Hinoki and the Bird

Hinoki and the Bird

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney Call it taking a break, or playing catch up with life if you will. Yes, I’ve been on hiatus and my 

Alexander’s Patisserie

Alexander’s Patisserie

A party without a cake is just a meeting – Julia Child   A bite into a exquisite dessert is an experience. The decor and furnishings is desired to set the mood as you devour each bite. Yes, it is necessary and for such a place,  I will 

The Bier Stein

The Bier Stein

He was a wise man who invented beer. – Plato I love The Bier Stein! I wish I could live at The Bier Stein. Ohhhh to the Belgium beer goodness!  The Bier Stein is THE beer store located in Eugene, OR in the center of the University 

Liquid Gold’s Soft Opening – Bottle Shop Tap Room

Liquid Gold’s Soft Opening – Bottle Shop Tap Room

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. –  Abraham Lincoln   Liquid Gold is a cool place to chill.  

Benu **

Benu **

We feast with our eyes first. A thoughtful journey, an experience that delicately touched my palate. From the moment you set foot inside, you are addressed by name.  A menu is prepared personally for you. Asian fusion kitchen collaboration at its finest. While I enjoyed 

Lucero

Lucero

  My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.  Winston Churchill I had first learned about Lucero during a visit to Half Moon Bay at the Ritz Carlton early last year. Fell in love with their “Traditional-Style Balsamic Vinegar” that paired so 

Buck’s of Woodside – Big business breakfast

Buck’s of Woodside – Big business breakfast

I want to put a ding in the universe. – Steve Jobs (Ironically, this mega entrepreneur has never stepped foot inside of Buck’s because of a personal fall out with Jamis MacNiven, the owner of Buck’s.) Buck’s of Woodside is a popular diner that has been built with 

Model Bakery

Model Bakery

  All sorrows are less with bread. – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Hands down the best english muffin! Freshly baked daily. Airy, fluffy and buttery to perfection. I had to order half a dozen for take-away. I used one to dip at “Lucero Olive Oil” and 

Southern California Cronut Craze

Southern California Cronut Craze

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Dorothy Day Earlier this month my husband and I had made a trip down to Southern California to celebrate our 8th Anniversary and as an impromptu I decided to call some friends 

Providence LA **

Providence LA **

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller It took five years before making our way to Providence, located on Melrose Ave in the heart of the internationally renowned shopping, dining and entertainment mecca in Los Angeles, California. Mister Hubs and I came here