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 Aspen Luxury Life Magazine, 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.
Aspen Luxury Life Magazine
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
Coconut Grove Sunshines
Hyatt Gainey Ranch Sauguro Hotel
The House Brasserie Distrito
The Herb Box Salty Sow
SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA
On The Alley Wild Cat Lounge
Sama Sama Kitchen Chucks Water Front Grill
The Lark Les Merchands
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
The Lodge at Woodloch Spa, Hawley PA
Boca Grande Resort, Punta Gorda FL
World Polo Championship
Chihuly Art Installation /Phoenix Botanical Gardens
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