Sunday, August 11, 2013

purchases: new balance classics


I'm not really a sneaker kind of gal, but I'm loving my new kicks from New Balance. So much so, that they might actually inspire me to go running!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

london: dean street townhouse


London, ahhhhh London.  So beautiful, so big, so expensive.  There are a lot of amazing places to stay in London and a lot of them are crazy expensive. You know my favorite, but the Dean Street Townhouse is definitely a contender and it's relatively affordable...

Monday, August 5, 2013

italy: j.k. place, florence



Florence is a stunningly beautiful city, but it is also, during certain parts of the year, a Disney World for culturally-inclined American tourists. They overrun the city's well-known museums and more famous piazze. So, it's really very nice stay at the J.K. Place- it's situated on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, a smaller, less touristy with a lovely garden and picturesque church.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

san francisco: sight glass coffee


After a long, vertical, scary (there are some seriously rough parts of SF) walk we arrived at Sightglass coffee in SoMa. Housed in a soaring, airy space, Sightglass roasts and serves excellent coffee and baked goods...

Monday, June 11, 2012

yountville, ca: bardessono

California wine country is only about an hour away from San Francisco, but of course, with all the wine tasting you'll be doing, you'll want to have a room close by. We stayed at Bardessono, a beautifully landscaped "green" resort in Yountville, a stone's throw from some of the country's best restaurants- French Laundry, Bouchon and Bottega...

Friday, June 8, 2012

purchases: couto pasta dentifrica

Found it!  The best toothpaste in the world.  It's Portuguese, it's perfectly minty without any cloying sweetness and it comes in the most beautiful box and metal tube...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

san francisco: spruce


Spruce is one of San Francisco's most acclaimed restaurants and it's one of the few places in town where you might see a man in a shirt with a collar...

Monday, May 7, 2012

new york city: proline archery lanes

Proline Archery Lanes is located at the very far end of the A train in Queens, making it one of only 2 places to shoot a bow and arrow in New York City.  For $20 you can ready, aim and fire 'til your heart is content in what looks like any middle-American Elk's Lodge.  It's surprisingly easy to become a proficient novice archer and incredibly satisfying to land your first shots.  Within 10 minutes, after a brief lesson from the friendly staff, I was acting out my Katniss Everdeen fantasies, even putting an arrow in bull's eye once or twice.  

If you come on League Night, you'll see what a difference years of practice make- the pros shoot from high-tech bows of the future (think Blade Runner) and produce a tight cluster of arrows every time, at twice the distance the beginners start from.

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