Burrata Mint Salad

I have so much love for Burrata that I’ll almost always order it if it’s on the menu. Recently, I’ve also been experimenting with it at home.   My most recent concoction is a Burrata mint salad.  The nice thing about this one is the greens combined with the cheese …

An Afternoon with Butterflies

Yesterday, I went to see the butterfly exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers.  I had tried to go last weekend but the Golden Gate Park was flooded by the masses from ‘Bay to Breakers‘.  The park seemed so much quieter yesterday and much more suited for a visit to see …

Baby Sophia Turns 1!

The last time I hung out with Sophia was when she was about 6 months old! It’s amazing how quickly babies grow in 6 months.  The good part is she’s still as pleasant as before: all smiles and no fuss. No complaints when I’ve surrounded her with crazy balloons 3 …

…And Then There Was ‘Bay to Breakers’

So, I spent all of last week getting inspired at ‘Singularity University’ at the NASA center in the South Bay.  It was spectacular and eye-opening, and reminded me how amazing it is to be in Silicone Valley and the Bay Area.  Everybody who attended either wanted to move to the …

A Few Hours in Frankfurt

On my way back from the Middle East, I had a layover in Frankfurt. It’s not a place I would have considered as a vacation destination, but I enjoyed having a few hours there as we waited for our connection back to SF.  If you haven’t been there, it’s the …

Petra, the Enchanted Pink City (by Night)

If you thought Petra was magical by day, then you must see it at night to get a very different experience.  It’s enchanted.  At 8.30pm, you start out on a candle-lit path all through the Siq until you reach the Treasury where the whole open space in the middle is …

A + Y, a Match Made in Heaven

Had the great pleasure of celebrating Amer + Yara’s engagement yesterday! I haven’t had such an awesome time at a nuptial-related party in AGES!  It helps that those two have a chemistry that is contagious and casts a halo of fun and delight on any setting they happen to be …

Petra, the Enchanted Pink City (by Day)

One of my favorite historic spots in the world is Petra, the pink city.  A truly magical and majestic place that meets you with ample grandeur the minute you set eye on it.  The last time I visited was 13 years ago. I was so sad to see that generally …

A Spring Feast in Amman

I haven’t been to Amman, Jordan in almost 8 years.  Khaled and I are here for a week seeing family.  One of the most amazing things about Amman is the food. Partly, my mom is here and in my mind she is the most amazing cook I know.  I may …