Title: Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

Story: In 2012, my mother, sister, nephew and I took a trip to San Francisco for my mother’s birthday.  It was just pure luck that while we were there, it was the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  On the anniversary, San Francisco put on a major show with music and fireworks. From our […]

Title: Sunrise in Barletta

Story: While in Barletta, my hotel was right across the street from the beach. One morning, really early, my friend and I got up and went to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was absolutely breathtaking.

Title: Ancient Pathways

Story: This day was the perfect day to explore the area near the Colosseum, the Forum and Palantine Hill. The blue sky with fluffy white clouds and the beautiful green of the tree tops made this walk breathtaking. History was unfolded and display right on front of my eyes. I loved it here.

2015 Year in Review

As I reflect on how my life has changed in the past year, I’ve come to realize that 2015 was a year of adventure, cooking, traveling, eating delicious meals and trying new things.  After 2014, a year where I focused on cleaning up my finances by paying off all my credit card debt, I realized […]

Italy: A Dream Come True

Italy has been a dream trip for me since I first learned about Pompeii in grade school. I honestly didn’t think that I would ever be able to afford a trip there. Then, one of my aunts introduced me to this tour company, Go Ahead Tours. This tour company allows you to sign up for […]

Hidden Treasure: Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard, nestled on the waterfront between the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges, is one of the most interesting places to visit in New York. It is also one of the best “hidden treasures.” A few weeks ago, I was invited by a lovely friend and photographer to join a small group of fellow […]

Mmm, Yummy Coconut Cupcake

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was spend time in the kitchen with my mom when she was baking a cake. I loved licking the bowl clean after she finished.  Although she used a family recipe, which was a jazzed up version of boxed cake mix with canned […]

2014: A Beginning

For many years, I compulsively posted food photos to Facebook and Instagram. Many of friends, near and dear, suggested that I create a blog based on my love of photographing the food I consumed. I would smile and laugh it off because I didn’t believe that I have anything to add to the collective voice […]

The Wrap’s The Thing

This year, my holiday season began with a Hanukah/Christmas gift wrapping project. I was hired by a lovely couple to wrap gifts for their beautiful daughter and their extended family. For this project, the supplies (paper, ribbon, and tape) were provided by the couple. Tips for wrapping gifts: Measure twice and cut once. If you’re […]

Sweet Bite: So Pretty and So Tasty

The route to yummy usually begins in one of two ways: either by sight or by smell. In some cases, both sight and smell play a role in the journey to yummy-ville. Lately, I’ve been thinking about packaging and how it can increase the delightful reception of baked goods. Recently I made chocolate chip brownies […]