loco for locanda

loco for locanda

It’s 10:30 pm on a Friday night in the Mission and we’re just sitting down to dinner. This is how the other half lives. The other half being the young folks, the kids without kids, the people who live on the other side of the bridge. We’re meeting our much younger sister- & brother-in-law in … Continue reading

sunny nook

sunny nook

I like things clean. It’s not because I’m anal or OCD (okay, maybe it is), but aesthetically, I like things white and devoid of clutter. When we pick paint for our walls, we always default to white. White Everything. White, white, white. It’s the easiest color choice with the least chance of regret. And if … Continue reading

honor-able mention

honor-able mention

A friend invited me to check out a new bar in Emeryville. She said, “They have fried chicken!” That’s all she needed to say. So on a rainy Friday night, we headed over to the Honor Bar, at the corner of Hollis & Powell. It used to be a sushi restaurant where no one ate … Continue reading

the classic family RV trip

the classic family RV trip

For our holiday vacation, I wanted to go to Hawaii, but with the cost of flying with kids, and suffering through a mid-ocean flight with a screaming baby, not to mention hotel prices during prime season, we opted for a good old-fashioned RV trip instead. We had never RV’d before, but we’re campers so we … Continue reading

party time!

party time!

For my daughter’s 1st birthday party, I couldn’t find the right party decorations. She’s too young to be a fan of anything – no Dora the Explorer and not yet the Hello Kitty obsessed girl that she is destined to be. So I decided to dust off my sewing machine and make my own party … Continue reading

a nice gathering

a nice gathering

Yesterday, my dear friend, Claudine, stopped in the Bay Area for a 30-hour layover on her way back to NYC. We needed to cram in an afternoon of eating in Berkeley. She’s a Cal alum too, so she knows about the good spots. Should we hit staples like the Cheeseboard or Gregoire to satisfy a familiar craving? Or try something … Continue reading

late as usual

late as usual

I’m always running late. Which explains why I’m about 10 years late to the whole blogging world. I could never decide what I wanted to write about. I love food, but I’m no chef. I like clothes, but I’m no fashionista. I’m a mom, but not an authority on parenting. I’m not a guru of … Continue reading