Saturday Six #114 on Sunday

Saturday Six on Misadventures with AndiFall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I love the food and the clothes and the weather. It also usually means a trip to Europe which unfortunately we won’t be doing this year. But don’t start feeling bad for me, there are plenty of smaller trips planned until the end of the year and Europe will be in the plans soon.  I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason.

My hubby finally got a job in the city (San Francisco) something he has been dreaming about since the last time he worked in the city more than fifteen years ago.  I am thrilled for him and thrilled for me as it means I won’t be rolling into the office every day at 6 a.m. and get to show up at 8 like all the rest of the normal people in the world!  See, there is always a silver lining! And as far as not going to Europe during autumn, there are plenty of silver linings there, as October is the best month in San Francisco bar none.  It is beautiful and I am going to take advantage of every second of it!

I hope you are as equally revved for the new season.  Kids are in school and getting settled, the holiday madness isn’t quite on us yet and blog conference season is in full swing…plenty to keep anyone busy!  I have been catching up on blogs as I try to reimport a portion of the photos I lost when two external hard discs failed (my hubby who works in IT has never seen this…of course, I have a brown thumb when it comes to computers and it happened to me!), it is a slow process and I have had time to pick out some great selections for this week’s Saturday Six:

[1] Amy Thomas is no stranger around here, as the author of the outstanding Paris My Sweet and blogger at God I Love Paris, she has been mentioned by me many times.  But from time to time she also writes for one of my favorite Parisian blogs, Haven In Paris (along with blog crush Tory Hoen) as she did this past week in a post called “City of Love, Or City of Lonelyhearts? Every Relationship Has Two Sides” in which she explores how no relationship, whether it be with the man you love, or the city you love, is ever perfect!

[2] Although, I have a feeling that this weekend described by David Lebovitz visting a foodie friend in Agen comes pretty close to perfect, at least for me.  The location, the company, the food, it all looks delightfully delicious and I would jump on the opportunity to tag along on a trip like this, especially for that duck confit!

[3] I love collaborative posts.  It allows me to read about the points-of-view of a lot of people without traveling to multiple places to get it.  I do a lot of blog reading anyway, but I like seeing how people come together to write about a particular topic.  In this case it’s travel, something near and dear to my heart.  And it’s a question that I am fascinated to learn about with every person I connect with > why do you travel?  Lauren of The Mad to Live brought together a handful of travelers to answer that very question.

[4] I am completely unfamiliar with Eastern Europe.  I have been to Cyprus one time and that is as far east as I have reached! Recently I have had my sites on Croatia after watching an episode of No Reservations last season where Anthony Bourdain shared incredible spots and amazing food, which is enough to get me anywhere! I have also read recent articles on it on AFAR and the country is definitely calling my name!  And while Krakow has never been on my radar either, I loved getting a peek of it through Kasia’s eyes this week in her post on Love in the City of Lights.

[5] This post is an oldie, but it is one I discovered this week while reading another post of Katie’s on Parla Food.  I was impressed by the striking similarities with Katie’s meal at Noma in Copenhagen and my meal at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island.  As I wrote in my background post leading up to the one about my meal there, chef Blaine Wetzel was a sous chef at Noma and the influence is staggering.  It was one of the best meals of my life and I wish I could experience the same at Noma (we and everyone else in the gastronomic world!).

[6] Another oldie but goodie I found while reading this week’s edition of Lost in Cheeseland’s Franco File Friday was a post that Lindsey did this past August about managing expectations for your visit to Paris something that I think is quite frequent when dealing with one of the most popular cities to visit in the world!

That’s it for this week!

How about you? Have any good posts you discovered in your blogosphere journeys that you want to share? How do you discover new blogs?

Comments

  1. Merci, Andi! I also loved Kasia’s visit to Poland and David’s duck confit!

  2. Hey Andi!
    What an awesome list – and think you so much for including me on it! I browsed the rest of the links and my goodness do I need to book a flight out to Europe soon! After reading the roundup submissions for the one I did on M2LIVE and now these, how am I supposed to sit still?! haha
    Cheers and thanks Andi!
    – Lauren :)

  3. Andi,
    You write with such ease. I admire your blogging ability so much more than you realize. Your words come so easy it seems. I like the opening of this post a lot. So, was your husband commuting a great distance to another city every day? Congrats on his new job. What a blessing. The day looks different with every hour, and now your days will look different commuting at different times. I look forward to your new perspectives. I had to write this note b/f checking out all the Sat 6. I’m off to discover them now. October in Oklahoma is pretty wonderful, too. I’d love to SF in October sometime!

  4. @Jen, as always your compliments leave me blushing! My husband was commuting from our home in Berkeley to Palo Alto which without traffic is 90 minutes. My job is on the way so we got up at 5, left the house by 5:30 and he dropped me off at my office at 6 am. Then he would leave between 4-5 (or his intention would be to leave then, sometimes he got stuck at work) and he would arrive to pick me up anywhere between 5-7 pm depending on traffic and then it would take another 30-90 minutes to get home from my office. He did that for a year, changed jobs for another year, then went back to do that again for another 18 months which is about the maximum he could do without going insane! I thrive on change, so I will adapt to a new routine which includes waking up 90 minutes later like normal people!

  5. Mary Ann Dennis says:

    Fall is a close second favorite of mine. After summer of course. :) Love the fall coffees and boots and clothes and smells and …. I could go on and on.

  6. @Mary Ann, summer is too hot for me! I like fall and winter!

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