Must-See Places in Chandler, Arizona

Every year, my daughter and I go to the annual Lost Dutchman Invitational swim meet in Chandler, a suburb of the Phoenix, Arizona area. I look forward to this trip as it takes place in old town Chandler, a quaint little town with lots of charm and yummy food. We never need a car as…

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,…