Let me share my adventures and stories in hopes to inspire you.

Charleston, South Carolina. Have you heard of it? Unless you have been living under a rock, of course you have! Charleston is repeatedly on list of the best cities to live and visit. It is great for a long weekend with your girlfriends, your partner, or a family getaway. I am lucky enough to have […]

March 27, 2023

The Holy City – Charleston, SC

The Cliffords go Sideways! When the movie “Sideways” came out in the early 2000s, I was immediately infatuated with the beautiful scenery of the Santa in Ynez Valley Wine region.  I had been working at a lovely restaurant in Massachusetts where I had discovered my love for wine. I was a sponge and wanted to […]

March 15, 2023

Visiting California’s Central Coast

If you want to learn how to make pasta, Modena is the place to go! I have tried to make pasta numerous times. I have gone so far as to invest in a pasta roller and cutter attachments for my KitchenAid mixer. Every time I tried to make pasta it had been an epic fail. […]

December 22, 2022

Cooking Lesson in Modena

Give me all of the background Rimini, Italy is a very well known beach resort on the Adriatic Sea in north east part of Italy. It is located in the Emilia-Romagna region, and is the capital city of the Province of a Rimini. It is approximately an hour and 20 minute drive south east of […]

December 13, 2022

A Few Days in Rimini, Italy

I am only going to take carry on bags for 10 days and no, I am not crazy Packing can be such a daunting task. You’re excited to go on your trip, no doubt. Most of the time but the thought of getting everything you need in one or two suitcases is overwhelming to say […]

October 27, 2022

Packing for Italy

Need a weekend getaway in TX? I have one for you! When you live in a town that is a huge tourist attraction. Sometimes it’s hard to find a weekend getaway for yourself. My husband’s birthday is in the middle of September and we always like to go away to celebrate. It launches us into […]

October 20, 2022

Weekend Getaway to Granbury, TX

When your son is stationed in a great city, you have to make sure you visit. Sean is stationed in San Diego, California, and has been there a few times, but we’ve never been able to make a trip to visit. This time, we would make it to celebrate Sean’s birthday and we were so […]

May 6, 2022

Living Your Best Life on a 3-Day Getaway to San Diego

We were so excited to go to Cabo San Lucas for three weeks! I didn’t know where to begin my planning but let’s retrace from the beginning. We were able to fly direct from Austin on Southwest into Cabo with a 2.5 hour plane ride, which is about my favorite length of time to be […]

April 30, 2022

Travel Tips and Sights to See While Visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Planning a getaway to a laid back beach town in Mexico? Todos Santos is a quaint and enchanting small town on the Pacific side of the Baja California Sur about an hour north of Cabo. Located in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range, it is tucked in between the dry heat […]

April 15, 2022

Relaxing in Artsy Todos Santos

Welcome to the official Hill Country Bon Vivant blog! Check in here often for updates on food I’m cooking, recipes I love, details of my travels including tips and tricks, recommendations for places to visit and more! Jumping right in, my first blog entry is about my and Scot’s (husband – see “About” section for […]

April 5, 2022

Santa Fe