Category Archives: Stops

The Palace of Fine Arts

I live ten blocks away from here, The Palace of Fine Arts, a monumental structure built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. That event was essentially a world’s fair held in San Francisco to celebrate … Read More

Modica on Union Street

Some people (women) spend spend oodles of time shopping for clothes. I’m not one of them. But when I do go shopping, I log time in home decor shops that offer unique, local items with … Read More

Maui’s Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

B and I went to Maui to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We ping ponged all over the island from Wailea to Kapalua. One of the places we stayed was here at the Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua. … Read More

The Dipsea 2011

B and I went to the start of The Dipsea, a race held every year in Mill Valley, California. If you’re not familiar with The Dipsea, it’s the oldest cross-country trail event and one of … Read More

A Giant Evening

We went to AT&T Park last night to watch the Giants play. They were up against the Nationals, the DC-based team that wasn’t around when I lived there. We were treated to the game by … Read More

The Sonoma Mission Inn

This is the Sonoma Mission Inn, affectionately known in my home as the SMI. It’s a resort owned by the Fairmont. It’s northeast of San Francisco about a 50-minute drive. They have a fabulous spa … Read More

Hello Yoda

Say hi to Yoda, the George Lucas created character in Star Wars. He sits on top of a foundation in front of the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco’s Presidio, and it’s here you … Read More

A Day in West Marin

Today B and I drove to West Marin, an area northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge. We were headed to Pt. Reyes’ Open Art Studios, an all-day event where artists open their homes or their … Read More

The Ft. Mason Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday between 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m San Francisco’s Ft. Mason holds a farmer’s market, and it’s quite a good one. It’s relatively small, but the quality of the offerings is great. From produce you can … Read More

Yes, Please

I lived in Paris during my junior year in college, and though I left Paris thinking I’d never have food that tasted as good, I’ve found many an outlet, especially here in San Francisco. And … Read More