The first thing I say when I am on the radio or tv, is that I am not a food critic. I am an explorer of anything travel or dining related.  As a contributing features writer for media outlets such as Jetset Extra, edible Palm Beach Magazine, Elite Traveler Magazine, Esquire and many blogs, I share my travel and dining experiences with thousands of readers. My assignment topics have ranged from off the beaten path places to stay in the West Indies, World Polo Championships, Dining in Salt Caves, and I was even granted access to the White House wine cellar, pastry room, kitchen and garden, for a story - ( it took two years to make happen).   Through my first person story-telling style , my readers can laugh at, and learn from my adventures.

 

JetSet Extra 

JetSet Extra is THE  "Go To" source for enthusiasts of travel, food, wine, arts, and events. JetSet Extra's monthly page views are over 400,000 and its weekly tweet-up averages 4 million impressions. Risa has been a contributing JetSet insider since 2013, with over 10 front page features.

edible Palm Beach Magazine

edible Palm Beach magazine is a member of Edible Communities, Inc., the only James Beard Award-winning publication. It is the largest publisher of local food content in North America, boasting 88 hyper-local, entrepreneurial, independent publishers across the US and Canada. 
To see Risa's article archive on the edible Palm Beach site, click here.

Destinations. Hotels. Restaurants. Events.

It's been very rewarding to write about those listed below, and I'm so excited to see what will be added in 2016!


NEVIS, WEST INDIES
Golden Rock Hotel                                                Hermitage Hotel
The Four Seasons Resort                                     Montpelier Plantation and Beach Hotel
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club                              Zenith Private Estates
Banana’s                                                                Privee
Coconut Grove                                                      Sunshines 

SCOTTSDALE/PHOENIX ARIZONA
Hyatt Gainey Ranch                                             Sauguro Hotel
The House Brasserie                                           Distrito
The Herb Box                                                       Salty Sow
Posh

SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA
On The Alley                                                        Wild Cat Lounge      
Sama Sama Kitchen                                            Chucks Water Front Grill      
The Lark                                                               Les Merchands

ASPEN COLORADO
Cache Cache                                                      Casa Tua
Kenichi                                                                Steakhouse 316
Element 47                                                          Little Nell Hotel  
Jimmys                                                                PineCreek Cookhouse
Ajax Tavern                                                        St Regis Hotel
Wild Fig                                                               Pinons
Brexi                                                                    Stonebridge Inn

MISCELLANEOUS
The Lodge at Woodloch Spa, Hawley PA                                   
Boca Grande Resort, Punta Gorda FL 

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES FEATURED
World Polo Championship
Chihuly Art Installation /Phoenix Botanical Gardens
EPICURE October
Aspen Apres Ski Cocktail Classic
LA Live All Star Chef Classic
Aspen Music Festival
Excursion: Kayak, Fly Fishing, Sailing, Snow Shoeing, Wine Tasting, Spa, Golf