Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!

Happy Chinese New Year! This is literally one of my favorite holidays. I like to throw down a nice little meal every year. Despite my penchant for food and cooking, I’m no good without recipes, so here’s what I’m planning to make. Pre-marinated stir fry beef from H Mart. Store bought frozen dumplings of some […]

Three Days in Paris – A Diary, Travel Guide, and Love Letter

I know this isn’t a news flash, but Paris is amazing. The second you leave the airport, you just know you’re someplace special. The ornate buildings immediately evoke the feeling that you’ve gone back in time, and the iconic landmarks are truly mind-blowing. To stand in the church that inspired Victor Hugo’s novel, or pose […]

Vday Crafting with ICE Atlanta

Last weekend in preparation for Valentine’s Day, I attended one of the most entertaining events I have been to in a long time – a crafting workshop with Atlanta’s Indie Craft Experience (ICE). Yes, this is the same organization that puts on those massive craft markets. And now, lucky for us, they do workshops too. […]

The Vday “Masket”

Ladies – Do you still need a Valentine’s Day gift for your boo? Introducing the “masket,” aka man basket. Here’s the one I made for my husband, consisting of candy, smoked nuts and liquor. In the cellophane baggies are two specialty craft beers from Atlanta’s Hop City. In the middle is sake. My husband was […]

An Easter Feaster!

Today’s Easter Brunch with our besties was a great success! The menu: Spiral ham with brown sugar glaze – just warm, glaze, and warm some more! Pillsbury Grands! biscuits with apricot butter – mix a stick of softened butter with six tablespoons of apricot preserves and a teaspoon of fresh thyme. (I got the general […]

V-day Yum Yums

Valentine’s Day turned out to be amazing this year, largely due to the food we ate. Oh, and because of love, blah, blah… Back to the food… We inadvertently started celebrating V-day the night before. I had planned to make this Broccoli Pesto Pizza, and when my husband offered to help, it turned into a […]