An Intimate Love Affair… with Tulips

Last weekend, I received tulips that have been gracing my living room for a few days now.  12 tulips and 250 intimate photos later has made me fully aware of my love affair with tulips (it turns out I’m not original there and I think it’s somewhat genetic as tulips …

You ‘Make’ My Day, Too.

I was traveling all last week and I came back to the cutest Valentine’s gift from the ‘Make Retail‘ team, a team that creates beautiful industrial designs and retail spaces.  I’ve worked with Make for about 3 years now and have so much love for the team and their work. …

An Acai Super Bowl

Ever since I’ve tried Acai bowls in LA filled with the super fruit, a mix of other seasonal fruits, and granola, I’ve been hooked.  I thought I’d find many places here in the Bay Area (especially in the marina…) that serve this but surprisingly I’ve only found two and they’re …

Appetizer for Two: Burrata + Honey and White Truffle Oil

Last night, I made pappardelle for dinner. But as a pre-dinner snack, I made an appetizer that I’m super excited about: Burrata on Walnut Levain bread drizzled with Honey and White Truffle Oil. Here’s what you need: 1. Toasted walnut bread 2. Fresh burrata 3. Local honey.  If you’re in …

A Hike at Cataract Falls

We took advantage of the rare occasion that we’re in town and that it’s 70-degree weather and went for a hike to Cataract Falls in Marin.  We started out the day with a quick stop by Vista Point to see the Golden Gate Bridge sans fog.   aaaah SF is …

An R+R Weekend in Sonoma (and some Napa)

My girl Sabrina and I planned this wonderful and much needed weekend in Sonoma.  Last week, we desperately counted down the days until the minute we could go away for a weekend of food, wine, sun, and relaxation.  And that, precisely, is what we got! We left on Saturday AM …

Introducing: SPICESUTRA by Monica Bhide

OMG. I just got my box of SpiceSutra Chocolates, a stunning, beautifully packaged spice-kissed luxury chocolates by my super talented friend Monica Bhide. Monica has embarked on a new challenge and new adventure: chocolates infused with love and lust-inducing spices, just in time for Valentine’s.  Me bragging about this won’t help …

Remembering Japan: Temple of 1000 Gates

This is my final post of the ‘Remembering Japan‘ Series.  Just on a hill located in the southern part of Kyoto lies a most memorable temple, the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, or the temple of 1000 gates.  Designated by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site, this very unique and special …