it’s time to plan a summer vacation

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I have been too focused on planning my days off from work around weddings throughout the rest of the year to realize that we are are only getting closer to Memorial Day and summer is just around the corner. Luckily, I have had some helpful people keep me in the loop when it comes to […]

apartment photography: travel gear tuesday

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

It’s officially been three months in our new apartment, as of two days ago, and we are really making progress in the homeyness department. Candles abound, a comfy couch complements a vintage, orange chair and Mike‘s great grandmother’s dining room table is great for holding everything but our meals. However, aside from my beautiful world […]

wine nights

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

[From Susie & Mike’s Santa Barbara trip, 2006] I have been trying to make plans to get together with a long lost friend/former co-worker and it has got me thinking about our wine nights, and how much I miss them. On special days after work, I would head over to her apartment and we would […]

and i’m a photographer

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

One of my photos was selected for inclusion in the newly released sixth edition of the Schmap San Diego Guide! Behold, the Star of India, the world’s oldest floating merchant ship… And go here to check out Schmap’s San Diego guide, especially if you need ideas for your next trip! The wonders of flickr…

the photographer

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

My themes each week have gone awry, but I will be back on track next week. Instead of giving you a taste of some restaurant or recipe I have recently tried on this rainy Thursday, today I wanted to tell you that one of Mike’s photos from our trip to California was selected for inclusion […]

wine takes you places

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Last week, Mike and I traveled to Lodi, California when I picked out this Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel. I was up for something red, because I am always up for something red, and for something new… Sometimes I pretend that I am a wine connoisseur. When I drink wine, I read the label extensively to find […]

this week’s travel finds: i am all over the place today

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

In addition to cardigans, the anticipated changing of leaves and soy chai teas for me, the fall justifies my desire drink red wine instead of white. Okay, I know I have been on a “remember when Mike and I went to California” kick, which stemmed from watching Sideways, but… it looks like I am not the only person that […]

traveling with an architect: california

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Okay, Mike won’t technically be called an architect until after so many more hours of documented work and 7 more out of 9 grueling tests (he passed two already, isn’t he so smart) – but for now, architect is close enough… I’ve pointed out many solo travel experiences, whether they were my own or someone […]