(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #215 – Jessica Update

Jessica Week 1 & 2

Last time I wrote about Jessica it was the night before her second surgery. I have mainly been posting photos to Instagram which I sometimes share to Facebook and Twitter, but I thought I would just do a brief update here as well. Jessica had her surgery two weeks ago and she is supposed to have a new cast/bandage every week. It's been two weeks and she has had four! (Shown in the collage … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #214 – Pau Hana Market Waikiki

Pau Hana Market Waikiki

After a gallon of wine tasting with Colgin Cellars and Kermit Lynch I needed food!  Right around the corner from the Halekulani hotel where the wine events had taken place is a new food truck area called Pau Hana Market Waikiki.  Currently with seven trucks and more to come you, this food truck court offers a great way to sample the local Hawaiian food scene with ramen, loco moco and lunch plates y … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #213 – Leonard’s Malasadas

Leonard's Malasadas - Leonard's Bakery

My schedule was jammed pack for my weekend in Oahu (thanks to Hawaiian Airlines) to attend parts of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, but there was one thing I was adamant about doing: getting to Leonard's Bakery for Leonard's Malasadas. My Mom's side of the family is Portuguese and throughout my childhood on only a handful of occasions I would attend a family reunion or function in which my … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #210 – Kyoto Colors

Kyoto Colors

There was so much red everywhere when I was in Kyoto, from time to time it was refreshing to see a pop of another color!  Granted, I know there is red in this photo, but I love the blue! How about you? What's your favorite color to "see?" … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #209 – Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop


After a full day of farm tours, on my last evening in Maui driving back to the Napili Kai Beach Resort I hit up Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop for dinner (and dessert). I had that little voice in my head that prevented me from just eating [sweet] pie for so I ordered the Hamakua mushroom pie pictured above.  It was my last chance to have Hamakua mushrooms for who knows how long and I am glad I … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #208 – ONA Bags Interview


I am thrilled to be featured on the ONA Bags blog, check out my interview to learn a little more about me. I recently got a new camera, a Fuji X-E2 which is an awesome, light, portable camera, did I say awesome?  The first thing I purchased when I got the camera was my ONA Bag, an item I have been coveting it for a very long time!  I have the Bowery (you can see it pictured above) which is p … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #207 – Anthurium Macro

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #207 – Anthurium Macro

I didn't take a lot of macro shots while in Hawaii, I barely took any photos with my "real" camera, I was too busy taking notes into my Moleskine! But I loved these anthurium (buds, pods?) which I spotted taking a bath while visiting Greenpoint Nurseries (part of my Hilo Grown Tour) and I took the opportunity to get a beloved macro shot. How about you? Have you seen these flowers before? In … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #206 – Wildflower Hunting

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #206 - Wildflower Hunting

Over the weekend we went wildflower hunting north of Sacramento.  We were in the Bear Valley Road area between Williams and Clear Lake, while this is a route I had taken many times as a child on my way to visit my grandparents in the summer, little did I know that there were adventurous side roads to be taken.  Particularly if you are looking for fields of flowers, in this case California poppies ( … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #205 – Da Poke Shack

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #205 – Da Poke Shack

On the advice of the folks at Greenwell Farm I headed closer to the beach and toward the very long line at Da Poke Shack in order to get a taste of the island's best poke.  Since you can find poke, good ones, every where it is really hard to say who really has the best, but I definitely thought the one I got was pretty darn good! Poke is made up of sliced ahi tuna (traditionally although they … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #204 – Nishiki Generations


Third generation fish monger.  Or maybe fourth. Either way, totally adorable.  I rarely take photos of people, I don't seem to get it right very often and I am shy about asking permission (which I feel strongly you should do). But this guy was too cute! How about you? Do you like taking photos of people? … [Read more...]