a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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wear this there: maiden lane.

a restaurant based on fine tinned european seafood sounds curious enough to heighten our hunger senses, but pair it with good interiors, and our aesthetic tastes are grumbling. this would describe new york’s restaurant maiden lane. moving into the famous life cafe (yes, the one from rent), the spot is reminiscent of a chic seaman — we may have just made up that a genre... 
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around l.a. / grand central market DTLA.

Located in the heart of downtown, The Grand Central Market has sought to celebrate the cuisine and cultures of Los Angeles since it opened it’s doors in 1917. It really is a sampling of the city’s best food (with a side of excellent people watching). Grab a lunch and then stock up on a fresh cut of meat some fresh fish or a wide variety of vegetables for supper!... 
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next stop: nola.

next stop: nola. / sfgirlbybay

almost makes perfect. taking a quick spring break escape to new orleans next week and would love any recommendations. it’s been ten years since my last visit and the purpose of my trip then was to assist with the relief efforts. this time it’ll be on a more happy note and i’ll have time to explore and discover some of the gems in the city: the french quarter, garden... 
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mangia monday!

we all know about Meatless Monday, but how about Mangia Monday? Mangia Monday is when you really want to make a nice meal for friends and family but you might be dragging just a tad from all your weekend activities. i honestly just made it up, but it feels fitting. the fine folks at Bertolli invited me to try out their pasta dishes — the easy ones that literally go from... 
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