But(ternut) this Salad, Though

A couple of weeks ago, I awoke for the strongest craving for butternut squash. The need for that Carmelized savoury goodness just could be stopped. The weird thing was I had never tasted butternut squash before…so why was I craving it? I imagine this is what being pregnant must be like. Naturally, I listened to…

Best Regift Ever: 353 Degrees North

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope that everyone had a safe and charming holiday, surrounded by loved ones. As usual, lots of travel in my end of the world, this time to see some far-flung extended family. We went out to dinner, so I don’t even have one, tiny little recipe to share with you this year. Though,…

Restaurant Review: Cuca

With the Bali trip finally winding down, Julie and I decided that we’d better splurge on our last night and have a truly memorable meal. We really hadn’t spent much on wine or food this trip at all, so it felt like it was time. Cuca next to the Belmond Jimbaran Puri was just the…

Jimbaran

“I do not stay at the Intercontinental. Everything I got is not a rental.” – Drake Usually a lady after Drake’s advice, if not heart (did you hear he’s been buying up Birkins for his one day wife?? Right here, Drake!), I had to disagree with his Intercontinental mantra. While I previously agreed with Drake,…

353 Degrees North

Our third destination was our splurge of the trip and the one we were both most excited about – the insanely gorgeous, 353 Degrees North. The villa is located on a hill-top of the neighboring island of Nusa Lembongan and it mockingly looks across the sea at Mount Agung, the rude volcano that had been…

Ubud Adventures

Ubud definitely out perfomred the Canggu and Seminyak areas for us. We out performed as well. Feels like we did so much in the four days we had there. Here’s a glimpse in photos. Day 1:  I was riding solo as my diseased friend stayed back at Origin to sleep and take a bath. My…

Origin Ubud

A few days later we headed toward Ubud via a VERY nauseating ninety minute cab ride. Everyone said Ubud would just charm our pants off; we couldn’t wait. Our hotel, Origin Ubud, was a very nice start to pants charming. Open only for about a year and with just a handful of rooms, it was…

Fox Hoopla Villa

In Seminyak, we rented the gorgeous Fox Hoopla Villa for our first two nights. Our logic was that we should have a house, not a hotel here because our sleeping schedule would be all jacked up from our insane-o conference and long haul flight. It turned out to be a pretty good decision. The place…

Seminyak & Canggu

After a year of planning, somehow Bali has already come and gone! Hope that you’re in the mood for wanderlust porn, because I have about a billion photos. Let’s start from the beginning: Virgin America: cool looking planes. But dirty. And cold. No snacks. EVA Airways:  standard long haul plane set up. Not totally full..bonus!…

Up, Up, & Away

I just had to share my favorite purchases of late and probably my favorite travel purchase of all times… the Away carry-on suitcase! The thing is truly incredible and I’ll share with you why in photos so you can see for yourself. In fact, I raved about this little guy so much over the summer,…

Unscripted, Part Deux

Hi loves! I’m baaccckkk! Apologies for the month-long hiatus, but I was able to make my trip to Bali, for which I am so grateful. (The volcano still hasn’t erupted!) More on that very soon. Prior to that was the biggest work event of the year which was beyond physically and mentally exhausting and prior…

Stir Fry this into Rotation

In an effort to cook with sambal as much as possible before heading to Indonesia (hopefully) very soon, I stir fried a massive vat of veggies and chicken for the week. My current stir fry obsession was a peanut sauce based s’fry. Today, we leave that all behind in search of more heat. This recipe…