Last week, the man friend and I took a mini-vacation to New York to get a little change of scenery, visit some friends, and see a few shows. We saw The Book of Mormon and Sleep No More, and both were fantastic in completely different ways. On our last day we ventured over to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and as you can tell from these photos, the weather was absolutely gorgeous and spring was in full swing. The cherry blossoms were amazing, to say the least. These photos don't really do them justice.

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Just thought I would share a few snaps from my life lately according to Instagram.

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This weekend I'll be in Sonoma struttin' down the runway at The Lab Event! I'll be wearing gorgeous gowns by Sarah Seven, along with a bevy of beautiful Bay Area bloggers. The evening promises to be full of inspiration and delight for recently engaged lovebirds, bridal party members, and hopeful romantics that just love everything to do with weddings.

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This past weekend the man friend and I took a train ride up the Pacific coast from San Francisco to Seattle (and then to a tiny mountain town called Leavenworth) and it was a blast! It was our first time taking a long distance train ride in the U.S. and it was way more fun than I was expecting. We had a very tiny sleeper car room, but we spent most of the ride sipping coffee and wine and staring out the windows of the Parlour Car (which was an awesome lounge reserved for sleeper car passengers). The views through the mountains were incredibly beautiful and something about traveling by train made it seem sort of magical. If you have the time and are looking for a little adventure, I highly recommend it.

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Just when I thought that summer was going to skip over San Francisco completely... it arrives. I absolutely love the Indian summers in the Bay Area. This past weekend the Mister and I decided to take full advantage of the warm weather by taking a day trip to Stinson Beach with the dog. Not a bad weekend overall... how was yours?

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Lake Tahoe has been on my list of places to visit ever since I moved to California almost 3 years ago, but for one reason or another I never managed to get over there. I decided it was high time I made the trip so I planned a little weekend getaway with the boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. We rented a little cabin, hiked around a bit, made s'mores, went kayaking, and did some grilling. It was a pretty awesome weekend and we're already thinking about going back.

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I spent the past week in Las Vegas helping my man friend out with his booth at NAB (a giant trade show for folks in the broadcasting biz). It also happened to be my birthday last week, so although the days were pretty long we made sure to have some fun each night.

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Those of you that know me know I love food (probably more than I should), so I thought I would share some of the amazing and interesting food we got to eat on our trip. In addition to all the restaurants and street food, we took a really great cooking class in Chiang Mai where we got to tour a market and try all sorts of weird and tasty things. Later in the day we made curry, pad thai, and tom yum soup ... and it was delicious.

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Bali was amazing to say the least... I wasn't entirely sure what to expect beyond beaches and palm trees, but it is definitely on my list of places to return (and not just because I have family living there). The people were so friendly, the sights were amazing, the food was delicious, and the art was spectacular.

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Here are a few highlights from my recent trip to Thailand. We took over 2000 photos (I got a little carried away) so it was quite a challenge to pick out a few to share. This post is a little elephant heavy but they were just too damn cute and it was such an awesome day so I decided to keep them in. I'll share the highlights from Bali tomorrow and I have another collection of all the delicious food we ate as well... Enjoy!

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