Sunsets and Rainbows

I always find myself chasing after sunsets and rainbows, and very often with a camera in hand (I probably share that habit with many).  I will chase after them on rooftops, mountain tops, aboard planes, trains, you name it (as you’ll see from my photos below!)   I have hundreds …

All About Saturday Mornings

When I’m in town and in a relaxed mood, I like to start a Saturday morning with a farmers market and end the morning with a spectacular brunch — most of the time at my favorite brunch place, Slow Club.  This past saturday was our first farmers market visit in …

Bresaola, Home Cured

Ever since Khaled tried bresaola in Boston, he’s been forever in love with this lean Italian-style cured beef.  Since Boston has a huge Italian community with many salumerias in the North End, bresaola was easy to come by.  Now that we’re in SF, bresaola is rare, very expensive and with …

Spectacular Interiors

Historically, many places of worship were created in a way where whoever enters is taken over by an immediate feeling of smallness — a way to humble those who come in.  I’m obsessed with trying to catch that on film — and it’s really hard for a photo to do …

The Market

My favorite part of travel is going to the local markets — you can tell a lot about a city and a people by the way merchants display their goods. And I love the markets because of the color everywhere.  It was really hard to limit the number of photos …

Paris, I miss you…

The last time I was in Paris was the summer of 2011. I miss it — and if I had the time, I would make a habit of going every year! Excessive, maybe. Understandable, absolutely!  

Carnivorous Vegetarians

Yesterday was a beautiful day in San Francisco — we’re talking 77F on a November day.  Decided to check out the Conservatory of Flowers located in the Golden Gate Park.  It turns out the Conservatory was given the ‘Best First Date’ Award by SF Weekly!  Who knew?! Well, I went there for …

Italia! Part 4 – Firenze

And finally… Firenze!  So you’ve read about the visits to Rome, Siena and Chianti.  There’s history and a story to be heard everywhere in Italy but you become immediately aware of much of the renaissance history the minute you set foot in Florence.  What I loved about both Rome, and …

Italia! Part 3 – Chianti

Oh Chianti! Third stop after Rome (Part 1) and Siena (Part 2). October is one of the most special times to visit the Chianti region.  It’s harvest season, not just for the grapes but also for a lot of the things grown in this area!  Hence everything tastes amazing this …

Italia! Part 2 – Siena

After visiting Rome (read my post on that part of the trip!), we were headed to Siena as a starting point for our Chianti and Tuscany wine and food trip.  We weren’t planning to spend that much time (time that we didn’t have!) in Siena, but after spending a few …

Italia! Part 1 – Roma

A 10-day trip to celebrate a 10-year anniversary. Italy: what better place to do so!  Specifically, we visited Roma, Siena, Chianti, and Firenze. I’ve obviously exceeded any logical quota of photos during this trip as there was so much to capture.  So I’ve attempted to pick my favorite handful of …

At a Montreal pet store

While visiting Montreal in September, we happened to drop by a pet store.  The animals were adorable and absolutely picture perfect.  I’m used to seeing miserable pets in cages and small spaces at pet stores, but this store in particular had happy animals that were well cared for.  I was …