While this is not all about travel, it falls under merry-making + travel + partying. Here are few fun highlights from 2015 – Enjoy and hope it makes you laugh as much as I did while writing it.


  • Set the intentions of kicking ass this year

2015 Jan Reso

  • Seeing my godson, Jacob Thomas

Jan Jacob


  • Keith and I bought international property in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Feb Mr Nica Feb Nica Sunset










Feb BK NicaFeb Nica Land


  • Planning the 2015 Summer Travel

Mar Travel Planning

  • Celebrating Easter


  • My 34th Birthday

Mar Bday BK Mar Bday BT   Mar Bday BNBsMar Bday Group


  • Got to see 2 of my oldest friends, Justin Leffler and Matt Ciantar. It was Matt’s wedding. We’ve all known each other since 3rd grade!

April Matt and Justin April Matt Wedding

  • The DogPound Appreciation Party

April DP Party

  • Learning to enjoy Caliche Rum with cigars. Thanks Shendi Lu! Thanks Felicia and Dan for joining the craziness!

April Cigars


  • Ran a 10k

May 10K

  • Visiting Jerusalem (check out my Jerusalem post for the actual city guide)

May Jeru City May Jeru BC


  • The Pilgrimage Tour with my best friend, Linda Gomes. We hit Paris, Ibiza (we made it!) and Lisbon

May praying May Paris May IbizaJPG May Ibiza 2

  • Best Dominican brunch with the DogPound Crew

June Brunch with DP

  • Swan’s Birthday Extraganza

June Swan Bday

  • Lunch with former Rutger’s coach Kyle Flood. He liked Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur!

June Coach Flood

  • Bi-annual Hennessy Crew reunion over…surprise, surprise…Italian Food and wine/champagne

June Henny Crew

  • Lauren’s Engagement Party – the Bad News Bitches Crew and our men

June Lauren Engagement


  • I work for the coolest company, Serralles, USA. Company meeting was in NOLA

July Company meeting

  • Helicopter ride with Keith

July HelicpoterJuly Helicopter

  • The annual Shitek’s Summer Series Mets Game: Keith and Brian make it on the Met’s jumbo tron

July Mets Beer and Brian July Mets Game

  • U2 Concert

July U2


  • Keith’s 35th Birthday

August K Bday Frances August K Bday Del

  • The 10-day Scotland + Ireland Trip with my in-laws (I will be posting this story in the next month – stay tuned!)

August St Andrews August Scotland August Mead August Ireland

  • Trish Mannion’s “Sensational” Miami Birthday

August Trish 40 August Trish 40 2

  • Keith and I felt grown up. We bought a new washer and dryer

August Washer


  • Global Citizen with the DogPound

Sept Global Citizen DP w. Hugh Sept Global Citizen

  • Joy Luck Club gals (Swan + Mel) hit Wo Hop (my dad’s old chinatown haunt)

Sept JLC Wo Hop

  • Swan and my Brooklyn / Queens pizza tour

Sept Pizza Tour

  • I bought sparkle sneaks!

Sept sparkle shoes

  • Caliche Rum made it on the Times Square Billboard with Instapour

Sept Times Square


  • METS Playoffs + World Series. Thrilled we saw Game 3 – Home field and they won

Oct Mets 1 Oct Mets Citifield

  • Rutgers vs. Wisconsin – Halloween in Madison with the RU Crew – rained all weekend!

Oct WI 2 Oct WI 1


  • LA Adoption Ball with Domenic Venneri. I won 2 nights at the Bangkok Peninsula hotel and a baby bag…what does that mean?!

Nov Baby Ball

  • Keith in Dodgeball Playoffs

Nov Dodgeball

  • John Santos’ epic Birthday

Nov John Bday


  • Dec 1st: Launch of Three Quarters There and celebrating the life of my beautiful sister, Nicole Caruso, with her favorite wine

Dec Blog Launch Dec 1 Nicole and Blog Launch

  • Decided if I ever own a home, this will be my Holiday Front Lawn Decor – always wanted a Griswold Family Christmas 🙂

Dec Griswald Christmas

  • Melissa Mao and Chris Cedeno’s Fabulous Holiday/Housewarming Party with the original Rutgers Matia Crew

Dec Mel's Holiday Party

  • Bi – annual Hennessy crew dinner (aka: Bad News Big Shots as Keith named us)

Dec Henny Crew last dinner

  • Leaf Cookies – my favorite cookie (thanks Mom)

Dec Leaf Cookies

  • My favorite ornament (thanks Adam Ponsi)

Dec Merry XMas

  • The Guest Bartender Series at Piora featuring Caliche Rum and Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, and bringing together some of the finest bartenders in Manhattan. The cocktail creations = AMAZING.

Dec Piora Caliche Series

  • Christmas @ The Caruso Household: hanging with Rambo and my brother, Paulie Walnuts

Dec Rambo and Paulie