Bahamas Sandals Anniversary Trip Pt. 1

For our first wedding anniversary, my husband and I spent a long weekend in the Bahamas.  We stayed at the Emerald Bay Sandals Resort in Great Exuma, it was wonderful!  Having never been, I was not sure what to expect, … Continue reading

Pre-Holiday New York City

I was blessed to be invited on a weekend to NYC with my in-laws not that long ago.  We had a wonderful time shopping, eating, site-seeing and bonding over the World Series.  Here are a few shots from the weekend.

This is a sample of our wonderful view from our apartment.  I really wish I had taken more shots from our windows.

This is a sample of our wonderful view from our apartment. I really wish I had taken more shots from our windows.

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Breathtaking.

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From the top of the Empire State Building.

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Architectural beauty.

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View from the street fair.

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More architectural beauty.

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Tram.

 

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Central Park.

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Cupcake stop #2.

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Tram again.

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My FIL luckily stumbled upon this view from a window tucked away in a gift shop.

While New York was amazing, Boston still has my heart.

City by the Bay

Recently my husband and I recently spent a fantastic week in San Francisco, with a side trip to Monterey, visiting with two amazing people.  I won’t bore you with the details, but below are a few of my favorite shots from the week.  Here’s a quick list of some of our adventures:

  • Ghirardeli Chocolate & Wine festival
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Restaurant 1833 (I highly recommend this dinner experience, the atmosphere was incredible, the food was delicious, I really can’t say enough.  Check it out here:  Restaurant 1833)
  • Redwood Room with table service (This was quite the experience; something I was lucky enough to be a part of.)
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Walt Disney Museum (yes, there’s a museum and yes, I went.)
  • Misc touristy stuff

Rest assured, we made a ton of wonderful memories.  Feel free to click on the photos for a larger image.  Enjoy!

Ghirardelli Fest

Signs

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Yes please!

Yes, please!

Golden Gate Bridge

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I really found this interesting.  All this furniture is fixed to the building in a way that it looks like it is in the process of an escape.

I really found this interesting. All this furniture is in the process of their grand escape.

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Interesting fact:  Although these houses appear in the opening credits of Full House, the house in which the tanner Family "lived" is found several blocks away.

Interesting fact: Although these houses appear in the opening credits of Full House, the house in which the Tanner family “lived” is found several blocks away and now has a tree planted in front of the main window.

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I could have stayed in the garden all day.  It is such a peaceful place.

I could have stayed in the garden all day. It was such a peaceful place.

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This is a small part of the menu at 1833.  A member of our party had the whole chicken, it was well worth the wait!

This is a small part of the menu at 1833. A member of our party had the whole chicken, it was well worth the hour wait!  Plus, we passed the time in true foodie fashion – many small plates and various specialty drinks!