Every year, thankfully, the day arrives when you first register the smell of spring. The sweet smell of flowers readying their blooms, and air somehow bigger, more dense with scent. The sister city of San Francisco seaside community Sausalito is a Japanese town known for their cherry blossoms. In front of city hall several trees […]
I continue to be astounded by how connected our world is. On a sunny weekend morning, my fiance and I decided to have brunch at a long-time favorite cafe Farm:Table in the Lower Nob Hill area of San Francisco. Inside is a small table around which everyone is served a daily rotating menu of locally sourced, and […]
With unwavering determination, I spent a week visiting pastry shops all over New York and Brooklyn. The highlights: a cozy corner of Bakeri in Williamsburg where I would live if I could, the smoked salt/caraway/short bread over-looking the East River waterfront at Ovenly in Greenpoint, and the handsome loaves of Bien Cuit in the Village.
Today I watched the sunrise over Twin Peaks, and ate gougeres and bread pudding and morning buns in the most beautiful city in the world. We are lucky lucky people friends ❤
We made ravioli by hand, each of us taking turns rolling out the dough, one-by-one placing the soft pods into a pot of boiling, salted water. Another memory I didn’t know, I would never be able to live without.
The troubled life of mid-century poet Weldon Kees is punctuated by a mysterious disappearance. A man of many talents who wrote in a sharp and disarming lyrical style left without a parting word. His car was found one morning on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge. We are left only with his words and his […]
(photo by Valerie Chavez) Separating Carmel Highlands from Big Sur, is an 11 mile road winding east that ascends up the bluffs that span from the peninsula coastline deep into the Ventana Wilderness. The road is called Palo Colorado. Along the paved areas of the road is a wooded encampment of homesteader houses and handmade cabins, […]