Author: Tiffany

Rainy Day Anniversary Shoot

[Photo Credit] 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 way. What better way to document our first year together than to spend the day in the first place we bought together [which just happened to close perfectly on our one-year anniversary!], and doing what we most love to do together? In truth, we are not really outdoor people. We prefer to spend our time in the intimacy of our own home, sipping our teas, and reading books to each other. At a time when the noise around us seems to be increasing out of control, the beauty of simplicity takes on an even deeper value.

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 course, coffee.

[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, a hiding place under the wall of rifles. Almost anywhere you turn, some interesting treasure waits to be discovered.