Planning and Organizing an Upcoming Trip

Tis the season! Are you like the many others who like to travel during this time of year? I know I’m ready for a break! It’s the perfect time to get away, relax for a few days, and prepare for another new year.

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Santa Barbara | California

Here, the fluid fingers of the ocean gently brush against the feet of mountains. Here, two beloved worlds merge into one, and cradle me between their folds. Here, a sigh of relief escapes, as a gentle breath whispers peace into desperate, wanting hearts.

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Rainy Day Anniversary Shoot

On the day of our proposed anniversary photoshoot with the beautiful and talented Felicia Cheng, San Diego decided to pour on the rare showers and confine us indoors. Instead of romping around Sunset Cliffs, as originally planned, we instead had a session in our new house. Looking back, I love that it worked out this…

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Away to the Mountains of Colorado

Colorado has become the place that my heart aches for. Once there, one easily forgets that back home, bills must be paid, duties performed, and chores done. For five glorious days, I left all that behind. We escaped from real life for a brief period, and immersed ourselves in a world of simplicity, mountains, and of…

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[Don’t Recommend] Cafe Bassam

Imagine Indiana Jones designing a coffee shop. The result would be Cafe Bassam: an intimate setting [literally, with tables bunched together so closely that maneuvering through them is a challenge in itself] with random antique clocks, rifles, and other vintage trinkets on the walls. On one side, rows of tea line the window. On the other,…

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Leaving Home and Finding it Again

When Michael and I first got married, I moved into the condo he had been living in for the previous two years. It was a “guy’s apartment,” in every sense of the word. I’ll leave to your colorful imaginations what that might mean.

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So You Think You Want to Own a Bird

Meet Kiwi Chu, the third member of our little family. Hatched on March 20, 2014, and adopted on June 6, 2014. Cute, isn’t she? And so she is..until she attacks your toes..but I’m not here to bemoan Kiwi’s character flaws [..yet].

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