Often neglected by its artsy sister, San Francisco, you may be surprised to know that San Jose actually has a bigger population than the Golden Gate City. And although it may not have the underground arts culture that San Francisco has, there are a lot of fun and interesting things to do in San Jose […]


This week has gone by in a blur, most likely because I was home and visiting family, something I no longer take for granted after being abroad for two years. I had a lot of mother-daughter hang outs this week, and it made me realize how lucky I am to have such a caring and […]


As we hit the switch, the lights flooded the plush room and my sister and I let out a little gasp of glee. It was as if we had just stepped into Spain, everything from the furnishings to the view of the rolling hills in the distance made me want to relax in luxury. The wide […]


Before I moved to the city, I mainly pictured Portland as an outdoorsy hipster-capital that was all about unique fashion and the 90’s. It still definitely adheres to those things, but what I wasn’t expecting was the amount of crime found around the city, the abundance of teenage “gangsters”, and the underground culture that still exists from […]


There were so many good memories to look back on this week! After coming home to Portland from the Oregon Country Fair, my boyfriend and I had a marvelous reunion and date night on Monday, drinking sours at Cascade Brewery, trying Blue Star Donuts in Hawthorne (finally!) and seeing the new Minions movie at the historic Baghdad […]


This week was the perfect balance of work and play, maybe I’m starting to get the hang of this…   Last time I left off, I was talking about Sunday fun day with BrewCycle for Kendall’s birthday. If you read my last post you’ll know that we had a blast hanging out around Portland and […]


I first came across BrewCycle when I was in Sacramento, California. Kendall and I were heading to Rubicon Brewing when 10 people on a bike passed by shouting and cheering as they made their way down the street at snail speed. When I found out that it wasn’t just a Sacramento tour but actually a worldwide phenomenon, […]


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