Happy (Baby) Halloween

Last Friday, Allan and Shige brought their adorable babies, Sophia and Akari, to work for Googleween, an event where Googlers can bring their kids to play.  Sophia loved our office and felt very at home. This little badass kid was changing into her bumble bee outfit on top of her …

The Chateau on top of the Hill

Driving in the south of France, we couldn’t miss stopping in Chateauneuf-du-Pape for some wine tasting and good food.  This little town in the southern Rhone region is so special both as a place and as a spectacular wine region. We spent one day and one evening here, got to …

Ode to Èze, from Az

This post is not much of an ode but more of a ‘love’ post to Eze, this stunning small town perched high up in the French Riviera mountains overlooking the Mediterranean. This place is magical — perfect in every way.  It reminds me a lot of the Greek island of …

Gaudi’s Guell Creations

This is my last Gaudi post.  Eusebi Guell belonged to one of the big families of Barcelona who recognized Gaudi’s talent early in his career and the two became good friends and had many years of working together.  As Gaudi’s patron, Guell funded many of the great buildings built by …

Gaudi’s Casa Batlló

Gaudi was the highlight of my Barcelona trip and Casa Batllo was a big contender for a favorite. This building feels like something that came out of a wonderland and is a demonstration of Gaudi’s architecture principles.  Standing on the street, you can see clear elements from nature with columns …