#ExperienceBuick – Roadtrip Test Drive


This sponsored post is part of my ongoing project #ExperienceBuick. Throughout 2015, I will be experiencing Buick through a series of events and initiatives that reinforce what this American car manufacturer brand is all about. When I landed in SFO after attending the Buick Happiness event in Los Angeles (see why the pursuit of happiness is one of the most important life decision I’ve made) I … [Read more...]

San Francisco in a Weekend for Foodies


Whenever I chat with people about weekend trips, I often hear about trips to Vegas, trips to LA, etc. You people are missing out! We are small. 7 miles by 7 miles, but packed with great things to eat, drink and do. San Francisco is an awesome place to come for the weekend and this new series is intended to convince you! There will be future posts on a Weekend in San Francisco for … [Read more...]

In Pursuit of Happiness

To-Happiness- Kayla-Nicole

This sponsored post is part of my ongoing project #ExperienceBuick. Throughout 2015, I will be experiencing Buick through a series of events and initiatives that reinforce what this American car manufacturer brand is all about. My trip to Los Angeles including all activities was paid, but as ALWAYS, all opinions are my own. There are a thousand decisions that we make on a daily basis, most … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Marina with Melissa


Everybody dreams of little by the water and while San Francisco is on the bay and there is access to it from several areas in the city, the best place to be near it up close is to be in the Marina.  You might have to fight the tourists on the weekends for its awesome green space and water access, but it well worth it whether you are walking or biking. I am very, very lucky to have Melissa of … [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...]

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...]

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 Kona


I knew with the brutal schedule that Mr. Misadventures was going to have during his photography workshop in Hilo, that he was going to need some serious rest and recovery. So for the last three days of our trip to Hawaii, I planned a stay in Kona. Also, after five days of restaurant food (even though it was delicious!) being able to eat or prepare meals would be welcomed. The perfect … [Read more...]

[mis]Adventures in Hilo Redux


Back in January when Mr. Misadventures mentioned he wanted to take a photography workshop in Hilo, I jumped at the chance to return to Hawaii Island. (I didn't even pretend to begrudgingly acquiesce.) I had such an amazing time on my last trip to Hilo that I immediately began dreaming about visiting again. While the hubby was getting up at 3:30 a.m. for a 4 a.m. departure not to return until 11 … [Read more...]

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...]