(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #217 – Missing Paris

Paris

It is not Jessica's fault, but I've been grounded for the last three months with two more to go, unable to travel anywhere.  That means I am going slightly stir crazy and as I work on my last Italy posts and prepare to begin France I am missing Paris big time. I was looking through my photos and remarked on this one.  A typical evening in the courtyard of the Louvre - there is a photo shoot g … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #216 – An Italian Spritz

Spritz in Florence

It is now summer in San Francisco. Happens every October. It will be warm (hot for me) and gorgeous until Halloween and then it will rain! Warm weather like we are having now makes me long for 'spritz's' which I drank many of on my trip to Italy.  Such a wonderfully refreshing drink that people have as an apero before dinner.  It is addictingly delicious! Here is a recipe from The Kitchn - I … [Read more...]

(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

Leodas-MacNut-Pie

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

Misadventures-with-Andi-SanFrancisco-FiDi

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...]