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...]

It’s unComplicated – Mountain High Yoghurt

Mountain High Yoghurt Honey

Drama-free Zone I consciously endeavor to have an uncomplicated life. My world is designated as a drama-free zone. That is not to say that bad things don't happen.  That part of life (cat surgeries, layoffs, sprained ankles) cannot be controlled.  Drama can. I favor minimalism when it comes to home decor. My only fault being I have a few too many books, although with my e-reader I am not … [Read more...]

Under the Tuscan Clouds


Under the Tuscan clouds. Yes. I know. It is supposed to be under the Tuscan sun, but if you saw the clouds the days I was in Tuscany, you would agree with the name change too. After an amazing day adventuring en route to Siena and the truly adventurous Context Tour in the city full of a caste of characters (more on that coming up in a separate post!), we once again left Florence and headed to … [Read more...]

Adventures In the Tuscan Countryside

Tuscan Countryside

Remember that trip to Tuscany I took that one time.  Yes, the one last year.... Well [more of] the posts are coming!  We returned home one year ago this week, so why not celebrate by letting the posts I wrote see the light of day! Many of the photos were taken by Mr. Misadventures and you can find his full Tuscany portfolio (and many other spots we have traveled to) on his site, Sel & … [Read more...]

Burgers in San Francisco


Whether it is cheeseburgers, veggie burgers or good old fashion "regular" burgers there are plenty of good spots in San Francisco.  May is National Burger Month and I thought I would celebrate by sharing some of my posts I've written about one of my favorite food groups! I wrote a post for Groupon's San Francisco blog sharing a sampling of some of San Francisco's Best Burgers, it was hard to … [Read more...]



Currently | 5.17.15 Watching | Jo (a French TV series with Jean Reno); Scandal and Mad Men > Finished Les Temoins (a French TV series with Thierry Lhermitte). Reading | Hawaii an epic novel by James A. Michener > Finished The Last Aloha by Gaellen Quinn, a wonderful historical novel set in Hawaii in the late 1800's. Working On | The next batch of San Francisco Profile posts > … [Read more...]

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Highlights

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Pool

Although my stay at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort was brief (way too brief, hello it was Hawaii!) it was the perfect spot to dash in-and-out of, eat at and sleep in during the time I was in Waikiki for SPAMJam. Here are a few highlights from my stay. I arrived Friday afternoon, to this beautiful view, I never get tired of the color of the water in Hawaii! During my weekend I got … [Read more...]

An Interview with Outrigger Resorts Bitsy Kelley


[Instead of just doing a question/answer interview format, I decided to write a essay that highlights the many topics covered in my interview with Bitsy Kelley who graciously spent an hour with me on my recent trip to Oahu to attend the Waikiki SPAMJam.] There is light within Bitsy Kelley. She is effervescent. There is a constant smile in her eyes. She is warm, friendly and gracious and … [Read more...]

Waikiki SPAMJam 2015


SPAMJam. What can I say? It was an incredible experience! I am so thankful to Outrigger Resorts for graciously inviting me to discover what can only be described as a food extravaganza of the highest order! There are doubters. I had many questions on Instagram asking: “is SPAM really a big deal? Does SPAM really taste good?” To all these questions I say: YES! Except for the island of … [Read more...]

Mexican Restaurants in San Francisco


Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow so I thought I would share a list of some of favorite spots for Mexican restaurants in San Francisco. Whether you love tacos, burritos or anything with mole sauce, San Francisco has got amazing Mexican food. And while there is a large abundance of it in the Mission District, you can find really great food any where in the city!  Even for vegetarians! You will … [Read more...]