home decor ATB art
Art, design

Original Art for Your Home

In January, I made a resolution to take my art more seriously. I began by setting up shop on Society6, where you can buy original prints and home decor and lifestyle products featuring my illustrations. The photos in this post are an example of how to liven up your space with unique, hand-drawn art. At… Continue reading Original Art for Your Home

Brew Shop Arlington VA
Adventure, Food

The Brew Shop, Arlington, Virginia

We got into craft beer when we lived in Vancouver. When we moved to the Courthouse area of Arlington, Virginia after Vancouver, we got to continue our interest at The Brew Shop, a neighborhood store that sells craft beer and beer brewing supplies. This independent shop is locally owned and supports local breweries. We bought… Continue reading The Brew Shop, Arlington, Virginia

Asahi Courthouse Arlington VA

Restaurant Review: Asahi, Courthouse, Arlington

We used to live in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. In recent years, the so-called "Orange Line Corridor" of Arlington has become a hotbed of rentals and real estate, and eateries are now plentiful in the area. For sushi, I recommend Asahi in Courthouse Plaza. I prefer it to Sushi Rock, which gets larger… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Asahi, Courthouse, Arlington


Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella

We picked up a pack of pappardelle, my favorite type of pasta noodle, from an Italian chef called Flavio in Nadi (stay tuned for a post about this colorful character). I was inspired by the pasta dish Flavio made for us when we visited his store for lunch. I riffed on it at home, adding… Continue reading Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella


Burnett’s Cucumber Lime Vodka

I wasn't much of a drinker before--and can't say I imbibe a lot now--but I have come to appreciate good alcohol these last few years. It started when we lived in Vancouver. Breweries are popular in the city, and they opened up a whole new world of craft beer for me. When we moved to… Continue reading Burnett’s Cucumber Lime Vodka