We visited San Francisco again for a few days on our way to our new home in Fiji (more Fiji news in upcoming posts, of course!). I love San Francisco and wanted to return after our wonderful trip there last September. We stayed for about a week last fall, and when we came back to… Continue reading City Spotlight: San Francisco, Take 2
I have to rave about Bellhop. We found this place while strolling for brunch spots in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. We had spent the previous night in this college town after a Dead & Co. concert in Eugene, Oregon. The meal we had there has been our best restaurant meal in a long time. We ordered… Continue reading Bellhop, Corvallis, Oregon
We were in Philly a few weeks ago for Dead & Co. concerts, and I wanted to go back to Chinatown to get crispy duck. It was a hot and humid day in late spring, and we walked to Chinatown, thinking it would be easy to find a restaurant with ducks hanging from the window.… Continue reading Crispy Duck at Ting Wong, Philadelphia, PA
William Finnegan, a staff writer for The New Yorker, doesn't really need my help in spreading the word about his book "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life," but I'll give him a boost anyway. His memoir won the Pulitzer and is a New York Times bestseller, and it is an excellent read that can be summed… Continue reading Book Review: William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days
The masterful novelist Hilary Mantel's sequel to Wolf Hall.