Memorial Day Weekend 2016 – South Lake Tahoe

We spent Memorial Day weekend in South Lake Tahoe with a group of friends in an AirBnB with a pool table, fooseball table, jacuzzi, and a backyard grill. After braving 7 hours of traffic with dog and baby in tow, we got to the house at around 9PM. Lake Tahoe’s water is always cold as […]

Portland 2016 Recap Part 2 – All the vlogs

The last post would be too long if I put in all the video blogs so here’s a recap of Portland in video form. Enjoy!

Portland 2016 Recap

A few weekends ago, we took a quick trip to Portland. Virgin America had a great flight deal. We paid about $200 RT for two people and a baby (no charge). Here is a summary of our 3.5 days there. A trip to Portland is not complete without a cappuccino at Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Must […]

CharMarron Peony Garden and Nola’s Iris Garden – San Jose

With some free time on a Saturday afternoon the other day, my friends and I decided to check out the peonies in bloom at CharMarron Peony Garden in the hills of San Jose. Yes, San Jose has hills. I don’t remember the names of every type of flower so here are some photos. Peonies have […]

Maui 2016 – Iao Valley State Park, Baby Beach, and Ululani’s Shave Ice

On this day, we hiked, or what can only be considered a short leisure walk, in Iao Valley State Park to see The Needle at the top. For a video version of this post, watch this Youtube vlog. There it is. A little underwhelming but it was still a nice time outside with the little […]

Maui 2016 – O’o Farms Tour and Maui Winery

Our first activity in Maui was a farm tour at O’o Farms, the dedicated farm for the popular restaurant Pacific’O. The farm is set in the picturesque mountainside. They practice sustainable and organic farming methods including maintaining a balance of flora that attracts predatory bugs to feed on insects that could harm the crop. They […]

Maui 2016 – Traveling with a Baby

Who ever found the transit portion of vacationing to be any fun? You basically stand in line for everything – TSA, boarding, baggage, rental car shuttle, rental car renting. But traveling with a baby looks something like this plus all the above. Fake smile, tired eyes. For a video version of this post, you can […]

Whole Foods Natural Glow Makeup & Pampering Event – Los Altos

One of my favorite events to cover each year is Whole Foods’ annual beauty sale. The 2014 and 2015 events in Campbell were such fun experiences. I was already very excited for this year’s event when they mailed me these baby and skin care samples. There are still two more events this weekend so make […]

Christmas 2015 Recap – Ribs and Dim Sum

The holidays are great because I get days off work and so does everyone else so we can get together more often. There’s always good food involved. Appetizers with cheeses, sweet potato chips, seasoned nuts, oatmeal cookies, and lots of sparkling ciders. I mean, look at this prime rib. And these garlic prawns. And this […]

Fungus Fair 2015 – San Francisco

The annual Fungus Fair in San Francisco wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. It’s more of an educational science fair than it was a food festival. Somehow I imagined I would be walking around eating mushrooms all day. There were several vendors selling exotic mushrooms and mushroom growing kits as well as artists with […]