Monday, July 27, 2015

Paella Kick

We’ve been on a Paella Kick and wanting to explore all the restaurants that serve paella, and came across Mancora, in San Mateo.

It is such an interesting restaurant (next to a hotel) and you would never notice there is a restaurant right next to it.

We were surprisingly impressed with the food. Everything tasted so fresh and flavorful.

Thank you Mancora for fulfilling our Paella Kick!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

San Francisco Dining Cruises

Ahhh, there is lots in life to celebrate and one of the places to celebrate is with Hornblower

We were there recently and had a wonderful time! There was all you can eat buffet, open bar, cruising around the bay with amazing view and dramatic San Francisco skyline.

Best part of all, there is dancing to the latest top 50 music.

What more can you ask?

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 4th Celebration

July 4th falls on a Saturday this year, which means each city will have their own special celebration!

On this day, you can enjoy fireworks along the waterfront, activities all day at Pier 39 and a ferry ride around the bay.
There will be fireworks in the evening and it is going to be beautiful!

If you prefer, you can also get on the cruise boat and tour around the Bay and watch beautiful fireworks.

Other popular activities on this day include biking around the city, wine tasting tours, free walking tours at SF Public Library's free walking tours in the morning or afternoon.

So many choices and it’s not going to be easy to picket one!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hidden Sunday Champagne buffet gem in Redwood Shore

The drive to Sofitel is unexpectedly surprising. As we were driving on Ralston, we see all these well structured office buildings, and all of sudden, we see water, nature and the beautiful Sofitel!

It's a great place to visit on Sundays as they have bottomless mimosa, all your can enjoy oysters, crab legs, tender chicken breasts, macaroon for dessert and much more. In the addition, the view is absolutely gorgeous!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bicycle Sunday on Canada Road

This is one of our favorite places, especially on Sundays!

For those of you who have not been to Cañada Road, you must MUST go!

The beauty of living in the Bay Area is that our "hibernation" period exists for few months in any year.  During this time, we deprive ourselves from the nature and desperately wanting to satisfy that inner desire of  being in the outdoor. Now that summer is right around the corner, it is time to get out and get some sun, and Cañada Road is the perfect place to do so!

Cañada Road  is closed between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92 on Sundays, allowing for non-motorized activities including jogging, bicycling, hiking, roller-skating, and walking. And it sure is a beautiful to enjoy the nature!! We consider this place a gem of loops!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Show Girls in Redwood City? Elvis Presley in Redwood City? Drag Show in Redwood City?

Yes, you heard us, you can find ALL these in our backyard at Angelica!!

Angelica is a restaurant/bar/stage show when you have a most wonderful evening! (or brunch, or lunch).

We were super thrilled when we discovered Angelica! They have great food and great shows!

The night we were there we started with Macadamia and baked brie-it was warm, lots of different texture and super delicious!

Steamed clams with white wine, herb-lemon butter was juicy, fresh and made our palate super happy!
Angus Beef Slider with caramelized onions & cheddar cheese was cheesy and satisfying!
Braised short ribs was tender, flavorful, and unforgettable!

The show was entertaining, thought provoking and surely will be one of our most fun date nights!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Being Picasso for the night with a glass of champagne

We were feeling creative so we decided to stop at Create, Mix and  Mingle in San Mateo.

It’s an art studio where it’s catered to both adults and children. We joined the "Paint & Sip" adult studio, where wine, beer and snacks are available for purchase. There was a professional art instructor who guided us step by step to recreate a featured painting.

We got to meet different people, sipped wine while we paint, and competed with each other to see who is a better artist. It was truly a fun event!