Eating This – Black Angus Steakhouse

Black Angus Steakhouse recently invited me to try their menu at our closest Bay Area location. To our delight, we arrived on a Sunday night to find that it was all day happy hour! The Happy Hour includes $5 off certain appetizers and special rates on certain beers and other appetizers.  We found the restaurant […]

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 […]

Pregnant – One Day Our Lives Changed

I’m pregnant! Let’s just get that out of the way. I’m not one for building suspense. For the next months, I will write a series of 9 posts to chronicle this pregnancy. During my first pregnancy, I didn’t write much about it and now I wish I had something to look back on and compare […]

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. […]

Eating This – California Pizza Kitchen – Santa Clara

Remember the California Pizza Kitchen of your youth? My local one was in a mall and it’s where we went for lunch or dinner after shopping with friends. I always liked the thin crust pizzas. They had the perfect crust and tasty toppings. It’s been ages since I’ve stepped into a CPK but the fond […]

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 […]

Attending This – Whole Foods Beauty Brunch

In the past few years, I’ve been introduced to some excellent all natural beauty products through Whole Foods’ annual beauty event. In 2014, I was introduced to Zoya nail polish which was ok to use during pregnancy. At the Make Up Break Up event in 2015, I got Juice Beauty lip gloss which I still […]