Saturday, July 18, 2020

Home Gardening

Get Your At Home Garden On

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STARTING A VEGETABLE GARDEN One hundred pounds of tomatoes from just 100 square feet. Twenty pounds of carrots from 24 square feet. Delicious vegetables from a 15-by-20-foot plot. Believe it or not, it's not impossible to grow your own vegetable garden with yields of this nature.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Back To Business

Many stores and restaurants are now open in the Bay Area. Check out this link on what is open. Do stay safe out there!

Back To Business

HILLSDALE SHOPPING CENTER Sixty 31st Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403 (650) 532-1022 Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00AM-7:00PM, Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM Hillsdale Shopping Center is committed to helping ensure the protection of all our customers, employees and tenants, and to preserving the health of our neighbors and the business community.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Look Who's Open!!!

Shelter in place has started around mid March of 2020 due to many places are starting to open....Please do be very careful! Wear your mask and maintain social distance.

Look Who's Open! Open Now The modern Italian menu at Donato Enoteca reflects Donato Scotti's culinary philosophy of using fresh, simple ingredients in inventive ways that enhance the essence of each flavor. Showcasing each region of Italy with a sensibility only a native can bring, Donato's menu honors his northern Italian roots and presents a clean, modern style of cuisine in a welcoming environment.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Perfect Dish for the Warm Weather

Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

What are You Cooking This Week?

Many of use are cooking more than ever now as we are social distancing ourselves to flat the curve. Here are some great recipes to try. What are you making this coming week?

What Do You Have Cooking This Week?


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Let's Support these Business if You Can!

Where to Find Great Food & Wine To Go During the Pandemic - Journey of Jordan

Normal life has come to a screeching halt for so many people around the globe this month. We're all adapting to new ways to eat, drink, work and retain the fundamental joy of human contact-all while staying healthy. Fortunately, state officials are stepping up and allowing restaurants to sell wine to-go or pickup or delivery.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Making Home Sanitizer

We are shelter in place in the San Francisco Bay Area so we thought it would be good to do some DYI project.

Friday, March 13, 2020

“Movieng” Experience

Cinepolis Luxury Cinema at the new Hillsdale Mall has so much to offer! Not only it’s a brand new movie theater, it also offers exceptional comfortable seats and unparalleled service!

We went to Cinepolis on a Saturday afternoon. It's cashless ticketing and there is no need to purchase tickets from a live person.

As soon as we sat down, the server came to us and asked if we wanted to order anything to eat or drink.  We decided to order a bottle of wine, and sipping wine at a movie theater had completely elevated our experience at the movies.

It's a really fun way to send your time watching the newest release.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


What's Happening Around the Bay

CRAFT CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE: SAN FRANCISCO - MAIN EVENT Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:00 AM The Palace Of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco is bringing craft chocolate to the Bay Area!

Friday, February 21, 2020


If you have not made any plans for this weekend, here are some fun activities to consider. We are particularly interested in the Mardi Gras!

Other fun things to do:
Check out the link below for more detail:

What's Happening Around the Bay

MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL - BRASS, BEADS, AND BEIGNETS Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 4:30 PM Downtown Redwood City - Broadway at Jefferson to Main Street at Stambaugh Bring the beads and we'll provide the bands! Celebrate Mardi Gras Carnival at the "French Quarter" in downtown Redwood City, where the public is invited to come disguised for the occasion.

Friday, February 14, 2020


Another anticipated beautiful weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area! Particularly it's Valentines weekend!

Lots fun things to do:


What's Happening Around the Bay

Celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend with your loved ones aboard Schooner Freda B! Enjoy a beautiful afternoon sail on the San Francisco Bay with someone close to your heart. Together you'll take in the Bay's most iconic sights - the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco skyline - all while sipping on a mimosa!

