Post-Valentine’s Date at Nikkei Restaurant in Podium and Koomi

Love is in the air, but so is Covid! Hence, Mike and I decided that we would avoid the crowds and celebrate AFTER February 14 instead. We went out THREE DAYS AFTER Valentine’s Day — on a WEEKDAY — and it turned out to be a smart (and safe!) move. We had our post-Valentine’s lunch …

Balancing Work, Kids, and Life at Home

It’s crazy how one single unexpected event can totally turn your life around, isn’t it? Before Covid-19 happened, my husband Mike, our 2-year old daughter Andi, and I would often go out and do fun things as a family such as traveling, having relaxing staycations, and even simple things like eating out or strolling around …

2018: A Year Well-Lived

How do I top the awesomeness of last year? It’s a yearly dilemma every time I write my annual year-ender blog posts. This is especially true for this year. I mean, 2017 was pretty remarkable! It was the year I became a legit food writer, got featured in Bride and Breakfast (twice!) and MoneySense Magazine, …

Family, Friends, and Food: All I Could Ever Ask For at 34 (Birthday Post)

So I just turned 34. No big deal, except that this is my first birthday as a mom! That’s what made it extra special! I didn’t have any grand plans for my birthday. No travels, no staycations, no parties. I preferred not to spend so much because I would rather spend money on my baby. …

2nd Wedding Anniversary Dinner at Galileo Enoteca

My marriage with Mike just turned two years old! Yay! We survived two years together without killing each other! Two years may not seem like a long time compared to those who have been married for 10, 20, 30 years, or more, but it’s still worth celebrating, especially when you’re happily married AND expecting a …

Baby Shower #2: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Our Fluffy Space Princess is so blessed to have not just one but TWO baby showers! Actually, that’s two baby showers and one celebratory dinner with Mike’s family, all to commemorate the coming of this little lady who’s already so special even if she hasn’t even come out yet! My sister Alexa threw us a …

Treat Your Suppliers With Respect! (My Experience with a Rude Client)

RESPECT BEGETS RESPECT. The point of this post is not meant to defame or retaliate. I’m sharing a disappointing experience as a way of reminding suppliers that if a client treats you in a condescending or discourteous way, you don’t need to take it sitting down. In fact, you shouldn’t. WARNING: LONG POST BUT WORTH …

Birthday Post: 33 And Better

My aunt asked me a few days before my birthday, “How old will you be this year?” Without flinching, I proudly said “Thirty three!” My cousin-in-law laughed and said, “You’re too honest! You should have said twenty seven!” (I could have said 8.25, actually. The advantages of being a leap year baby!) I was getting …

My One Word for 2017: Essential

Most people finish writing their New Year’s Resolutions even BEFORE the New Year arrives, but me? I’m a little behind on that. But what I DID figure out early on was my ONE WORD. Sometimes, resolutions fail because there are just too many of them. We write a long list of “promises” to ourselves, only …

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