{SF}: Hyatt Centric San Francisco and Where to Go (And Eat) Nearby

I was invited to a media event at the Hyatt Centric to preview their new amenities. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own. When my out-of-town friends ask me in what part of San Francisco they should they look for lodging, I usually like to suggest somewhere near the Embarcadero, […]...

The Art of Afternoon Tea in Hong Kong

Of all the gastronomic delights one can experience around the world, afternoon tea in Hong Kong remains one of the quintessential “must do’s”. That colonial tradition continues to flourish as a beloved afternoon ritual, at the most luxe of hotels to trendy new cafés. Hong Kong has long been a culinary melting pot, taking tastes from around […]...

Happy Year of the Monkey! With Chinese Pineapple Cakes (Feng Li Su)

Happy Chinese New Year! I’ve just returned from Hong Kong, where preparations for the Year of the Monkey were fully underway. I’m sad I couldn’t stay for the actual new year festivities, but I’ve brought back plenty of new year treats, including these traditional Chinese pineapple cakes that are a wonderfully simple baking project as well. […]...

A Trip to Tillamook and Gougères

  Disclosure: I was invited on this trip as a guest of Tillamook. All opinions in this post are my own. Happy Monday! Here’s a post I’ve been eager to get up – a recap of my trip up to Portland, Oregon to visit the Tillamook factory! I’ve been peripherally aware of this Oregon-based brand, […]...

On the California Strawberry Farm Tour and Culinary Event

    A week ago I was lucky enough to be part of the California Strawberries Farm Tour and Culinary Event, thanks to the California Strawberry Commission. Along with several other bloggers, I got spend two days down in sunny Santa Cruz learning about strawberries and enjoying strawberry-themed cuisine. Read on for lots of photos […]...

{Sonoma} A Trip Down the Wine Road

A few months ago, I was invited with some other bloggers to go on a three day trip to Sonoma County by Wine Road. The Wine Road is an association of wineries in the Northern Sonoma county, near the Russian River, centered roughly around Healdsburg. Although I always love going up to wine country, I’ve […]...