Jessica Festa

About the Author

Jessica Festa is the editor of Epicure & Culture as well as Jessie on a Journey. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and volunteering in Ghana.

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Epicure’s Guide To NYC’s Vegan Ice Cream Purveyors

Ice cream is typically not a particularly vegan indulgence. However, in innovative New York City, milk doesn’t necessarily need to be an ingredient. The following purveyors in NYC produce high quality, dairy-free ice cream, flavorful without any nutty aftertastes. 1. […]

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Q&A With Kelly Jones, New York’s First “Scent Sommelier”

Wine and perfume aren’t a notorious match. Sometimes, however, pairing the unlikely leads to innovative concepts that work surprisingly well. This is what happened with New York’s first “scent sommelier” Kelly Jones, founder of Kelly & Jones‘ Notes of Wine […]

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Men, Heels & Who Wore Them Best: Backtracking Through History At Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum

They say behind every great man stands a great woman, properly stilted with high-heels, in what has become one of the most feminine accessories. But who would think the stiletto is actually a nod to her male counterpart?

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Exploring Taiwan Nightlife & Craft Cocktail Culture

On Tuesday night around 10pm I find myself traveling via taxi from the Regent Taipei to the Daan District of Taipei, known for its trendy nightlife and restaurants. I’m specially looking to check out Ounce, a speakeasy-style bar that I’m […]