Christmas Ravioli

Each year before Christmas my family gathers to create our family recipe of ravioli.  The recipe has been past down through the generations on my mother's maternal side of the family.  My grandmother Lucille taught us how to make ravioli many years ago.  She pasted away along time ago but she is … [Read more...]

3 Years Blogging!

Each New Year I ponder, "what lies ahead for me?  What unexpected and exciting places and adventures will this year bring?"  Life should be filled with excitement and adventure - just the way I like it!  2015 was no different.  Although 2015 was also greatly colored by my son's life - he selected … [Read more...]

Snow Falling On Lake Tahoe

I spent the first week of this new year in Lake Tahoe - a place I love to visit during all the seasons of the year.  I always enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer on each of the four seasons.  Winter brings snow, which for me means skiing, snow shoeing, and warm crackling fires.  But regardless … [Read more...]

High Tea in San Francisco

Recently my friend and I enjoyed a fun filled day of Christmas cheer in San Francisco.  Shopping, dining, cocktails, and Christmas splendor are the course of the day!  This year we decided to try something new - High Tea at the Rotunda Restaurant at Neiman Marcus on Union Square.  As soon as you … [Read more...]

Two Years And Counting!

February is my blog’s anniversary month!  Blogging has been a super fun project that I have grown from immensely.   Blogging has given me a great venue to showcase my photography, expand my portfolio, stretch my photographic abilities, and hone my writing skills, as well as meet amazing people, and … [Read more...]

Stumpy’s Burgers & Dogs

Who doesn’t like a good burger?!  I mean a really good burger.  I bet if I asked just about anyone, a burger would be one of their top five favorite foods! … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

I had the good fortune to photograph the feature article for the December 2014/January 2015 issue of South Bay Accent Magazine!  The feature article is on high-end craft cocktails at very cool local bars.  I had a great time during the four-day photo shoot at ten bars!  As you all know, people who … [Read more...]

Chocolate Lovers Delight!

In 2013, I had the good fortune to taste an extraordinary piece of dark chocolate.  The flavor was unique-unlike I had experienced before.  It was rich and complex, with a depth of flavor that I had not tasted before.  I was given this chocolate as a pairing to an extraordinary cup of coffee at … [Read more...]

Orange California

My son is now 17 years old and he will go to college in a year and a half.  Where has the time gone?!  My young son is growing into a young man right before my eyes.  We recently visited Southern California to look at four prospective colleges. He and I had a great trip; wonderful “mother and son” … [Read more...]

Truckee California

On my recent February ski trip to Lake Tahoe, my friends and I made a stop in Truckee.  Truckee is located right off Interstate 80 (aka California 89) on the east side of Donner Pass in the Sierras.  Truckee is about 45 minutes west of Reno, Nevada. … [Read more...]