an anniversary, an engagement, and a whole lot of wine : paso robles [ 38 ]

Highlights: Firestone Walker  | Central Coast Jeep Tour Adventures  | Dunning Vineyards | The Hatch | Monochrome Wines (my recommended #1 stop in Paso wine region) Honorable Mention: Bistro Laurent, now known as BL Brasserie, which was an amazing dinner but has completely changed since we went.   Last summer, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary among many other wonderful things to come, we … Continue reading an anniversary, an engagement, and a whole lot of wine : paso robles [ 38 ]

food, drinks, & fun in the bay area / central coast [31]

The first quarter of the year (how is it March already!?) has led us on plenty of adventures in a nice couple of hour radius from Monterey. We've seen a bowl game in Santa Clara, explore a little bit more of San Francisco, saw another concert in Oakland, hiked - and drank plenty of beer! … Continue reading food, drinks, & fun in the bay area / central coast [31]

brunch, music, OAK/SF [28]

Early December finally gave us a little bit of downtime to relax and explore more of our own town. We are both big fans of brunch - brunch is my favorite meal of all the meals - so we'd been on the hunt for a brunch place that we could call "our regular brunch place." … Continue reading brunch, music, OAK/SF [28]

October roundup: San Jose Sharks, Laguna Seca, Mission Ranch, California life [23]

Hey y'all! It's been a while. We've been pretty busy, between things around Monterey and traveling a whole bunch in the beginning of November. Before I get into our November travels, here's a summary of our October adventures! First up, some sports. We are about an hour and change away from San Jose, and for … Continue reading October roundup: San Jose Sharks, Laguna Seca, Mission Ranch, California life [23]

quintessential Monterey : Salvador Dali and whale watching [22]

I really need to get better at maintaining consistency with blog posting for the grand total of the, like, three people who actually read this blog (hi Mom!). As promised...two weeks ago...here is a post about Dali and whale watching with a bit of car stuff thrown in. Okay, so, about a year or so … Continue reading quintessential Monterey : Salvador Dali and whale watching [22]

local faves so far [21]

It's a little surreal to think about how we've been in California for close to two months now. It still feels like we just got here - I am definitely still unpacking. Oops? In the almost-two-months we've been in Monterey and the month we've been in our house, we have had some time to get to … Continue reading local faves so far [21]

if I never see another box again, it will be too soon [20]

We have had our things in our house for about a week and a half and I am still drowning in boxes. So - if I never see another box again, etc. etc. It is a little strange and surreal to be unpacking things into this house. Our apartment in Mystic was spacious, but moreso … Continue reading if I never see another box again, it will be too soon [20]