• 2018,  Best of,  Raves & Faves,  Restaurants,  Reviews,  Romantic Dinners,  Wanderlust

    First visit to Andre’s Restaurant, Sparta, NJ

    Having grown up in the Riverdale / Kinnelon area we never really ventured much outside of Morris County to dine until we moved to Sussex County and found that we needed to travel in order to find the elegant dining experiences we were looking forward to.  Having worked in the Morristown area for many years, we both have found ourselves over the last several years working and dining in the Sparta area much more frequently.  Our friend Chef Ken Salmon owned and ran Upstream Grille for 3.5 years in Lake Hopatcong and it was our place.  We got married there and we were very loyal to Ken.  He is an amazing…

  • Opinion,  Raves & Faves,  Reviews,  Sundry

    Cyn’s Monthly Obsessions – June 2018

    This is a new series I am starting. I wanted to share with you things that I have been obsessed about over the past month. I know many bloggers and Youtubers who do it on a monthly basis. These categories will remain consistent throughout the series. I left the last category, Odd Ball, for items that won’t fit into the other nine.   Wine or Spirits – Hope’s End Red Blend – I love this Australian red blend. It has dark fruity taste with a smooth finish. I find it to be a bold flavor that pairs well with food as well as sipping by itself on the back deck.…