to market, to market: scenes from the sf ferry building.

One of my favorite things to do in the entire world is to head to one of our great outdoor markets.  Farmer’s Markets are a commonplace thing in Europe, where the refrigerator units are small, necessitating daily shopping. Here in San Francisco, we have a plethora of supermarkets that stock good produce year round so the […]

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a day at domaine carneros.

Domaine Carneros exterior I’ve been trying to convince Jules to move us to France.  Aside from the many obvious reasons – the cheese, the wine, and also,hello, it’s FRANCE, I think I would like to experience living abroad at least once in my life and perhaps one day return to the US a much more […]

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moody san francisco

Oh San Francisco, how I adore/despise your moody, unpredictable weather.  I never know how to dress on days like these…the sun is deceptively chilly, and the gray skies are too warm for sweaters and coats.  Is it crazy that I am looking forward to a temperature drop?

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santa cruzin’, part deux.

La Selva Beach! I have decided that one of my favorite places on the planet is Santa Cruz.  Not just the boardwalk area (which I love during the summery months), but every part of Santa Cruz County, including the winding back roads and mountainous terrain.  Why?  Because it’s just freaking BEAUTIFUL.  Note:  I have never […]

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california dreamin’ in santa cruz

After months of patiently biding my time while the BF worked on his weekend project with the guys (which finally ended first weekend of August), I practically begged Jules for an out-of-town day trip for just the two of us.  He required little to no convincing and we ended up having a fantastically wonderful day […]

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spring in the valley!

Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville While my sister was visiting me from Honolulu, we spent a day up in Napa and went wine tasting drinking.  One of the places I like taking people is the Robert Mondavi Estate, mostly because the property is just gorgeous and expansive and well maintained (despite the fact that Mondavi is a […]

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bay area farmer’s markets: sf ferry building

    Ferry Building Marketplace One Ferry Building San Francisco, California 94111 (415) 693-0996 Farmers Market is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to be able to wake up at 7:30am on a Saturday, grab my canvas shopping bag (and/or my French shopping basket), and drive down to the […]

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chez les biquettes: a trip to harley farms

I didn’t realize I was such an animal person until my friend planned a trip to Harley Farms in Pescadero. Every February or so, the female goats on the farm are just about ready to give birth and you can go and visit them. For $20, you can even take a guided tour of the […]

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