Reading: “The Sunlight Pilgrims” by Jenni Fagan

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

  The year set on The Sunlight Pilgrims was 2020 and the world is about to enter its Second Ice Age. I completed this book in such a timely manner with the Louisiana Flooding going on maybe this could happen after all. It’s hard…

Zion National Park Trip, Kolob Canyons

Zion National Park Kolob Canyons

I’ve been meaning to post these photos of our Zion trip from Memorial Day weekend sooner. It’s been a very busy summer work-wise. With always putting this post off, I had a goal to post the Zion pictures before we leave for Costa…

Reading “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

Raise your hand if you heard of this book because of this NY Times Op-Ed? When I read Lucy’s Op-Ed on losing her husband and his journey to write this book, I cried for a few days and I couldn’t get it off…

Beauty Review: Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Luminous Instant Skin Perfector

Vapour Skin Perfector

I never understood needing a primer because it somehow made my skin drier and duller as the day progresses. I kept hearing about Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Luminous Instant Skin Perfector throughout the organic beauty blogosphere, I couldn’t help but check it out. It…

Weekend Snaps – We got a new puppy!

Pomeranian Koda

It’s been a while since I’ve posted but meet Koda, our newest addition to the family! A couple weeks back, our friend had a baby pomeranian they needed to get rid of because they were moving and their next place wouldn’t allow them to…

Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

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Cherries are in the grocery store this season and I pick up a bag whenever I get the chance! Also when I get the chance, I like to look up a recipe in one of my cookbooks and this time it’s from Mimi Thorisson’s A…

No rice challenge

About a week ago I reviewed my Pure Barre account, I found I was at 75 classes with 25 more classes to go until I get to 100. Instead of my usual monthly self-challenges of reaching to a certain number of classes per month,…

Ube Mamon…and all things Ube

Ube Mamon

What is up with the Ube trend I’m seeing popping around Los Angeles? You’ve got Ube bread pudding, Ube Milkshakes, Ube Flan, Ube upside-down pie in all the trendy neighborhoods (yes, Van Nuys is emerging to becoming those types of neighborhoods). Ube is…

Weekend Snaps – Shaved Ice and Toast

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Friday evening stroll in our Lake Balboa.   We introduced our out-of-town friends that Metro is the way to go to explore Central LA and not deal with the hassle of finding parking and paying for parking. We took them for dinner at…

Reading “Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir” by Eddie Huang

If you’ve seen the TV show, “Fresh Off the Boat” and are about to pick up the book, Fresh Off the Boat, you’ll be in for a real surprise. The portrayal of the TV show is as polar from the memoir as it gets…

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