Friday, January 1, 2010

Honeymooning in Cambodia

Angkor Wat, gorgeous and rosy in the very early morning sun on New Years Eve 2009. We spent the last day of the decade hiking around the old ruins.

And I kissed a king, but he didn't kiss me back.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Here's What Happened...

We got married. But, first, we went on our honeymoon...and that is where we got engaged. We are very happy! More on that later.
This is Saigon (or HCMC), which was the first stop. The scooter traffic was overwhelming.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Cold Weather Ode to Jimmy B

We took a short flight to Ft. Myers, Florida...and then a looong drive to Captiva Island, a lovely little spot in the Gulf of Mexico. It was beautiful and peaceful, and our pace slowed down for a few days. Sofi and I decorated a large fish with dollars on a day trip to Cabbage Key. The guidebooks claim that this Cabbage Key restaurant inspired Jimmy Buffett to pen "Cheeseburger in Paradise." I suppose that's possible, but we opted for seafood.

And another seafood lover is this guy. I got the feeling that he wasn't very happy to see my and my I walked swiftly away after snapping his lunch.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Possible new home???

J's dream is to renovate one of the gorgeous old brownstones in our Harlem neighborhood. I'm on his team, but never really thought he meant this...

But then I saw this...

And by the time we reached this room, I was reconsidering...

So we left, totally confused, and celebrated my dad's 67th at Zoma, the best Ethiopean restaurant I've ever known (mom + rachel in Zoma below)

And sang to him with treats from the Cupcake Cafe...

And ended the night on our balcony under the stars.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sunny Sedona with my Honey

We took a long weekend trip to Sedona, Arizona. There were vortexes (vortexi?) everywhere.

I found the love cactus on our hike.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Minnesota with Cherries on Top

We spent a long weekend in Minnesota, unpacking (and then repacking) J's entire childhood in two days while his parents prepared for their big move. His mom taught me how to bake his favorite dessert from childhood...but I bet it won't taste the same when I make it (and it shouldn't, really...)