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Farewell, San Francisco

A couple weeks ago, I left San Francisco, my home for the last six years and went to work in Palo Alto. When I arrived, I realized my new house in Menlo Park was only a couple miles away and I was already home. This University Avenue in Palo Alto is now the center of …

San Francisco: The cool, grey city of love

When people ask me, “where are you from?” and I answer “I was born and raised in the Bay Area.”, they’re usually surprised that they’ve encountered a native. But if you were born here, why would you ever leave? I’ve been spoiled by the beautiful buildings and architecture, the eclectic cultural activity, the liberalness and …

Wine Country

Two girls in Wine Country for a weekend…couldn’t get any more perfect. My best friend Azhar and I headed up to the Wine Country for a weekend getaway while our husbands were preoccupied with work. The goal…relax, eat, drink, and repeat as many times as possible. But since we’re both the goal-oriented, must-exceed-expectations type, we …

Disneyland Holiday

When I was a child, vacation equaled one thing…Disneyland. Every year, my parents would pile us into the station wagon – ¬†grandparents, children and all – and drive down to SoCal to spend a few glorious days at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Even when we all went to Hong Kong for the most …

The French Laundry

Andrew took me to the most amazing meal at the French Laundry this weekend in Yountville. It was an incredible 9+ courses that lasted over three hours. As the only restaurant with 3 Michelin stars in the Bay Area, Thomas Keller’s restaurant is in high demand, hence my frantic dialing two months ago with two …

Intelligentsia: A bit of SF in LA

If you’re from San Francisco, home of Ritual and Blue Bottle and now Four Barrel, traveling can be tough. Where will you ever find good coffee? Luckily, Teresa and Doug had great recommendations in Los Angeles, and we tried all three of them. Of the three, Intelligentsia stood out for its great coffee, cool decor …

Golden Gate Park

It’s a beautiful day for a bike ride through Golden Gate Park. The trees are covered in pink and white flowers at this time of year. Don’t forget to stop at Park Chalet for a drink in the back garden.

Miette

There’s an adorable little store in Hayes Valley that sells too-good-to-eat treats. I love visiting Miette and can’t leave without something for the sweet tooth. I took home a few cupcakes and a chocolate bar that contributed to my homework assignment.