• Style
  • Loungewear

    Is anyone else completely loving the whole loungewear as daywear trend right now?  For me, someone who would happily always be in either loungewear or jammies, this new trend is pretty much the greatest thing that has happened since…well…ever.  I’m all about comfort, but it often used to be a choice between comfort or style.  […]

  • Recipes
  • The Best Truffle Pizza

    A few weeks ago we visited one of our favorite Italian restaurants in San Diego, Cucina Urbana.  And to be honest, we pretty much knew in advance that we would order the same things that we always do.  But…to our surprise, the menu had changed a little bit.  It felt like it had been years […]

  • Recipes
  • Panzanella di Fiorella

    Remember when I got to call Tuscany home last Spring? (Sigh)  First of all, just saying that gives me serious urges to go back…but, the point is, while I was traveling and studying (and eating), I made a point to write down all of the recipes that I loved, or at least notate a guestimate […]

  • San Diego
  • the Flower Fields

    If you live in the San Diego area, then you definitely know what I am talking about when I say that this year feels like a record breaking year in terms of wildflowers and greenery.  San Diego has absolutely exploded with color these past few weeks, and I am loving it! Remember all of the […]

  • Life
  • March Roundup

    I’m starting another new series on the blog here today, a sort of monthly recap picked from my favorite Instagram moments.   This is going to be a great way for me to look back on my month and share with you all of my highlights. I’m sure that some months my top moments will be […]

  • 101 in 1001
  • 6 Month Check

    I am 6 months into my 101 in 1001, and I am a mixture of, “it has only been 6 months?” and “it has already been 6 months?!?”  Since my last check in (at month four), I’ve added 5 more goals to the completed list and have stayed steady at 13 for my goals in […]

  • Dining Out
  • El Pescador

    I don’t think that we are alone on this – whenever we have out of town guests visiting, we basically have a go-to list of things to do and places to eat; pretty much the “don’t miss” spots in San Diego.  And as far as food goes, we always make sure to make time for […]

  • Life
  • Celebrating 70

    Last week we had the joy of throwing a surprise 70th birthday party for my father-in-law.  Yes, it was a month early, but since my in-laws are out in San Diego right now, we really wanted to get the chance to celebrate together. As some of you know, my father-in-law is from Sicily, so when […]

  • San Diego
  • Butterfly Jungle

    Last Friday I had the oh-so-joyful experience of getting to preview the Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  The hubs and I had gone once before a few years back, and have always talked about wanting to go back.  I had remembered it being a magical experience, and truthfully, it was even […]

  • San Diego
  • Rainy Day Fun

    I can’t hardly believe that I am writing this post, but here I am.  It’s raining, and you know what, it’s been raining a lot in San Diego lately.  So much so, that I have been asked frequently, “what do you do in San Diego when it’s raining?” Well, a lot of the time my […]