Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

It's been a few years since our family enjoyed the legendary afternoon tea at The Berkeley Knightsbridge. Unlike any other afternoon tea we've ever had, Prêt-à-Portea features a new collection of  fashion designer-inspired cakes each year. I recently saw the 2018 line up and am blinking my eyes, tapping my heels thinking I might just reappear…

2017 Highlights

From a hiking through a redwood forest and taking two new puppies up a grassy hillside to dining in an extraordinary place and standing a few feet away front of the Saviour of the World, I'm grateful for a year filled with family, friends, and new experiences. Here, my favorite 12 images from 2017. I…

San Francisco Pop-Up Experience

I used to think pop-ups were just for food. Well not anymore. The Color Factory, launched in August, has shown my daughter and I that it’s about creating a complete package of sensory experiences. Created by Leah Rosenberg of Oh Happy Day with design by Erin Jang, it's a sensory sensation that has locals all…

Family Vacation: Orcas Island

Road Trip This summer, we took a few weeks off and drove up to Orcas Island, Washington, where we rented a cozy cottage located just above a beach in Eastsound. We started in southern Marin and meandered north, stopping in some of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest, including Crater Lake, OR and Ashland,…

Airstream Camping in Russian River

Whether you’re a put-up-my-own-tent camper or looking for a different glamping experience for your next vacation, Autocamp has it covered. Think of spending a week in a cool Airstream Trailer outfitted with a queen size bed, modern kitchenette and tiled bathroom with luxury amenities. Just outside the trailer is a dedicated fire pit, small four-person…

Single Thread Farm & Inn

Located off the downtown Healdsburg square, sits one of my new favorite places to eat, sleep, discover, and to simply be inspired. By now you may have been or read one of the many stories - I like this one - about Single Thread Farm. I’ll try not to repeat what many articles have already…