San Francisco Travel Guide

Navigating San Francisco FAT Scale (Food, Attractions, Transportation): 8.1/10 Food: 8.7/10 Attractions: 8.7/10 Transportation: 7/10 HAPPY Scale (Hotels/Lodging, Ample Period of Time, Price, Population, Yearning to Return): 8.5/10 Hotels/Lodging: 9/10 Ample Period of Time: 3 Nights, 4 Days Price: $$$ Population: Media Gurus, Tech-Driven, Yuppies, Art-Inspired, Young Families Yearning to Return: 8/10 San Francisco, the most…

The Harrow

by michaela dunn FAT SCALE (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 8.67/10 Flavor: 8.5                                  Appeal: 9                                    Taste: 8.5                                                            HAPPY SCALE (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more):  8.3/10 Hospitality: 9 Atmosphere: 9 Population: Locals, good for intimate dining, casual, Price: 7 ($$ or $$$) Yearning for more: Absolutely, looking forward to going back to try…

NYC Essentials 2018

Hi fam! About 2.5 years ago, I created a “NYC Essentials List” – the 20 places in New York City that I couldn’t possibly live without. And while I still hold the same sentiment for some of the restaurants I listed back at the end of 2015, I can’t help but recognize that I’ve now tried…

Why February is the Longest Month of the Year

I stopped drinking for all of February …and to be honest, it kind of sucked. Dry month (n.): a month out of the year in which you choose and vow not to consume any alcohol. Most people do a “Dry January” as a way to “cleanse” and “be healthy” after all the holiday festivities. Some…

Philippe by Philippe Chow

by Michaela Dunn FAT Scale (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 9 Flavor: 9 Appeal: 9 Taste: 9 HAPPY Scale (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more): 7.7/10 Hospitality:  9 Atmosphere: 8.5 Population: Perfect for special occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, promotions, new jobs, date night) Price: $$$ (Pricey but worth it, but still steep for the wallet) Yearning for more:…

First Timers Guide to Navigating Tokyo’s Culinary Scene

Before arriving in Japan, I had high expectations. From all the research I did to literally everyone and their mothers telling me how great it was, I was expecting greatness. Coming out of this trip, I don’t just understand everyone’s hyperbolic sentiments, but I 100% agree with them. Take me at my word or don’t,…

11/6/2017: BFBH Daily

“Courage is contagious. You’ll never know how many people will join you until you courageously step out in faith” I think it’s so hard to be courageous because to me, courage is all about action. To be courageous, it involves taking a leap of faith. Being courageous is risky, and there is an element of…

Recipe: Mushroom Risotto

A Risotto Recipe Perfect for the Fall Season One of my favorite things to cook is risotto because it is so tedious to make. Sounds strange, I know, but because you have to be invested in the whole process, you really see how your creation progresses from beginning to end. It is truly satisfying to…

11/5/2017: BFBH Daily

“Most people go through life defining their existence by what they think they can do. You are capable of so much more – through God’s power” – Daily Hope with Rick Warren My devotion today talked about Daniel, and how God performed a miracle in him when he simply trusted God’s power to do so….

11/4/2017: BFBH Daily

“Reputation is what you want people to think you are. Character is what you really are.” – Daily Hope with Rick Warren This is something I think about a lot, especially as @befatbeappy grows and I continue to define and evolve my personal “brand”. Reputation can be a great thing; when you build up a…