Kauai Part II

After an amazing (but strenuous) four days on the Kalalau trail, I spent the second half of my vacation at the wonderful Grand Hyatt resort in Poipu. I’m a points junkie and saved up to spend four nights in this luxurious beachfront hotel. We were lucky enough to score an upgraded room with a partial … Continue reading Kauai Part II

Oxbow Public Market – Napa

This summer, I was fortunate enough to have a client event at the Oxbow Public Market, so of course - I immediately volunteered to attend. Lowepro was celebrating their 50th anniversary, so in order to mark the occasion, they hired professional photographers around the globe to lead informative walks in stunning locations, giving participants tips … Continue reading Oxbow Public Market – Napa

Dining Decadence – Plumed Horse

I recently experienced the most exquisite meal at a restaurant I’ve long dreamed of visiting - the Plumed Horse. My lovely friend Marjorie organized this intimate gathering to celebrate her birthday and savor nine delectable courses in this venerable and renowned Saratoga restaurant. The glorious wine room. Photo credit: Lisette The restaurant lies along the … Continue reading Dining Decadence – Plumed Horse

San Pedro Square Market

I think it’s safe to say that San Pedro Square Market has turned the tide in downtown San Jose. This casual-yet-upscale style food court, live music venue and bar is an extremely popular spot among locals, neighbors and tourists. One of the things I love best about this market is that it’s a great spot … Continue reading San Pedro Square Market

Social Policy

This morning, when I realized my 7:30 a.m. meeting had been cancelled, I seized the opportunity to grab some excellent coffee before starting the day at my normal time (8:00 a.m.). I ventured out on Paseo de San Antonio to Social Policy, a lovely little coffee shop in the old Blackbird Tavern. Social Policy is … Continue reading Social Policy