San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s North Beach with Laurie


North Beach is an area of San Francisco that I always seem to be driving through and not actually stopping in.  It's a shame because besides the old-school Italian food and cafe scene (and Chinese as well, as Chinatown is on its border) it has amazing literary history.  The Beatnik poets and City Lights Bookstore history alone is fascinating. It's one of the reasons I really love doing this San … [Read more...]

J’adore #61 (Travel Stuff Edition 2)


Welcome back for another edition of J'adore, the series where I share things I am currently adoring from near and afar.  Whether is internet window-shopping or products that have traveled to my door step, there is something about each and everyone of these products that I think is cool. And I hope you to do too, so let's get going. This particular edition is travel-focused, everything included … [Read more...]

New York in Black and White


Some photos just scream to be processed in black and white. So like Kyoto I leave you with a few parting shots of New York in 50 shades of.... High-Line Alley: Brooklyn Bridge: Silicon Alley: The Met: St. Patrick's Cathedral and Atlas Are you a fan of black and white photography? … [Read more...]

[mis]Adventures in New York


Recently, Mr. Misadventures and I spent a week in New York City. I was there for work and a conference and the hubby came along for the trip (despite still recovering from a bad sprained ankle). Due to the proximity to my office and the conference venue, most of the week we stayed in the Times Square area, which is not my favorite part of the city, but we made the best of it. One of the … [Read more...]

Florence Scenes


Mr. Misadventures and I took thousands of pictures during our trip to Italy. Between our food tour in Florence, our Tuscan countryside adventures heading to Siena, our Context Travel Tour in Siena, our under the Tuscan sun wanderings, and the amazing rooftop at the Westin, lots and lots of photos were taken! Here are some "leftovers" from Florence that are too pretty to not share!  Thanks too … [Read more...]



Currently | 6.14.15 Watching | Blacklist (James Spader rocks!) and Mad Men > Silicon Valley is up next! Reading | Hawaii an epic novel by James A. Michener > Hawaii is massive! It is going to take me a bit of time to get through it, but I am LOVING it! Working On | My blogiversary > July will be 8 years that Misadventures with Andi has been around and I want to do something … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Pacific Heights with Heidi


I have not spent a lot of time in Pacific Heights, just popped in and out a few times to try out restaurants. I would really like to house-sit for someone who lives in the area of San Francisco, especially someone who has an old Victorian.  Before I lived in the Bay Area and knew anything about San Francisco, I imagined every neighborhood to be like Pacific Heights! As I get to know my … [Read more...]

Legendary North Dakota


This is a sponsored post on behalf of ND Tourism, but (as always) the content and opinions expressed here are all mine. Whenever I do work with a brand I try to ensure that I share why I have an affinity for that brand, or what is my story with that brand or why it intrigues me. I feel it is an important part of building trust in the community that has grown around Misadventures with … [Read more...]

The Westin Excelsior Florence


During our time in Florence we stayed at the Westin Excelsior Florence. We stayed there during our trip to Italy in 2007 and had absolutely loved the beautiful suite we had for three glorious days. And while we didn't have a suite this time, our room, as well as the hotel in general, is in a really great location, the rooms are amazing and the views of the Arno river are gorgeous. Would you … [Read more...]

J’adore #60 (Food and Beverage Edition 2)

J' adore #60

I feel like I could write a food and drink focused J’adore every single week! And I cannot believe this is only the second edition for food and beverages! The benefit of being a lifestyle blogger focused on food and travel is that I often get to try out or learn about new products on a very frequent basis. I would love to travel every week, but I’ve got a full-time corporate gig so that isn’t … [Read more...]