Saturday, March 28, 2015

Indoor Cycling at Hillsdale Mall

Can you imagine doing spinning at the mall? Well, that was one fun experience!!

We were at Lorna Jane Hillsdale for an indoor cycling class. Although we had to wake up early on a Sunday, but it was totally worth it!!

Everyone should give it a try!

Friday, March 20, 2015

New Homes in Bay Meadows, San Mateo

We absolutely LOVE touring homes, especially new homes. We get to learn about the latest designs, the hottest trends and most of all, the up to date style of Bay Area living!

We went to one of the new developments in Bay Meadows recently, and the model homes are beautifully decorated.

These are stylish 2-4 bedroom town-homes which fits perfectly with everyone’s busy lifestyle. In addition, it’s situated on the sought after San Francisco Peninsula that’s close to shopping (such a Whole Foods, Hillsdale Mall). It’s also close to Caltrain station!

The Town homes are also located directly across from Paddock Park and there are lots of pedestrian-friendly urban environment of Bay Meadows surrounds the Town homes!

We sure had a wonderful time touring!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spending Saturday Morning in Ferry Building

We started the day at the city’s temple to artisan food, the Ferry Building Marketplace, which is a marketplace serving residents and travelers alike. There are all  kinds of shops large and small celebrate food in all its forms, offering everything from a variety of cheeses to the freshest of local fish.

The cappuccino at Blue Bottle Coffee is sure worth the long wait!

Next we are stocking up on Cowgirl Creamery cheese

Then we stopped by Acme bread for some apple turnover

And of course, we can’t miss orange & wild fennel salame at Bocccalone.

And a must stop is Recchiuti Confections

We also stopped by Heath Ceramics and bought some gifts for our clients.

Last but not least, we headed toward the world-class farmers market outside on this beautiful sunny day!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco

One of the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia and it’s happening here in San Francisco!

Here is a picture from previous parade

The Year of the Ram has been in full swing for a few weeks now, but the festivities will culminate with the annual Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, March 7 which begins at 5:15 p.m in downtown San Francisco.

There will be lots of fun including…..
·        Elaborate costumes
·        Ferocious lions
·        Exploding firecrackers
·        Gorgeous floats
·        School marching bands
·        Stilt walkers
·        Martial arts group
·        Lion dancers
·        Golden Dragon
·        Chinese acrobatics
·        Newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA…and much much more!

Friday, February 27, 2015

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

We came across about this particular exhibition and interested in attending.

“Ai Weiwei is internationally renowned for work that defies the distinction between art and activism. In this exhibition of new works created specifically for Alcatraz, Ai responds to the island’s layered legacy as a 19th-century military fortress, a notorious federal penitentiary, a site of Native American heritage and protest, and now one of America’s most visited national parks. Revealing new perspectives on Alcatraz, the exhibition raises questions about freedom of expression and human rights that resonate far beyond this particular place”.

Exhibition on View September 27, 2014 – April 26, 2015, and there is still time to visit!!

There are some super interesting images online and we can’t wait to explore!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Best Steak and Seafood!

We were craving for some really delicious seafood and steak so we decided to stop by “The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse” in Palo Alto.

We've been there several times and always enjoyed various items on the menu, however, our most recent visit was quit extraordinary!

We were there with our clients who have become our dear friends since we share the same passion when it comes to food and wine.

We all decided to try the selective tasting menu and our taste buds were thanking us all night!

Amuse-Bouche, compliments of the talented chef

We stared with Sea Urchin with tomato, chive and champagne

And the tasting menu consists of:
Hamachi Sashimi Kagoshima with avocado, wasabi, koshihikari rice

Mero with bell pepper miso, lobster, trumpet mushroom and topped off with bonito

Tajima F1 Beef with morel mushroom, endive and onion.

Dessert was yuzu mousse, avocado with pistachio, crème fraiche.

Every bite was exquisite and every bite was memorable. It’s a great way to end a hectic week!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hiking and Mountain Biking, Belmont

Waterdog Lake Park is a hidden gem, and is an amazing place to go for those who seek outdoor fun and adventure!

It’s a small wooded bay area canyons shelter more than birds, wild skunks, raccoons, and deer.  The park is now comprised of a wide fire road descending from Hallmark Drive to the lake, and then continuing to Lyall Way. 

Trails are defined by color and about a mile down you hit a little hill that goes down towards a lake. It is absolutely  gorgeous and it’s a great place to bring your dog (especially if they like to swim!)

There are people jogging, mountain biking (the adventurists), walking and do be prepared, because one may encounter mountain lion!