Things to Do on Oahu

Oahu is one out of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Oahu aka “The Gathering Place” has the largest population of the eight islands and is home to their state capital, Honolulu. Here are my recommendations on places to visit on Oahu. For a foodie blog on the best places to…

Places to Eat on Oahu

Aloha foodies!  Hawaii definitely made it to one of my top places to get my grub on.  I definitely gained some LBS on this trip but it was so worth it.  Here are my recommended list of places to eat when visiting Oahu.  Stay tuned for another post on a list of activities to do…

Independence Day in Washington DC

It’s been over 20 years since I’ve spent the day in the District for the Fourth of July!  One – time flies because two decades is quite some time.  Two – I definitely take the city and all its events for granted, especially since I live so close to it.  Three – I finally had…

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee (like Starbucks)

Have you waited in line at Starbucks… just to get to the register and the barista tells you, “we’re out of cold brew for the day”?!  I was at the Starbucks in Target when that happened and ended up walking down the kitchen appliance aisle and purchased the coffee appliances.  So now, I make as…

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Yayoi Kusama is a phenomenal artist from Japan.  Her most recent work, “Infinity Mirrors” was showcased in Washington, D.C. as the first North American exhibit tour.  Once (or if) you’re able to obtain tickets to this exhibit before it’s sold out, it’s so worth it!  Despite waiting in lines all day at the museum, I’m…

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box

Chose your bridesmaids?  Now it’s time to propose to them.  Back in the day, a simple phone call or text message was the norm to ask your girlfriends to be your bridesmaids.  Well more and more are taking it a step further to channel their inner creativity when proposing to their bridesmaids – making it a more…

Burnside Farms

Can’t make it to the tulip fields in Holland?  Well, there’s a tulip field in Haymarket, Virginia!  Now, it’s not as grand as Amsterdam’s tulip and flower festivals but you’ll definitely get plenty of photo opportunities at this beautiful flower field. It’s $8 online for ticket entrance and that allows you to roam the fields,…

Simple Spaghetti Squash Recipe

A healthy alternative to pasta noodles! In addition – easy, inexpensive, and takes less than an hour to make. I went to the local market and spent only $14 and it’s great for two people plus leftovers. Sounds like a win-win situation. Ingredients Squash Fresh parsley Garlic Meat sauce Ground beef Olive oil Salt Pepper…

Easy Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe

Is it spring rolls or is it summer rolls?  Here is my quick thought on that – I call it “spring” rolls because I think of spring as a fresh season with greens.  Hence, the fresh greens in the rolls.  “Summer” rolls reminds me of the hot weather – so I think of the egg…