Let’s get healthy

If you have been following our blog for any length of time now, you’ve probably noticed we like to eat, and we like to eat everything.  So while we respect the vegans and health conscious individuals out there, we don’t like putting too many restrictions on ourselves.  With that said, we do want to take care of our bodies and be healthy, soooo we are committing to incorporating more greens and less sugar into our daily diets.   Continue reading

The Souk and The Citizenry

We’ve fallen in love…with an online artisanal home store called, The Citizenry. They believe our homes should be reflections of the journeys we take, and so do we! Country by country, they collaborate with local artisans by blending their modern style with that particular country’s timeworn techniques.  The latest collection just so happens to be inspired by Morocco.  Not only, does this collection have us dreaming about our trip to Morocco back in 2015, but it also adds a few more items to the wishlist to complete the decorating of our new place in Ventura.

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City of Gold to City of Steele

Have any of you ever seen the documentary “City of Gold”? It’s about a food critic, Jonathan Gold, who writes reviews for the LA Times, and who, incidentally, won a Pulitzer in 2007. A freakin Pulitzer. Jealousy aside, the documentary is pretty amazing (and it’s available to stream on Netflix if you’re interested). It chronicles his career, but also a lot of the food that he reviewed here in LA. His focus was on smaller, less well-known restaurants, everything from street carts and food trucks to strip-mall eateries. His focus was on food that was made for a specific neighborhood, by inhabitants of that neighborhood. It was truly just about the food.

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Christmas Shopping in Paris

Shopping in Paris is like shopping in New York.  There is an abundance of beautiful shops and things to buy; definitely a paradise for someone like me, Kristina, who loves shopping. Going during the holidays was magical because I was able to focus on finding gifts for loved ones while enjoying the beautiful shops in each place we visited.  We definitely had to weed through several areas filled with nothing but touristy souvenirs, but we were able to find some special things in these spots……… Continue reading

Serendipity

Adam is a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies, like, a seriously huge fan. I love them too, but I don’t discriminate against the other cookies; I love them all.  However for him, any other cookie is insignificant and not even worth eating – unless desperate, of course.   Keep reading to hear his thoughts on cookies and other things.

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Christmas time in New York

Seeing New York at Christmas was a big bucket list item checked off for me, Kristina, which is why we did it for my birthday this year! And let me just say, it should be on everyone’s bucket list. It was majestic. I definitely want to go again sometime, so hopefully this will be the first of many visits to New York at Christmas time. Do you see the look on my face in this picture, that was the look on my face constantly, a look of wonder and just trying to soak in every second of this magical place.

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