Attending This – Taste of Orleans at Great America

Being part of Great America’s media pool the last two summers has been a fun experience for our family. Especially now that we have a kid, we enjoy the amusement park from a different perspective than when we were children ourselves. It all started with the Taste of Orleans 2016 festival. Then we went to Red White […]

Pregnant – Two’s a Crowd

Of the many untrue wives tales floating around, I chose to believe the one that if you’re having two pregnancies, one will be hard and the other will be easy. In the first pregnancy, I had bleeding in the first trimester and needed progesterone supplements, and then cholestasis rash in my third trimester. I thought […]

Attending This – Red White and Brews at Great America

Last weekend, our family was invited to a media event at California’s Great America. Their Red, White, and Brews event during Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the summer season. We got tasting cards for 5 items as well as beer/wine tastings too. A variety of entertainment including dueling pianists, a live cover band, and picnic […]

Eating This – Coconut’s Fish Cafe

There’s a new fast casual restaurant in town and it’s already a beloved for those familiar with the brand from Maui. Coconut’s Fish Cafe recently opened in Cupertino to an eager crowd tech employees and curious diners who had seen construction in progress for almost 14 months. The family owned brand brings its famous fish […]

Wearing This – City Stripes

This dress and shoe combo has been my favorite this month. The stripes make me feel like I could brew a decent cup of coffee. And wearing shoes with no-show socks feels like a hipster approach to footwear. Let’s talk about these kicks for a minute. They’re the Cole Haan Ella Grand in blue suede. […]

Wearing This – Casual Spring

As a Bay Area home owner, I’ve always aspired to have the kind of front door that random fashion bloggers would pose in front of much like I did the other day in front of this really nice house in the Rose Garden area of San Jose. This classic New England style front door with […]

Wearing This – Fall Colors in Spring

Did anyone’s Asian mom drag the family out to some nice park, preferably with a pond in it, to take some posed family photos? Back in the day, Dad set up the tripod or the family would split up and take turns in photos. That’s definitely how I felt as I sat for these photos […]

Traveling – The Photographers I Have Been

As a food blogger, it was sometimes disappointing to have put so much effort into a thorough review, a well balanced photo, or an in depth vacation recap, only to find that people respond most to photos of ramen and burgers. There was no space in my food blog for my photography work like the […]

Wearing This – Athleisure, Fitbit, and Nike

You guys, I don’t quite understand the concept of athleisure. It’s athletic but also leisure wear. Isn’t that just a lazy Sunday morning outfit? Well here I am taking a stab at the concept. Literally being athletic and then sitting leisurely while wearing the same outfit. Actually, I dress like this whenever I’m outside of […]

Balsam Hill Treelot 2016 – Burlingame

The Balsam Hill annual Treelot event is one of my favorite holiday events to attend. At their Burlingame show room, rows of trees are displayed and walls are covered in wreaths, garlands, and ornaments. Last year’s event was a spectacular evening and this year had much of the same wonderful spirit. The marvelous wine, cheese, […]