Currently | 03.29.18
Watching | Queer Eye
> Although I knew that Ted Allen was in the original series, I never watched it the first time around. However, I immediately fell for the current version hook, line and sinker! I laughed (or guffawed rather), I cried, I loved it! Also saw Black Panther (thumbs up) and Tomb Raider (thumbs down) along with The Darkest Hours (thumbs up). After watching the Oscars (boring) I really want to see the Shape of Water.
Reading | Paris Ever After
You know me, I always have Paris on the brain. I read The Paris Effect in a single afternoon and immediately began Paris Ever After because I am lucky enough to have an advanced copy. It’s coming out May 1, pre-order it today! I’m also part-way through Pasta, Pane, Vino from the same authors who wrote previous faves Rice, Noodle, Fish (still one of my all time faves) and Grape, Olive, Pig. This time, of course, the stories come from Italy and I am devouring every page. My only hope is that France is next!
Working On | Weekend adventures
> The more we research and start exploring in Arizona and the Southwest, the more we find to do! We just spent some time in Flagstaff, the Petrified Forest National Park (post coming) as well as 4×4 adventures on an old mining road only 20 minutes from our house. Tucson calls again. Prescott calls. Sedona calls. And more!
Feeling | Relieved
> This past week I quietly rolled out the new redesign for Misadventures with Andi. It was many months in the making – an audit of nearly 10 years of content, re-categorization of content for a new information architecture, landing pages to build and populate with images and copy (with the help from my awesome developer). My goal was to elevate the large amount of content I had and to make it easier to get to it. I don’t 100% love the header design, but that can be changed relatively quickly.
Planning | Road Trips
> Above and beyond weekend adventures, Mr. Misadventures and I have 2 10-day road trips coming up this year. We are trying to nail down which routes we will take and what combination of activities we will try to cover. We love road trips!
Loving | The Quiet
> Last month I wrote about loving the Southwest winter. By the way, I am still loving that, especially when it snowed in Paris on St. Patrick’s Day and the East Coast has been blasted more times than I can count this year! But I am also loving how quiet, literally and figuratively, life is for us at the moment. We had San Francisco friends visit for a long weekend and it was very apparent that life in the big city is still as fraught with stress as it ever was. We do not regret for a moment our decision to escape and to land in Phoenix. And to have a quieter life.
My Favorite Photo | Huevos rancheros from Five Points
Another great breakfast at Five Points in Tucson. We discovered it during our first Tucson adventures, went back for more while checking out the Downtown Clifton Hotel and brought friends from San Francisco to enjoy brunch before heading to the Desert Botanical Museum. The ranchero sauce was delicious, but the corn tortilla buried at the bottom is the real star!
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