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Good Food and Ghost Encounters in Mesilla, New Mexico

A fellow travel writer once mentioned how important it is to recognize the “spark” of any given trip, basically that moment that glimmers in your memory long after the trip is over. These moments don’t happen on every trip, but when they do, you know you’ve found a special place worth writing about. This happened to me at the Double Eagle Restaurant in Mesilla, a little historic area within¬†Las Cruses, New Mexico. As soon as we walked in and were escorted to the back room, I fell in love. The old, intricate wooden bar looked like something out of a…

Boulder’s Best Cupcake

When it comes to Colorado cupcakes, I am partial to Happy Cakes in the Highlands. But I stopped by Tee and Cakes in Boulder today and was beguiled by the pretty pink and chocolate mix. But what really won me over was the flavor of the frosting: Rosewater Buttercream. WAT? As you might know, I have a thing for roses. Not even the flower itself but the scent. And while this little puppy didn’t have a strong smell, the flavor was awesome. It toned down some of the sweetness of normal buttercream and gave it a bit of afternoon tea…