Paradise: Maui, Hawaii

Ok folks, one more article looking back at our time in California. While on the West Coast we were fortunate to discover the paradise that is Maui. Vacationing there is just too fantastic to not write about! An easy 5 hour flight from SFO, we found ourselves there 3 times in a year and a … Continue reading

Visiting Napa Valley with a toddler

  My husband and I had been to Napa a couple times before our daughter was born and really loved it. We loved the scenery, visiting wineries, eating amazing food and exploring fun shops. There is something about the refined yet chill atmosphere in the Valley that really helps you relax. Now that we have … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Gott’s Roadside (Napa, CA)

Gott’s Roadside 644 First Street, Napa, CA 94559 (They also have locations in St. Helena and at the Ferry Building in San Francisco) http://gottsroadside.com/   Highly Recommended! We love this place. You should definitely go there at least once. It is fun for the whole family. Their subtitle “Tray Gourmet” tells it all. It is … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Fish Story (Napa, CA)

Fish Story 790 Main Street at Third, Napa, CA 94559 (Napa Riverfront) http://www.fishstorynapa.com/ Reservations: OpenTable.com   Recommended!   We had lunch at Fish Story before we headed home. We did make a reservation but it wasn’t too crowded at noon. If you plan to go much later I would recommend a reservation, it did get … Continue reading

Hotel Review: Westin Verasa (Napa, CA)

Westin Verasa 1314 Mckinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559 http://www.westinnapa.com/ Highly Recommend! With a toddler we need at least a one bedroom suite for our hotel stays since she goes to be before we do. I expect that is a common search scenario for hotels, yet it seems travel sites don’t make it easy to search … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Go Fish (St Helena, CA)

Go Fish 641 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 http://www.gofishrestaurant.net/  Reservations: OpenTable.com We love this place! The menu is fresh and interesting. Some classics but also some twists. I love all the seafood options, both West Coast and Japanese styles. The restaurant itself is open and airy with lots of natural light (we’ve only ever … Continue reading

Food Truck Review: Mark’s the Spot (Napa, CA)

Mark’s the Spot Visit their website to see where they’ll be! http://www.marksthespottruck.com/  A food truck serving delicious, satisfying food which is all hand made, farm fresh, locally sourced, mostly organic food served in biodegradable and earth friendly packaging! What is not to love? I have to thank Dim Sum Charlie’s for introducing me to Mark’s … Continue reading

Food Truck Review: Dim Sum Charlie’s (Napa, CA)

Dim Sum Charlie’s Usually located on 1st St, between Soscol Ave and McKinstry St. Per their Facebook page: Closed Mondays then reopen Tuesday evening at 5PM. Thursday through Sunday we are open 11:30AM until late-late night http://dimsumcharlies.com/ I have now been to Dim Sum Charlie’s four times. It’s a dim sum food truck, how could … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Market (St. Helena, CA)

Market 1347 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 http://www.marketsthelena.com/ Reservations: OpenTable.com We walked by Market a couple times while strolling through downtown St. Helena. When it came time to find a lunch place last Sunday, we decided to give it a try. The restaurant has a nice welcoming feel to it. Since I think they … Continue reading

5 days in Manhattan with a toddler

We finally made it back to spend a few days in New York last week – and oh have I missed it. We were last here 16 months ago when Sofie was only 4 months old. Now she is 20 months old, walking, talking and able to experience the city more. We had a wonderful … Continue reading