Sedona has been on my list of places to go for some time. So when planning our last trip before the baby comes (a.k.a. babymoon) we decided to go for it. Most people plan babymoons in relaxing, tropical locations. I, on the other hand, can never sit still for too long. Spending all day on the beach didn’t sound adventurous enough for me. Even though we weren’t able to do the more challenging hikes, Sedona and Page offer shorter excursions with beautiful views.
This is not your typical Vietnamese restaurant. Located in San Jose’s Vietnam Town, Pho Ha Noi is discreetly tucked away in the back corner of the plaza, but should not be overlooked. The restaurant is bright, clean, and airy with a gorgeous painted mural that graces the back wall. The ambience invites you to take your time, enjoy your meal and stay awhile. They even have a happy hour (Monday – Thursday, 5pm-11pm) and an excellent wine list curated by Vintage Wine Bar and Wine Merchants on Santana Row.
Can you believe October is already here? Harvest season means pumpkin patches, corn mazes and all around fun! To get in to the harvest spirit we’ve rounded up a list of great Bay Area pumpkin patches, apple farms and more by region. Know of any more that we must add to our list? Feel free to comment below and we will check it out.
We recently had the pleasure of visiting the seaside town of Goleta. It’s an easy drive from the Bay Area, perfect for a weekend getaway. Located minutes from Santa Barbara, it has it has a charm and laid back vibe all it’s own. Goleta is famous for it’s lemon orchards and roots in the agriculture…
For an easy, adventurous and outdoorsy international jaunt, consider a plane ticket to Calgary. Calgary is the gateway to Banff and Jasper: two of Canada’s most awe-inspiring National Parks. From SFO you can hop on a non-stop flight to Calgary, which is surprisingly only 2 hours and 45 minutes away! Enjoy a night or two in the city then get the show on the road and see some of the most beautiful natural sights you’ve ever laid eyes on.
When it heats up in the Bay, we all need a cool escape. Seattle is an easy and inexpensive destination from San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland airports. In just two hours you can find yourself in the refreshing Pacific Northwest.
We had the chance to spend a few days Palm Springs and got the opportunity to really explore and discover this vibrant and unique city. Located in the middle of a dessert valley area, the temperatures can soar to the 90s and 100s during the day(higher in the summer) and cool down for a chilly night once the sun sets. Palm Springs is popular for their unique architecture and vibes that can’t be found anywhere else. Pair that with great food choices and lots of fun activities to do and you’ll find yourself coming back for more. Read below for some of the places we checked out this time around!
Like you, we care about what we put on our skin, so we were thrilled to learn about these local beauty products that use quality ingredients. From makeup to skincare and hair care, here are 6 amazing, local brands that we can definitely get behind. We’ve tried them all out and are in love
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Why not plan a special day or activity to celebrate with the woman who raised you? We’ve come up with some different ideas for all types of mothers: crafty moms, foodie moms, and even adventure moms! While Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14th this year, these activities could be enjoyed year round. Better get to planning…
This year we are lucky that the rains brought a spectacular showing of blooms to California. Southern California’s deserts blossomed and just last week the Super Bloom migrated north and graced Carrizo Plain National Monument with a wild array of flowers. Typically wildflowers can be found in this region from late March to mid April. The blooms are currently at their peak, so we decided to waste no time and headed down south.
One of the world’s most beautiful National Parks is located right in our backyard! More than 5 million people visit Yosemite each year, the majority of them spending all of their time in Yosemite Valley. The valley is a spectacular sight to see, but the park as a whole is 1,189 square miles! There is so much to explore and discover year round. We want to share with you some of our favorite Yosemite spots and hope to continually add to this list as we check more off our Yosemite bucket list!
There is something about a stay at The Ritz Carlton that is always a bit magical. Add a coating of snow and a cozy fireplace and you’ll never want to leave. Their Lake Tahoe location is truly a vacation destination in itself. Perched upon a ski hill there are plenty of experiences right at your doorstep. Adventure and luxury are two of our favorite things. They don’t always mix, but The Ritz somehow always delivers.