Saturday Six #117 on Sunday

Saturday Six #117 on Misadventures with AndiYes, I did a little switcharoo on you.  Social Media Sunday was on Saturday and Saturday Six is on Sunday this week! I felt it was important to write about Feedburner going up in smoke yesterday on the actual day is was to go poof!

Last weekend I was in Portland for a quick trip.  This weekend I am checking out Sacramento and then heading to Hollywood on Sunday for a special recording session with LL Cool J that I will cover for work. I have plenty of posts to write but can’t seem to find the time to get them all on paper!

But these folks did, my selections for Saturday Six are some of the favorites I have spotted over the last week.

[1] As long as Tory Hoen keeps writing posts I’ll probably keep including them here, I am such a fan girl of this very talented New York and Paris based writer.  Erica of Haven In Paris is one smart cookie and recognizes talent and having another post from Tory is a treasure.  This week it’s about the often commented on topic of Parisians being rude.  I can’t tell you how many times people tell me that (even people who have never been to Paris) and I love how Tory addressed the issue in “Les Parisiens, rude sometimes but impolite, never.

[2] Given the reverence I hold my meal at The Willow Inn, it is probably not surprising to you that a meal at the number one restaurant in the world Noma would be a meal of a lifetime.  Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel worked at Noma and mimics its style with Pacific Northwest ingredients. So you know I devoured every single word of the four posts that Matt Goulding of Roads and Kingdoms wrote about his meal there.  P.S. The Eater had a hilarious post this week that shared a tweet from the chef at Noma, Rene Redzepi, who was pissed about a table of four not showing up – who would do that, they must be insane!

[3] Spencer Spellman of The Traveling Philosopher is very inspiring.  He has written several times about changing his life from that of a 9-to-5er to that of a traveler and writer.  Each time he writes on this topic it touches my heart it is so beautifully written and such an inspiration for anyone thinking about turning in their “briefcase for a backpack” as Spencer detailed in his essay “When Life Gives You Lemons, Travel the World.”

[4] I have wrote about the struggle for many of us to label ourselves – is it writer or blogger?  I love to read other people’s opinions on the topic and where they end up.  Ashlee of Where My Heart Resides wrote a very thoughtful post on the topic and I wanted to share it because I think it is something that a lot of us think about.

[5] I am a huge fan of food trucks.  Working in San Francisco I am lucky to have access to them every day and I eat at them several times a week.  I love Paris (well, that is not news…) and I smile at the idea of food trucks in Paris.  There are two that I know of, but the first one, Le Camion Qui Fume, continues to be a big hit and the owner and chef Kristin Frederick will be launching a cookbook next month sharing some of its recipes.  Read more about the upcoming book and Kristin’s background on Haven in Paris.

[6] Who better to get Parisian restaurant advice from than the expats who live there?  No one, that’s who!  Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland did a little polling and shared some of the biggest foodies’ picks for their favorites in Paris, including David Lebovitz, Ann Mah, Amy Thomas and Erica Berman, all peeps who made appearances on Saturday Six many times over!  A list that should be bookmarked and held onto for a future trip!

Photo of the Week

Oregon Wines on Broadway wine bar in Portland

This was shot at Oregon Wines on Broadway wine bar in downtown Portland.  Mr. Misadventures and I tried two different flights of Oregon pinot noirs, our favorite thing to drink!  We enjoyed local baked bread and sausage and great conversation with the bartender who introduced us to some small batch pinots that were incredibly good.  We had already been planning a future trip just to hit up all our favorite wineries, but spending some time in this wine bar completely sealed the deal!

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. Hi Andi,
    Discovering new blogs ? Heaven forbid! I’m not sure the 24h that counts a day are enough for those I already know! Including my own! (did u pay a visit? :) )
    This post brought me to discover the word “switcharoo” which I see otherwhere orthographied “switcheroo”. Anyway, good addition to my glossary! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing Lost in Cheeseland! It’s a new favorite read of mine! I discovered this blog post about a friend of mine coming to the realization of how important her job as a photographer is. http://www.thenameiscasie.com/blog/?p=11611

  3. Lovely !

  4. I want to get lost in cheeseland! I have a serious love for all things cheese!

  5. @Lauren, I adore Lindsey so glad you like her and thanks for the recommendation I will check it out!

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