aloha every day

aloha every day

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mele Kalikimaka!

Mele Kalikimaka from rainy San Diego!

My twin and me Christmas Day

Day one: Ready to tackle the crowds and do some last-minute shopping 

5 years old...kinda 

Tony, Melissa, and Sophia are here! 

Nick and his Italian sausage 

Christmas attack cat 

That river was a street yesterday 

The Scacco family! 

The first time the sun has been out in DAYS...gorgeous 

Downtown SD 

Kev and Me...Secret Santa! 

Nick has had a great Christmas so far!

More to come...

Holiday Gala

A Holiday Gala was held by the wonderful KATE!!  She is the most wonderful hostess...see below for proof:

The outdoor Christmas tree

The Christmas tent 

Everyone gathered around! Great friends, great conversation 

Nick and Jeff... 

Mina, Kate, and Linds...reunited 

Lita...a little too excited about the Christmas wine...leads to pictures like this. 

Mina and Jeff 

Who in the world knows what we were talking about...certainly not something serious...

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

All ready...

Last day of work, CHECK!
(What a sunrise on my drive to work! Fog on the marsh, sunrise over the ocean...I'm a lucky woman)

 Chill-out day at the beach on my first day off....CHECK!

Favorite bottle of wine? CHECK!

Red velvet cupcakes with green cream cheese frosting? CHECK!

Holiday nails? Haha....CHECK!
Looks like I'm ready for KATE'S 2010 HOLIDAY GALA!  
Pics soon to come!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Cream Pot

There is a special little restaurant right around the corner from our apartment called
The Cream Pot

It is everything that I would have loved and adored as child...and still do!  
When I was a little girl, I loved all things creamy...
whipped cream...
off-white (no joke)...
fluffy pillows

Fortunately, and unfortunately (for my physique), my obsession with cream continues...
I married a man who loves real-fat products, like heavy whipping cream in coffee
I now love whipping cream coffee...
Thank God I grew up dancing, as my awareness of fitness has so far cancelled out the damage done by cream.

When The Cream Pot opened around the corner, I knew it was my type of place!
When Mom was here recently, we took her there.  Here are a few images captured during that breakfast!
Enjoy the creaminess of it all...
This is the inside of the restaurant.  It is decorated as if hobbits live there.  The little street light leads to the kitchen.

Nick with his favorite menu item...a pure chocolate drink (cacao)

Please excuse us...we had just woken up

All of the coffee accessories are miniature...and creamy

This is a hobbit door, at least I think. I've never actually opened it.  I'll try next time.

This is the indoor entrance, filled with little things

And my favorite part, a red wine reduction, blueberry crepe, with fresh lavender cream on top, and a tiny purple flower.  Really.

This is the staircase leading from the outdoor entrance.  Every detail was paid attention to.  Gotta love it!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

North Shore Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving on the North Shore
I'll let the pics speak for themselves...

I am so thankful for my wonderful friends!