San Francisco Trip

As mentioned in my previous post on traveling with an infant, our little family took our first major trip earlier this month. We chose San Francisco, a city I have visited before but that my husband had not been to yet. We were entertaining a few options (Hawaii, the Turks and Caicos — where we…

Traveling With an Infant

This past week we took our first cross-country trip with our baby who will be 8 months old tomorrow! It was her first plane ride. Prior to this trip, the longest she had travelled was about 3-4 hours by car. Overall it was a good experience, and we made some great memories. A lot of the smoothness…

Fruit & Nut Overnight Oats

During our honeymoon in Thailand, we enjoyed a daily complimentary breakfast that was unlike any other continental breakfast I’ve ever had. Each morning there was a wide variety of breads, cured meats, pureed jams, fruits, and freshly squeezed juices to choose from. It was a challenge not to eat a bit of everything (which we…

Love & New Orleans

I’m finally getting to the pictures I snapped two weekends ago when we took a small family trip to New Orleans. My brother-in-law was visiting from England, so it was a first for him as well as for my parents-in-law! Last Mardi Gras season I was on the verge of utter despair at seeing everyone’s…

Weekend in San Diego

I have only been to California once before (to San Francisco, just after I took Step 1 of the boards in medical school), and I fell in love with it then. I traveled the city alone for the most part, as the friend I was planning to visit ended up moving back to Pennsylvania just…

Charlotte’s Tour de Food

This past weekend, we had my husband’s cousins visiting and were lucky to stumble across a food tour that is hosted every few weeks in Charlotte. Perusing the website, it seemed to offer something for every kind of taste, and there are several different options for various neighborhoods in the city. I was initially leaning…

July 4th Weekend in Newport, RI

This post is a bit delayed as I went straight back to work after theΒ holiday weekend. The 4th of JulyΒ is one of my favorite holidays because it combines some of my favorite things: summer, barbecues, great food, outdoor parties, and fireworks! We normally go to a friend’s home or would host at our house in…

Jazz Fest: This is My Heaven

Oh, New Orleans! This is our first visit back since moving away last June. I have loved vicariously through friends’ photos, group texts, and stories about their experiences at the many festivals since then. Mardi Grad was especially hard to miss since it had been a cornerstone of my memories for the past three years….

Spain: Maybe It Was “La Crisis”

Earlier this month, my husband and I vacationed in Spain. I had wanted to go for a while now (well, I’ve been wanting to visit a Spanish-speaking country for a while since I felt fairly comfortable using the Spanish I learned in school). I even brushed up on grammar and vocabulary by listening to these…

Bourdain, Bites, and the City of Brotherly Love

Several posts ago, I alluded to the portion of our vacation spent at home in Philadelphia. Our trip to Thailand was flanked on either end by several days in Philly, and we took the opportunity to visit some old favorites as well as venture out to try completely new restaurants. Not having lived there in…

It’s a Wonderful World

Iguazu Falls, Argentina. Photographer: Francesco Filippo Pellegrini The news always highlights the horrific happenings in the world today. These are stories we need to hear about and try to understand, but the sadness and seeming lack of plausible solutions are often difficult to digest. We rarely hear of a good deed, positive influence, joyful occurrence,…

Happy Chocolate City

My last post about my favorite NOLA ice cream shop mentioned some delicious flavors. This post is dedicated to some beautiful art currently displayed there. The past few times I have visited The Creole Creamery, I noticed a strikingly beautiful painting of the city’s map. Known as the Crescent City for its obvious croissant-like shape,…