Monday, July 30, 2012


Yesterday was our last day in Napa, we had some truly amazing breakfast at hotel Yountville and dessert wine at a organic winery before heading home, and it pretty much made our day. I was ready to go home though, I couldn't wait to see my doggies, I had missed them so much while away!


I got this cute bag while in Napa but last minute I decided to give it to my mom:)


This past week I stayed at a modest but very comfortable hotel, did a lot of reading, went out to try a few restaurants and walked around. There's something about being in a different place that fills me. Seeing new landscape, new people, new air, every aspect of it made my life experience richer and fuller. I guess this is why people say traveling is addictive. I left with a beautiful impression of Napa Valley, I will certainly be going back again!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


My husband flew out to meet me in Napa Valley over the weekend. Today we had a day of wine tasting and shopping together. I didn't do so much walking around on my own, so it was nice to get a good look around town while we were both here. It's very difficult not to relax in Napa Valley, with wine drinking starting at 9 am and all... Has anyone else notice that everything just seem to grow so well in Napa? I am not talking about the grapes, but the beautifully designed landscape of some restaurants and wineries that we visited, the red apples, vegetable gardens,  herb gardens, and roses all made me green with envy.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I don't know how to swim, why? I have no idea, but I'm making it as one of my summer resolutions, the other one is learning to ride a bike:)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

These orange colored cherries are so delicious, I've been eating a lot of them lately.

I love these wall sconces from School House Electric. I've been thinking about replacing my IKEA lights above the fire mantle, these would be interesting replacements!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


This little leather drawstring bag is very small but perfect for going out to the movies with a couple credit cards, phone, key, and some loose cash. Now I hope they will make one in white...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I love Heath ceramics. I drove by the Los Angeles store so many times in the past but never bothered to go inside. During my recent San Francisco trip I happened to walk into one of theirs and I was instantly won over! Maybe this time I will finally get myself into the L.A. store for a little treat:)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

About Uggie... I was on a trip to San Francisco for a few days, since I could only find a place for two dogs, I arranged doggy boarding hotel for Uggie. It was no easy task. I went to the facility once I found a good place to check it out. They needed all kinds of up to date paper work, it took me a few days to get it ready for him running back and forth to the vet. Once I had the paperwork I had to take him for a trial period to make sure he did ok with the other dogs and he knew what was going on. After the trial period he was ready to board.

I prepared food for him the morning he went to the doggy hotel and left feeding instructions for the workers there, but still I was pretty worried when I left him. This afternoon I finally got him back from the doggy boarding facility. He seemed very tired and mellow today.  I hope he knew this whole time that he was only there for a few days and I didn't just leave him there forever. Wouldn't it be great if you could communicate to pets like that?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Here's my nerdy talk of the day: sometimes I think being near sighted is a blessing because picking out cool glasses frame is so exciting! Love my new glasses from Paul Smith!

Monday, July 2, 2012


These Oliver Peoples sun glasses were gifts from my husband, I absolutely love them!

Well, it certainly has been a while since I checked in here, but today feels like the right time to pick it up again!  Mostly I...