your office […]

Go to these restaurants in Charleston for a glutinous and amazing foodie trip

Go to these restaurants in Charleston for a glutinous and amazing foodie trip

We’re lucky enough to be close friends with one of the best chefs to come to LA from South Carolina. (Avid readers may remember him as Ari, my chef friend at Red Medicine.) So when Mike and I decided to head to South Carolina for […]

Perfect pancakes: Gifts, recipes, and goodies for pancake lovers

Perfect pancakes: Gifts, recipes, and goodies for pancake lovers

Usually I’m all about waffles. But I also have massive love for perfect pancakes. For me that means massive, fluffy insides, with a perfectly smooth brown top, and some fruit of some kind — either baked into said pancake, or as a compote on top. […]

Take the guess work out of where to eat with our epic Atlanta restaurants list

Take the guess work out of where to eat with our epic Atlanta restaurants list

Almost everyone working on The Gifted (the show Mike is currently producing) has asked us for “The List.” It’s our list of about 80 of the best Atlanta restaurants — places that we’ve either tried ourselves and recommend, or have been highly recommended to us […]

A quick list of the (lobbyist approved!) best restaurants in Sacramento

A quick list of the (lobbyist approved!) best restaurants in Sacramento

We found ourselves in Sacramento for a weekend, but with only ONE night to properly dine out. So, before we left, I texted my lobbyist friend: “If you only had one night in Sacramento, where would you eat?” She got back to me with a […]

How I packed for my weekend trip with one carry on

How I packed for my weekend trip with one carry on

I never feel more badass than when I board a plane with only a carry-on, then get off and walk straight to the pickup curb. That’s right, I just used a plane as a freaking taxi, yo! And it’s because I’m pretty good at packing […]

From sobremesas to so much cheese: The 12 things I learned about Buenos Aires

From sobremesas to so much cheese: The 12 things I learned about Buenos Aires

Mike traveled to Buenos Aires a little while back. These are excerpts from the journal he kept while there… It’s 9:45 on a Sunday morning in November, and Buenos Aires is a ghost town. Guess this can be expected when everyone stays out until 5 […]

#Morocstars: Tips for managing your “traveling women in Morocco” anxiety

#Morocstars: Tips for managing your “traveling women in Morocco” anxiety

While Mike was producing Prison Break Season 5, we got the opportunity to go to Morocco, since they needed to use the desert town of Ouarzazate for their exterior “Yemen” scenes.) This meant we’d be “living” in Morocco for almost three weeks. While I was excited as […]

Watch this backwards and upside-down spin on Thai rolled ice cream

Watch this backwards and upside-down spin on Thai rolled ice cream

A new ice cream place opened down the street from us on Melrose. It’s not the one with the giant ice cream macaron sandwiches, it’s not the kosher place that has the best mint chip, or the ice cream place that only uses seasonal farmers […]

Bread, books & bombolone: The best food gifts Los Angeles has to offer

Bread, books & bombolone: The best food gifts Los Angeles has to offer

When you’re a foodie and you want to give a gift from the heart, the first thing you think of is giving the gift of food! Therefore, I’m constantly researching the best food gifts Los Angeles has to offer, and I’m pretty proud of my […]


Adventures

How I packed for my weekend trip with one carry on

How I packed for my weekend trip with one carry on

I never feel more badass than when I board a plane with only a carry-on, then get off and walk straight to the pickup curb. That’s right, I just used a plane as a freaking taxi, yo! And it’s because I’m pretty good at packing […]

From sobremesas to so much cheese: The 12 things I learned about Buenos Aires

From sobremesas to so much cheese: The 12 things I learned about Buenos Aires

Mike traveled to Buenos Aires a little while back. These are excerpts from the journal he kept while there… It’s 9:45 on a Sunday morning in November, and Buenos Aires is a ghost town. Guess this can be expected when everyone stays out until 5 […]

#Morocstars: Tips for managing your “traveling women in Morocco” anxiety

#Morocstars: Tips for managing your “traveling women in Morocco” anxiety

While Mike was producing Prison Break Season 5, we got the opportunity to go to Morocco, since they needed to use the desert town of Ouarzazate for their exterior “Yemen” scenes.) This meant we’d be “living” in Morocco for almost three weeks. While I was excited as […]

“Happy Hallowsemite!” Our last-minute weekend trip to Yosemite in October

“Happy Hallowsemite!” Our last-minute weekend trip to Yosemite in October

It had been a couple of months since our last weekend trip, and Mike and I had been itching to get out-of-town again. Based on a genius hunch, Mike checked to see if there might be some last-minute availability in Yosemite in October — specifically […]

The perfect recipe for a weekend trip to the Santa Ynez Valley

The perfect recipe for a weekend trip to the Santa Ynez Valley

For my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday we rented an awesome house and had a perfect, fun and sun-filled family weekend trip to Santa Ynez Valley. It was easy and successful because we had a team of producers (the Horowitz siblings) mostly running the show. If you’re […]


About The Dash and Dine

The Dash and Dine: How I took off with an idea and landed with a plan

Let’s explore together! (Photo by Wild About You Photography)

After ten years working for The Offbeat Empire (shout out to Offbeat Bride and Offbeat Home!) I realized that it was time to move on and “do my own thing.” But wtf is “my own thing”? I knew I wanted to continue to have a space to share things with readers old and new, I knew I wanted a job that I could do anywhere in the world. But what other website would be as fun, or let me curse and act a fool as much as The Empire did?

About a week before my two weeks was up I found myself wandering back and forth in the Atlanta airport alongside my husband Mike (we were trying to get in as many Fitbit steps as we could before takeoff). We’d just had a disappointing airport breakfast where we discussed awesome honeymoon possibilities. Which lead me to started wondering “what the hell am I going to do with my life next?”

And then, as I was Googling honeymoon tips for Copenhagen, and finding unhelpful travel and lifestyle blog post after unhelpful travel and lifestyle blog post, it hit me… (more…)