Saturday, August 9, 2014


This summer we traveled back to Europe. It has been 8 years since our last visit. We wanted to focus our trip on Northern Italy since we have already done other parts of that beautiful country. Firenze, or Florence, as we Americans call it, was really beautiful and is a great launching part for traveling around Italy. 

The cobblestone streets, the architecture, the pizza.... (sigh) missing it already!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wine Tasting in Solvang

This past weekend I used my Valentine's Day gift: a trip to the Rideau Vineyard in Solvang. It included a tour of the grounds, wine and cheese tasting, a complimentary bottle and some quality time with my love. The only bad part : we missed Oprah. Our guide told us she was there the previous Saturday purchasing some wine. Sigh, next time Ms. Winfrey, next time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vday 2012

The hubby did good. As always :). He took me to Mary's secret garden a vegan restaurant and made me a PowerPoint presentation which included my gift: a wine tasting trip in Solvang. I am beyond excited to take use it over spring break. I decorated his office with a banner, home made card, reeses pieces and his gift. It really gets better and better every year.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Veggies... It's what's for dinner

Spring mix, pecans, goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette salad to start, baked asparagus with olive oil and sea salt on the side and a portobello mushroom pizza for the main dish. Delicious!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


We brought in the new year in Santa Barbara. It was just the two of us (and the rest of the club goers ) and it was amazing. We are grateful for all that 2011 brought and can't wait for all the amazing things 2012 had in store. I have a feeling it is going to be an extra amazing type of year.

Better late than never- Christmas 2011

Christmas weekend was pretty low key this year. We started with a game night at my moh's place which included way too many yummy desserts. Saturday we went to my aunt's annual Xmas eve party, got into some argument because he made us late. Silly I know. we got over it in time to host our families over the next day. It was nice and chill and we decided it won't be super exciting until we have a baby :) I think kids just add something to Christmas. I got the Mr. padding for his studio and he got me tons of things. My favorite gift this year: my Tory Burch umbrella. Bring on the rain.