• eat and drink,  napa,  other US travel,  restaurant reviews,  san francisco,  sonoma,  wine tasting

    Sunshine, food and wine in Napa and Sonoma

    After a short drive from the city to Napa, we checked in to our hotel and had a few hours to rest before it was time for our dinner reservations. By the way, if you missed my first post on my Northern California Adventures, check it out here. For dinner, we visited the very cute and very busy The Girl and The Fig in Sonoma. To start, we shared “The Works” cheese platter, which came with a selection of three cheeses, cured meats, seasonal fruit, house-made fig cake, spiced nuts and a baguette. I shared the duck confit with my friend, and it came with farro, roasted parsnips, kale and black…

  • active life,  discount,  thecolorrun

    The Color Run 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour {Discount}

    Who is ready for the happiest 5K on the planet? The Color Run is back with its 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour and promises to be bigger and more colorful than ever. I am a sucker for themed runs, and after finishing two last year, I can’t wait to complete The Color Run, which I consider to be one of the originators of the themed race. In fact, I am already signed up and ready to go! This year, The Color Run will be holding events in new cities and will feature lots of new swag including new t-shirts, headbands, wristbands and sling bags for all registrants. I am happy to be…

  • active life,  California,  eat and drink,  explore,  hiking,  other US travel,  restaurant reviews,  san francisco

    The Hills of San Francisco

    Hello, friends! I just came back from a nice trip to Northern California. It was lovely. Temperatures were in the 70’s and the days were filled with bright sunshine. I got to see lots of good friends, drink lots of wine and eat good food. What a difference a flight back home makes because it’s been snowing all day long and it’s going to be terribly cold for the remainder of the week. At least I have my sunny photos to share with you to remind me of the warmer parts of this country! After two flights, I made it to San Francisco, where I went on a search for…

  • architecture,  charleston,  eat and drink,  explore,  other US travel,  road trip,  south carolina

    Less Than 24 Hours in Charleston, South Carolina

    After two nights in Savannah, we headed to Charleston, South Carolina to wrap up our Thanksgiving holiday. We had less than 24 hours to explore the city, so we tried to see a lot of it on foot. Here is our trip in photographs: On the road again Charleston Harbor Sean Brock’s Husk Restaurant Bread basket, Wood-fired Coosaw Cups with green garlic butter and meyer lemon, Stuffed Quail and Corn Bread Husk Cheeseburger French Huguenot Church in the French Quarter Waterfront Arthur Ravenel Bridge Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park Houses on Rainbow Row Fort Sumnter Edmondstron-Alston House Still strange to see Confederate monuments Battery and White Point Gardens Pork belly…

  • architecture,  eat and drink,  explore,  other US travel,  road trip,  savannah

    More of Savannah, Georgia in Pictures

    On our tour of the Owens-Thomas House Fountain in Columbia Square William Gordon Monument and Tomochichi Burial Site in Wright Square Tomochichi Memorial in Wright Square Lucas Theatre Johnny Mercer statue in Ellis Square City Market Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons and The Paula Deen Store. The culinary world’s most epic fall from grace of 2013 Savannah’s Candy Kitchen – Pralines and other sweets Haitian Monument in Franklin Square First African Baptist Church   Dinner at the Olde Pink House Southern Sushi, Crispy-scored flounder, sugar snaps, green beans, edamame and mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, pork shank with pineapple and molasses from Olde Pink House Key Lime Pie from…