A Wet and Windy Day in San Francisco

When I travel I try to make the most of my time in a new place and cram my days with activities. My reasoning is that there are so many places in the world to see that I don’t have time to make a return visit. So, I try to see as much as I […]

Ice Cream Dreams on a Rainy Day – Visiting Stax Cookie Bar

In the last 24 hours SoCal has been hit with an intense rainstorm and I’ve been lucky enough to spend the bulk of it nestled inside my cozy abode. As much as I love wintry weather it does leave me pining for sunnier days. There’s nothing better than soaking up the rays and enjoying some […]

Fall Desserts with Friends at Stacked

As you know, I recently completed an epic road trip around California. When traveling one of my favorite things to do is to collect local culinary treats for friends at home. It’s a ritual between me and my best buds. Each time one of us travels we pick up fun local things for the other […]

Noshing on Nintendo Themed Treats at Yogurtland

I love the many adventures I get to go on but they’re so much better when I get to share them with those I love. Sadly, some of my favorite folks live on the other side of the country and I only get to see them a couple times a year. But we try to […]

Enjoying California Frozen Poppers

While exploring the valley last weekend my family and I were in search of a treat. We’d explored King Gillette and Paramount Ranches and it was time for a snack break. Luckily, I knew just the spot – California Frozen Poppers.  Just before Christmas, I had been sent a complimentary package of their tasty frozen […]

Dining at The Raymond 1886

When it’s cold and rainy outside the perfect place to be is tucked in a cozy cottage with a roaring fire. Last night I experienced just that when I dined at The Raymond 1886. The Raymond is tucked inside a classic Craftsman bungalow just off Fair Oaks in Pasadena. Previously, I’d visited their hidden Bar […]

Celebrating Christmas on Euclid in Ontario, CA

It’s almost Christmas and I couldn’t be happier. My presents are bought and (mostly) wrapped, my sister baked some delicious cookies and we’ve got the most beautiful Christmas tree. I’ve also managed to have some fun holiday outings – a visit to the Grand Californian to sip cider and view the tree, a screening of […]

Enjoying Bread Pudding at Stacked

You all know how much I like Stacked. I write about it often enough. But I can’t help it. I really think it’s a rising restaurant chain that just happens to have high quality, delicious food. Every month they have different menu specials and December is no exception because for a limited time they’re offering […]

Visiting Compartes Chocolatier

Ever since Salt & Straw opened in LA I’ve been addicted. Despite the horrendous parking in Larchmont Village I still manage to stop by every time I’m in the area. One day, while waiting in line for my ice cream I noticed a certain chocolate bar for sale. It was called California Love and the […]

Sweet Treats at Yogurtland and B. Candy

I’m a sucker for a good game app. Only problem is I get addicted real quick. Take Candy Crush. I innocently downloaded it and before I knew it I was obsessed with getting to the next level. My only option was to quick cold turkey so my dishes could get washed, my dinner could be […]