San Francisco Profiles – Sean Timberlake of Punk Domestics

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

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

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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...]