Category Archives: My Adventures

A Pasadena Showcase House of Design Adventure

A Pasadena Showcase House of Design Adventure

 

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This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share my enthusiasm for architecture and design as well as promoting a worthy fundraising event. This is a HUGE experience in my town of Pasadena, CA.

Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2017 – This year’s Tudor estate looks especially over the top fantastic.

In the article Behind the Scenes: The making of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design written by Bonnie McCarthy of the Los Angeles Times, she offers a detailed behind the scenes peek inside the project. She shares that it is “recognized as one of the oldest and most successful not-for-profit showcase houses in the country and the showcase will see more than 35,000 visitors. It’s a chance for the public to see what’s on the style radar in the months to come and meet and speak with the designers about their work.”

For many years Mom and I would make the drive from Orange County (about 60 miles) to visit the next masterpiece. Ironically, this year’s design house is literally in my neighborhood! I live on one of the “smaller house” tree-lined streets nearby. :-)

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What Really Happens at a Travel Blogging Conference? A Lot!

What Really Happens at a Travel Blogging Conference? A Lot!

I have just returned from Milwaukee, Wisconsin from the Women in Travel Summit 2017 (#WITS17), a fantastic travel blogging conference. What exactly happens at a travel blogging conference? Lots of really cool stuff. We are given the opportunity to visit unique museums, walk though historic neighborhoods, admire grand architecture and feast in traditional restaurants that are found throughout the… Continue Reading

So Many Great Restaurants in Washington D.C. – Not Enough Time!

So Many Great Restaurants in Washington D.C. – Not Enough Time!

Just several of the many great restaurants in Washington D.C. When the list of great restaurants in Washington D.C. contains at least one hundred possibilities, how do you choose? I know…first world problems, but seriously it wasn’t easy! I scoured DC Eater, Washington D.C. and the detailed list that my traveling-foodie-friend Angela gave me and… Continue Reading

A Sensational Spring Flower Display in Seattle

A Sensational Spring Flower Display in Seattle

The rain showers of the Pacific Northwest bring a spectacular spring flower display ~ If you were asked to describe where you would find the best spring flower display, does Seattle come to mind first? It is doubtful. The Pacific Northwest owns the quintessential bad weather rap for constantly raining with never ending gloomy skies. However, that is just… Continue Reading

An Empty Nester Foodie Lunch Adventure at Kismet in Silver Lake

An Empty Nester Foodie Lunch Adventure at Kismet in Silver Lake

It’s Kismet! Just down the road from the Griffith Park Observatory is a cute little shop with delicious Mediterranean food created by two clever chefs, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson. I was familiar with Kismet only from reading popular food and wine magazines, as well as a recent glowing review by the Pulitzer Prize winning, food critic,… Continue Reading

A Sunny Spring Weekend in Scottsdale

A Sunny Spring Weekend in Scottsdale

Our busy empty nester weekend in Scottsdale ~ What kind of ingredients do we need to enjoy the perfect weekend in Scottsdale? For this discerning empty nester couple, our list includes, fabulous accommodations, delicious food, fun activities, pleasant weather, beautiful scenery, a cultural excursion, spring baseball and best of all, simple relaxation. Yes please to the entire list! Craig… Continue Reading