A few weeks ago, we set off on a Saturday morning to have an outdoor adventure. We didn’t have much of a plan… I just wanted to see the ocean and hear waves crashing-that’s all! We grabbed a soccer ball, some sunscreen, a couple of snacks and a few drinks and headed out west to Point Reyes station for lunch and then Dillon Beach afterward. It was a day that was refreshing, calming & exhilarating all at once. It was FANTASTIC.
Category: out & about
When you have a child, finding a kid friendly restaurant with great food can be a challenge. That’s why we love going to Delarosa when we’re in San Francisco with Cooper. The restaurant is not too far from where my parents live in the city and it’s a very quick trip for us from Marin because it’s right off the Golden Gate Bridge on Chestnut Street. It works out well for us when we want an impromptu lunch with my parents on a weekend. We love it and the food is nothing short of exceptional.
A few weeks ago, I had an amazing lunch at Boot & Shoe Service in Oakland with my friend Alix. We met up on a weekday-just the two of us. This was my first experience at the restaurant and it definitely won’t be my last. The place is charming as heck & has an incredible menu that changes daily. So many good things to choose from! I simply cannot wait to have a delicious breakfast & dinner here.
Going to homeroom has been on my TO DO list for AGES. Last week I finally went with my friends Dana & Denise and all I could think was “WHY DID IT TAKE ME THIS LONG?!” We had such an amazing meal and our friend Allison (who owns the restaurant with her friend Erin) was able to hang out with us a little bit. Girl talk, mac +cheese and homemade oreos….what more could you ask for?
I’m pretty excited that I live much closer to the Oakland now. There’s really no excuse not to go. I just hope that Cooper likes mac & cheese one day…because they’re so dang kid friendly too!
Have you been to Momofuku Noodle Bar? It’s one of my favorite places to eat in NYC. Every time I visit my brother, we make a point to eat lunch here. This past July, I went with my brother & Joy. It was exceptional! But then again, I wouldn’t expect anything less. David Chang is one of my culinary heroes.
Autumn is my favorite season of allllll time and it’s coming up! Have you ever experienced Autumn in the Bay Area? It’s warm, hazy and there’s a slight chill to the air. We have this thing called Indian Summer which means that the leaves are falling and it’s like 80+ degrees. It’s weird, but it’s what I’m used to. Before we welcome Autumn, let’s recap Summer shall we?
I’m seriously not ready for all this pumpkin latte talk.
I’m starting a new series called OUT TO EAT. I’ll be showing you some of my favorite places to eat locally & when I’m traveling. Earlier this month I had a chance to sneak away for an incredible lunch at Sitka & Spruce with my friends Sarah Henry & Marisa from Food in Jars while I was up in Seattle for Blogher. I’ve been seeing this place pop up on a few of my favorite blogs and it was time I check it out myself. I’m so glad we did!
It’s been almost a month since I was at the Alt Summit in Salt Lake City…. Yeah, I’m a little behind. I finally carved out a little time to go over my notes from the trip and now I’m ready to digest them! Even though this conference wasn’t a Food Blog conference, it left me with PLENTY of food for thought. See what I did there?
Here are a few of my highlights:
Be proactive instead of reactive. Think of this is in terms of getting organized & getting things done. Instead of hanging out on twitter & facebook first thing in the morning, get to work! Wasting time being apart of someone else’s conversation doesn’t help you with starting your own. You will have more to show for your hard work if you’re actually working.
Don’t think of balance as a seesaw. Balance isn’t a straight line. Think of balance as if you are juggling balls. Each ball in your life has a different weight. Through the process of elimination, you can decide which balls to let go of and which to hold on to dear life for. You must constantly evaluate and weigh the importance of each new thing you plan on inviting into your life. It is also important to take a step back and evaluate how to make things better so you can continue to juggle the biggest balls in your life (get your head out of the gutter).
Guilt. If it won’t motivate you to do something, then it’s a waste of your time.
The nice thing about going on a Disney Cruise is that with the help of on board activities & camps for kids, you’re able to sneak in some adult time! The camp that Cooper went to ran from 9am-midnight with open drop-in hours. During nap time and at night, Casey and I traded Cooper duty so we could both be apart of some memorable ADULT TIME activities.
So in those brief moments of adult time, this is what happened: