A writer’s blood, sweat and tears

I'm writing this blog post on an airplane as I fly from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta for a four-day stay at Casa Aramara, a fabulous villa that just became available to the public. Well, the public that can afford its $15,000-$30,000 nightly rate. I'm not a one-percenter, but instead a freelance travel writer on a press junket with other journalists whom I will meet when I land. … [Read more...]

Bellini for One

Bellini for One

Think Sex and the City meets A Year in Provence. But instead of one year in lavender-scented surroundings, relive two years in amorous Italy, land of lurking lotharios. Come along with New York Times bestselling author Kelly E. Carter on her courageous and empowering journey in Florence and Positano. You’ll laugh, cry, and grow inspired to follow your dream when you read how a burned-out entertainment reporter escapes Hollywood at the age of 40 and, along with her little dog Lucy, flees to … [Read more...]

Now that The Jet Set Pets has launched

I can't believe that it's been five months since I've updated this Eat, Drink and Pray for Love blog! Well, I have a good reason for neglecting my personal ramblings: my pet project, literally, The Jet Set Pets. Finally, after 13 hard months, The Jet Set Pets finally launched in March. I don't know which was more challenging: delivering the manuscript for Come to Win or building a website. Just like the hard work Venus Williams, the publisher Amistad (an imprint of Harper  Collins) and I put … [Read more...]

Pomegranate margaritas to invade Sunset Strip

Have I been under a rock? Rosa Mexicano is opening a second location in L.A.! Why am I just now learning of this? Between preparing for the any-day-now official launch of  The Jet Set Pets, my new luxury pet travel website,  still trying to survive as a freelance journalist during a time when good reporting is no longer valued and trying to make Bellini for One, my memoir detailing my two-year experience living in Italy, a reality I haven't had time to stay on top of my food blogs. So I was … [Read more...]