When I was scrolling through my photos from my trip to San Francisco in 2009 recently, I saw my photos of all the seals at Pier 39 and thought, “AWWWW. SO CUTE.” And then my mind switched to, “But why are they all there?” There is a high probability that everyone on the planet who knows of these adorable mammals already knows the answer to … Continue reading The Sea Lions at Pier 39 (San Francisco, CA)
I’ve had a coffee shop on my YELP bookmarks for forever and this weekend I finally wandered by it. Laughing Man Coffee is located at 184 Duane Street in Tribeca in downtown Manhattan and I called it “Wolverine’s Coffee Shop” because it’s a little known fact that Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, owns the spot. There’s a fake green lawn outside the cafe with lots of … Continue reading Wolverine’s Coffee Shop (New York, NY)
I was ready to write all about the cool shit I’ve found while wandering up and down Riverside Drive, but I wasn’t feeling entirely inspired. My neck is sore and it’s been a rough week. I’ll shut up about it soon enough but it’s still got me stressing out when I think about it too much. But then I received another email about the annual … Continue reading Replacing One Wanderlust with Another
Sometimes shit happens and trips have to be canceled. I live in New York City where real estate is a bitch. Back in April, I began the process of selling my apartment and buying a different apartment in my building. All was smooth sailing (as much as it can be when dealing with these kinds of things) until we hit a bump in the road … Continue reading Another time, Iceland.
When I was in high school I was obsessed with the musical HAIR. HAIR is about a group of hippies in New York City in the 1960’s during the surge of anti-Vietnam War protests. It was insanely popular when it was on Broadway in 1970 and it’s still popular today. Three thousand miles from New York City, the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood is credited with being the birthplace … Continue reading A Stroll Down Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco, CA)
How can I write about going to Portland, Oregon and not mention Voodoo Doughnuts? I can’t, so that’s why I absolutely must (no, it’s a law, I swear, just believe me!). This was a place that’s been popular for over a decade and it was the place that everyone was telling me I absolutely must go to, probably they had never heard of anything else … Continue reading #FBF: Get Your Sugar Fix: Voodoo Doughuts (Portland, OR)
A few days after I went to the International Rose Test Garden, my cousin and I went to explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden in the Chinatown area of Portland. It’s four thousand feet – or one full city block – of walled-in Chinese garden. In other words: an oasis in a city when you need to get away from the traffic (and bikes) of … Continue reading Zen in the City: Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland, OR)