Eating – Madera Restaurant – Michelin Star Restaurant 2018

In a not so past life, I used to be a food blogger, sometimes freelancing for a local news magazine in the Silicon Valley called Metro News. Once in a while, I still contribute a piece to the magazine. My latest feature was about the Michelin starred Madera Restaurant at the Rosewood Sandhill Hotel in […]

Eating – The Star by Little Star Pizza now available from DoorDash

Busy Silicon Valley moms probably share the same struggle of mustering up energy to cook at the end of a work day. For us, this tends to be Fridays. It’s one thing to scrounge together the same meal each dinner and pack it for lunch the next day during a work week. But when the […]

Traveling – California Academy of Sciences

On Labor Day weekend, which must’ve felt like the hottest day of the month, we took a family trip to the California Academy of Sciences to use up tickets someone had gifted us. It was nice to see the museum from our son’s eyes for the first time. I have been here many times but […]

Traveling – Carmel for Labor Day Weekend

We considered taking a babymoon during this pregnancy and decided against it because I would probably feel more uncomfortable on a plane and sleeping in a different bed at this stage than it would be to stay at home. This past Labor Day weekend offered an opportunity to do a short getaway to Carmel. It […]

Attending This – Whole Foods Summer Dinner

Last week, I attended the Summer Dinner at Whole Foods Market Santa Clara, my favorite WFM location in the South Bay. The event was to introduce and celebrate some of the brand’s key local vendors through a dinner interpreted by Chef Melissa King using the vendors’ ingredients. Frog Hollow Farm, Jacobs Farm, Bonny Doon Vineyard, […]

Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey

Last weekend, we spend a day trip in Monterey for a friend’s birthday. The weather could not be more perfect for a seaside hang out. The morning started at Water + Leaves, a coffee shop on Fisherman’s Wharf. Pretty much the coolest blank-plus-blank name ever, right? Frankly,  I never expected Monterey to have something so cool. […]

Tender Greens – Palo Alto

In my previous post, I had written about new openings in Palo Alto recently. The city already has a health conscious demographic which made newcomer, Tender Greens, a perfect fit for the Stanford Shopping Center. Tender Greens is a sit down restaurant specializing in salads, although you do order at the counter. Unlike Pluto’s or […]

True Food Kitchen – Palo Alto

Palo Alto’s dining scene seems to be ramping up with new restaurants lately. Even some of the chain restaurants have a worthwhile menu. True Food Kitchen is one of the latest newcomers. True Food Kitchen has multiple nation-wide locations and boasts a healthy menu that follows the anti-inflammatory diet from Dr. Andrew Weil. The restaurant […]

DoorDash is Delivering from The Bywater

Earlier this year, I was very impressed with the fried chicken from The Bywater in Los Gatos when I had a chance to review it for Metroactive. Last week, DoorDash gave me a chance to try The Bywater’s fried chicken which is a new offering for their service. The food and delivery were complimentary to […]

Austin 2016 Photo Diary

Two years ago, I went to Austin, TX for the first time to attend my first BlogHer Food Conference. It would be my first of three BlogHer conferences. The experience was my first exposure to the business of blogging and seeing how people can make money doing what they love. I came back daydreaming about […]