Saturday, February 8, 2020


Lots to do this weekend. What are you planning? We are drawn to the Reptilian Nation Expo in Cow Palace!
-SF Beer Week Opening Gala
-Chinese New Year Parade
-Cioppino Dinner & YMCA Fundraiser
-Brickfest Live Lego Fan Experience
-Pacifica Brewing & Surfrider Fundraiser
-Reptilian Nation Expo

What's Happening Around the Bay

SF BEER WEEK OPENING GALA 2020 Friday, February 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133 The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Pinstripes | San Mateo California | Restaurant, Bowling, Bocce

Our new San Mateo, California location offers a unique variety of entertainment and events every day of the week. Enjoy our made-from-scratch Italian-American cuisine during Sunday Brunch with the family, happy hour after work, or a night of bowling and bocce.

Yep, can you imagine hanging out at a where where you can eat great food, drink exotic cocktails, playing bowling, throw some bocce balls, and sitting by the fire sipping delicious wine?

We had such a great time at Pinstrip (located at the new Hillsdale Mall). Awesome service, delicious food (particularly espresso rubbed filet mignon), and gorgeous ambiance. You literally can stay all day here and be entertained at all time. Everyone is so happy and having a great it me.

It’s a fun place to take your family or so team building. We highly recommend this place!!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

What's Happening Around the Bay- SUPER BOWL EDITION!

It is all about the Super Bowl and everyone is rooting for 49ers!

What's Happening Around the Bay- SUPER BOWL EDITION!

SUPER BOWL LIV - VIEWING PARTY AT EMPORIUM SF Sunday, February 2, 2020, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Emporium SF, 616 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 SUPER BOWL LIV viewing party at Emporium SF. Hey San Francisco are you ready for some Football?

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Craving for Authentic Italian Food

We stumbled across this adorable Italian restaurant in San Mateo and decided to give it a try. Boy, we were so glad we did! Sole is a very cozy Italian restaurant that probably seat about 35 people or so. They also have an outdoor patio with blasting heat lamps which are perfect for a cool wintery day.

For appetizer, we ordered Burrata e Prosciutto di Parma. This is one of the best tasting burrata we ever had! The combination of creamy mozzarella, mouthwatering prosciutto with freshness of greens were exceptionally memorable!

For entrée, we had homemade Pappardelle alla Bolognese which the paste was cooked perfectly al Dante with satisfying meat sauce.

We also had Cacciucco Di Pesce which was a variety of seafood such as black muscles, salmon, prawns  with pasta in a spicy tomato broth. The portions were exceptional generous.

We were so satiated and did not have room for dessert. We will be back for sure to try different dishes!!


We are closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Thursday, January 23, 2020

What's Happening Around the Bay?

Lots to do!
-San Francisco Movement Arts Festival
-Peninsula Orchid Society Show and Sale
-The San Francisco Dessert Festival
-2020 Bay Area Brew Fest
-Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show
-Uncorked: SF Wine Festival
Welcome to San Francisco's only dessert festival, SweetSpotSF! We're transforming SOMArts Cultural Center into a dessert lover's paradise, where the best confectioners in the Bay Area will showcase their unique creations. From a DIY S'mores Bar by Smashmallow to ice cream tacos from Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos, we've got your sweet tooth covered.

What's Happening Around the Bay?

Monday, January 20, 2020

Splurging on a Sunday Late Morning

If you are in the mood to splurge on a sunny Sunday late morning, The Village Pub is it!!

It’s located in an in an  unassuming area of Woodside. It’s not noticeable as the main entrance is facing the parking lot that’s filled with Teslas, BMWs and Mercedes.

We were greeted by friendly host and staff and right away, the server pulled up a cart that’s filled with champagnes bottles. Hmmmm, what champagne will go well with caviar and black truffle? Tough decision to make. How about one of each?

We really enjoyed the unique lobster Benedict as everything tasted so fresh. The modern simplicity presentation truly balance out the complex flavor of the dishes.

In addition, The Village Pub also has one Michelin Star which explains the consistency of the food and wonderful service.

We look forward to return to their dinner service very soon!!

The Village Pub


Home Gardening

Get Your At Home Garden On EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STARTING A VEGETABLE GARDEN One hundred pounds of tomatoes from just 100 squ...