Amuse-Bouche (Food News) for Aug 2

Le Méridien Éclair Diaries featuring Chef Johnny Iuzzini: San Francisco

I've got single, bite-sized hors d’œuvres coming your way! Amuse-bouche is my weekly food-related news series where I share a few things that have crossed my plate. Summertime means food events and I have three of them for you today! Le Méridien Éclairs + Chef Johnny Iuzzini - San Francisco Edition A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an event I attended at Le Méridien in San Francisco with … [Read more...]

August Totally Awesome Amazon Giveaway Follow Page – Twitter #4

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Oh la la, Godiva!


I have been selected as a GODIVA Ambassador and this is a post written by me on behalf of GODIVA. Delicious. Decadent. Indulgent. I am so worth it. Okay so maybe trying every single flavor of GODIVA's new Trufflelata line is a "little" overindulgent, but how could I refuse? The kind folks at GODIVA invited me to a special event at one of their four boutique in San Francisco where I … [Read more...]

Osaka – Umeda Sky Building


Another spot that Mr. Misadventures was interested in taking photos from was the famous Umeda Sky Building.  In the morning we  had visited the very unique Namba Parks buildings, but Umeda Sky Building is a whole other animal. The building consists of two 40-story towers that are connected with each other by the "Floating Garden Observatory" on the 39th floor at top with bridges and an e … [Read more...]

Hello Blogher Attendees

Dexter CS Lee

I am at BlogHer today at the San Jose Convention Center. The last BlogHer I went to (which was my first) was three years ago in San Diego.  I am really excited to be attending and meet/network with other bloggers and to celebrate BlogHer's 10-year anniversary.  In that vain, I am doing a little introduction post for anyone who might check out Misadventures with Andi this weekend. If you are a r … [Read more...]

(Top Chef) Casey Thompson’s Aveline

Aveline San Francisco

I am a big fan of Top Chef.  I am always curious to see how the cheftestants manage their post Top Chef lives. Just by observation it is very easy to quickly identify the chefs that love the spotlight and those who would rather have their food speak for them.  I am not saying one type is better than the other. Just different. Chef Casey Thompson is in the second group.  She was Season 3's Fan fa … [Read more...]

Westfield Wednesday – Tastemaker Anita of Dessert First

Anita Chu of Dessert First

Another lovely Westfield Tastemaker to introduce! The Westfield Dine on Time App project has been a really fun experience. Working with Westfield Labs at the Westfield San Francisco Centre, four other San Francisco Bay Area foodies (plus me) each teamed up with a chef to collaborate on a secret menu item that is only available on the Westfield Dine on Time App. As you know, I worked with Chef … [Read more...]

iPad Mini Giveaway

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I've joined forces with a great group of bloggers to bring you this iPad Mini Giveaway. The ultimate travel accessory!  And it is easy to keep up with your Misadventures with Andi reading too! Mr. Misadventures has one and quite frankly, I am jealous. I love the super small size but powerful capabilities while on the road and commuting! iPad mini with Retina display is amazing to hold. … [Read more...]

Osaka – Namba Parks

Osaka Namba Parks

"We're going to a mall."  It was 8 a.m. and Mr. Misadventures had just indicated we were going shopping. Something wasn't right. Had my hubby whacked his head?  I am not much of a shopper and this is how all the shopping centers had looked like thus far: So I wasn't exactly jumping for joy when I heard shopping mall!  I really should have known better.  Mr. Misadventures wasn't really … [Read more...]

Osaka’s Kuromon-Ichiba Market

Osaka’s Kuromon-Ichiba Market

After five days in Kyoto we headed to Osaka on the regional train.  I didn't know what to expect of Osaka, quite frankly I had spent most of my time researching Kyoto.  Osaka was mainly a transition point for us as that is where we flew in and out of. After two and a half-days in Osaka I have come to the conclusion that it is a mini-Tokyo.  I apologize to all my friends in Tokyo and anyone in Os … [Read more...]