• Life
  • On My Night Table

    As I’ve mentioned before (here and here), I am a several books at the same time kind of girl.  It’s not so much that I get bored with reading one book, but it’s the idea that I have different options that I love.  The norm for me is typically 2-3 very different books going at […]

  • Home
  • Transitioning

    Remember my big home/decor inspiration post at the start of the New Year?  Yep, I have been majorly overhauling our apartment since then.  And although I sometimes feel like, “when the heck is it going to be finished?”, the hubby has also been gently reminding me that we’ve actually gotten a lot done in just […]

  • Dining Out
  • Bencotto

    Ah, Bencotto (sigh).  I write this review with a bit of a heavy heart.  Bencotto was truly one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego for most of while we have lived here.  For years you could find us sharing an outdoor table overlooking the bay on a late Saturday afternoon, enjoying a glass of […]

  • In the Kitchen with Katie
  • Cacio e Pepe

    Boy have I got another easy, delicious weeknight dinner for you.  Just like Aglio Olio, this cheesy, peppery pasta dish will come together in a flash (or as quick as it takes you to boil your pasta).  If you like black pepper (I’m not even going to make sure that you like cheese, as I […]

  • Dining Out
  • Amaya

    It had been a few years since we had last dined at Amaya at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, but the memories we had of our last experience left us feeling very excited for a return visit.  We had visions of a lush hotel oozing with warm marble tones and sparkly chandeliers at every turn; […]

  • San Diego
  • K1 Speed

    Having grown up in a family with a deep love for go-karting, you can imagine my excitement when I heard that there was an indoor go-kart track just down the street from where we live.  I think my reaction was something like, “what?!?  when did they open?!?  how did I not know about it!?!?”  Yes, […]

  • In the Kitchen with Katie
  • Aglio, Oglio e Peperoncino

    It’s time for pasta, and boy have I got a recipe for you!  It’s a super simple, super quick dinner for 2 that will keep you coming back time after time.  It’s spicy, garlicky, creamy, and savory…it’s simply perfection.  So pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper, and get ready, because this one […]

  • Beauty
  • Beauty on a Budget

    Who doesn’t love getting new beauty products?  But let’s be real, trying out new products can also get a bit out of control.  Walking through Sephora often feels like a beauty landmine, especially by the time I make it to the checkout line where I am tempted with all of the cute little minis and […]

  • 101 in 1001
  • 4 Months

    So I am roughly 4 months into my fantastical mini life goal list (you know, my 101 in 1001), and things are actually going really really well.  When I have come back to review my list lately, I have actually been surprised at how quickly things are going.  I couldn’t have imagined checking so many […]

  • Life
  • Be Mine

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to make sure that ya’ll are all set up with the perfect plan for a romantic night in with your sweetie.   A night in?  On Valentine’s Day?  Now, that may sound non-traditional to you, but trust me.  Follow my Valentine’s Day recipe, and your night […]