Lemon Lavender Tart

Lavender-Lemon Tart w/ Blackberries

Lavender-Lemon Tart with Blackberries The affair started one sunburnt afternoon on Maui, where the only aloe on hand came from the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm. Once I had lathered it all over my formerly pasty skin, now lobster… Read More

Tule Elk

Marin Hikes: Point Tomales Trail

Point Tomales Trail (Pt. Reyes Nat’l Seashore)   Pt. Reyes National Seashore was a staple item in my childhood, it was the base of many Boy Scout adventures, school field trips, and kayaking trips. Upon a recent trip… Read More

Loma Alta in Summer

Marin Hikes: Loma Alta Loop

Loma Alta Loop (Loma Alta Open Space) Where: Plug “Brown Bridge, Fairfax, CA” into your GPS. Or take Sir Francis Drake past and to the west of Fairfax and stop just before the crest of White Hill. Follow… Read More

Ricard and Cardamom Biscotti

Ricard and Cardamom Biscotti

After returning from Europe I brought back several goodies for my family and myself: tea, chocolate, candies, salts, etc. From France I brought back a bottle of Ricard, one of the most refreshing drinks out there. Though anise/fennel… Read More

Lavender Biscotti

Lavender Honey Biscotti

One of my favorite parts about going home to the population 1,400 town I grew up in (besides the peace and quiet), is taking advantage of all the gardening my dad does. After coming back from several weeks… Read More

Day Trip from Paris to Provins

Day Trip from Paris to Provins

Highlights The Ramparts Église Catholique Collégiale St Quiriace Jardins Garnier     At just over an hour outside of Paris, I was surprised to see barely a mention of the small town of Provins (not to be confused… Read More

Hohenzollern Bridge

One Day In Koln (Cologne)

Highlights Kolner Dom and Treasury Roman-Germanic Museum Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge With less than a day to explore Koln I wasted no time in getting out and exploring. First order of business was leaving my suitcase in the very futuristic… Read More

Potsdam University

Berlin Daytrip: Potsdam

I needed to get out of the city. I’m having a great time in Berlin, but sometimes you just need some fresh air. Every person, blog, and guidebook, recommended taking a day trip out to Potsdam; they likened… Read More

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Copyrighting and Aerial Arts

We’ve all seen shows or routines where something just looks… familiar. We see it and say, “Oh, that’s the combination from xyz show,” or “that’s basically what so and so does in her routine.” Where does inspiration stop… Read More

Berserkjahraun

12 Day Iceland Ring Road Trip in April

I decided to go in the shoulder season of April, which weather wise is very different from the high season of mid June/August. There are definitely pros and cons to any time you decide to go to Iceland…. Read More