Sandwich Travels

August is National Sandwich month! Despite not being a huge fan of sandwiches, there are many that I love around the world and I thought it would be fun to share my favorites. France - my absolute favorite is ham and butter on a baguette, a classic.  When I first move to France I thought this was the most bizarre combination, that is, until I tasted it. Forget mustard. Forget mayonnaise. The … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Hayes Valley with Victoria

I have been going to Hayes Valley once a month for the last 7 years.  My amazing, adorable and very talented hair stylist has his shop in this neighborhood right across the street from SF Jazz.  It is an eclectic area with really great restaurants (you know how I love my food!).  But there are a ton of spots I have yet to visit, and for that I look to an expert. San Francisco is often quoted as … [Read more...]

My It’s-IT Story

Happy [almost] National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! I thought I would share a story about a very special ice cream sandwich. As you well know, I grew up a military brat. I lived all over the country and all over the world, which meant that we didn’t see our extended family, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, very often. So as you can imagine, trips to see my grandparents were pretty special. … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – Sean Timberlake of Punk Domestics

I met Sean Timberlake, Founder, Punk Domestics at Blogher14 in San Jose. I was waiting to have a blog critique from the talented Annaliese Zijderveld (I recently shared her fabulous new book, Steeped in J’adore #60), when in walked Irvin Lin of Eat The Love, a food blogger that I am a huge fan of, and Sean. I had not met Sean but he had been mentioned multiple times in 2 breakout sessions I had … [Read more...]


Currently | 7.21.15 Watching | Hell on Wheels (Anson Mount is HOT!) > Watched Season 1 of Silicon Valley and loved it!  If you want to know what living in the SF Bay Area is like with all out tech start-ups, watch this show! Reading | Hawaii an epic novel by James A. Michener > I finished it on the plane last night, was excellent.  Onto 14th Deadly Sin, part of the Women's Murder … [Read more...]

7 Years

Let the good times roll! Apparently I can't do math.  But I think you knew that about me.  In last month's Currently I said that I was going to be celebrating my eighth anniversary. Wrong. I am celebrating my 7th! I continue to love blogging but a lot of things have change since I started Misadventures with Andi in 2008. This blog is a creative outlet for me, a way to express and … [Read more...]

J’adore #63 – Frenchie Finds

Happy Bastille Day !!! Being a huge Francophile it’s kind of surprising to me (and probably you) that this is the first francophile-themed J’adore. This series is dedicated to sharing the internet finds and new products or services that I discover during my online travels or which make their journey to my doorstep. With a trip to Paris coming up in the next six months I have all things … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Portola with Lesly

I know very little about Portola, pronounced Port-o-la if you are a 4th generation San Franciscan like my friend Kathleen or Por-tow-la if you are everyone else! But that's why I really love this series, I meet locals like Lesly who is literally strolling her way - baby strolling that is, through the neighborhood on a daily basis and is here to share today her favorite spots in this old-school … [Read more...]

[mis]Adventures in Loco Moco in Hilo

I view the world through a food-colored lens and it definitely is a focus when I travel. One of the best things about traveling to lands near and far is the discovery of unique dishes. The world is a smaller place these days and you can get just about anything anywhere, so it is really cool when you can try a truly local dish in the place it was created. And in Hilo, Hawaii, that dish is loco … [Read more...]

J’adore #62

J'adore is my series dedicated to fun finds, culinary delights, got-to-have gadgets and other lifestyle must-haves that I find via my internet travels or these products travel to my doorstep and I want to share. Sometimes J'adore is dedicated to a theme, like #61 dedicated to travel or #60 dedicated to food.  This time, I've got an eclectic mix of items I have been adoring from near and afar.  … [Read more...]