River bend

/ December 08, 2017



Happy Friday everyone! I hope you guys have a great start to the weekend! We're so busy from all the preparation for the holidays and some other projects for the next year. 




Dress: Tobi c/o
Boots: Ninewest
Shirt: Uniqlo (Similar)
Coat: Vintage (Similar)
Hat: Brixton







Happy Friday everyone! I hope you guys have a great start to the weekend! We're so busy from all the preparation for the holidays and some other projects for the next year. 




Dress: Tobi c/o
Boots: Ninewest
Shirt: Uniqlo (Similar)
Coat: Vintage (Similar)
Hat: Brixton




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It is definitely winter here in Reno. As you all know I love neutral colors. They are easy to pair and works all year. I'm always a huge fan of grey sweaters. They're great with denim, black pants and everything in between. This sweater from Tobi just made its way in my closet. It is cozy, stylish and great for this cold weather. 


Sweater: Tobi c/o
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Ninewest





Walking in the middle

by on December 05, 2017
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There may be snow in the back but it was pretty warm to wear a t-shirt the time we shot these photos. :)






Boy meets Girl

by on December 02, 2017
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Pitlochry Scotland


1300's Castle












The view from our room at Fonab Castle


The adventure continues. We started driving down from Mey on our way to Pitlochry. A few stops were done along the way. The guys wanted to pass by another distillery. We found Dalwhinnie Distillery. The place was so cute. Of course it had white bricks that's why I love it. A few tasting and bottles to go we headed our way. We stopped at The Cross hotel in Kingussie. It was a cute little cottage looking hotel. We stayed there for a night and enjoyed dinner at the hotel as well. We rated their food #1 during this trip. It felt like we were eating at a Michelin star restaurant. 

We continued driving south and stopped by the House of Bruar. I needed my dose of shopping. I found some boots, market bag, few little things and presents for the holidays. We then headed to our last destination, Pitlochry. We stayed at Fonab Castle. We stayed there for 3 nights. The room was great. They were huge since it was a real castle back in the day. Accommodations were good. However, there was a few issues with their staff. Some of the staff(not all of them) were rude. I wouldn't go into details on what happened. But if we ever head back to Pitlochry, I'd love to stay somewhere else. We went to two plays when we were there and they were both amazing. (Mary Rose and High Society

We then headed our way to the train station and headed back to London for our last night in the United Kingdom.





Scotland: Part 2

by on November 28, 2017
Pitlochry Scotland 1300's Castle Dalwhinnie Distillery Kingussie Hotel (The Cross) dinner Hous...











As you all know we moved in our new house in Reno last month. It's been absolutely busy getting everything set up in this new home. A lot of painting, arranging, deliveries, driving to Home Depot 5 million times and trying to have a meal in between. Plated recently sent us a few meals to help out with my sanity. I didn't have to worry about going to the store to grab ingredient and there's no more trying to figure out what to make moment. As much as I love cooking and going to the store to get fresh produce, Plated is a great alternative if you are a very busy individual or you're having a short busy moment in your life. Matt and I definitely enjoyed the Long Life Noodles we made. It was hearty and was very flavorful. 

Thank you Plated for sponsoring this post.





Cooking for Two

by on November 10, 2017
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Peter and Brian (Hungarian pigs- "Mangalica")




The Scotland trip started from flying from San Francisco to London. We stayed in London for a few days (which I will do a separate post on). We were traveling with Jeff and Randy (Matt's very good friends and mentor) After spending some time in London we took the train and headed to Inverness. Arriving after an 8 hour train ride we stayed at the Royal Highland hotel which had a very convenient location. It was right outside the train station of Inverness. After spending a night there we had our rental car waiting outside the hotel and we drove up further north of mainland UK. Our first stop was the beautiful Dunrobin Castle located in a town called Golspie. We did a self tour of the castle (no photos allowed inside) and ended the tour with watching the falconry. A stop over at a cute little spot we found called River Bothy. They had the best comfort food we've had in UK. The soup was very hearty and let me tell you their dessert selection is a win win! We kept driving north on A9 and ended that the day at our next sleeping spot. We stayed at the cutest BnB, the Mey House. They are located in the town of Mey, Thurso. The owners, Sally and Rob were very nice and welcoming. They were also very helpful with the tours we wanted to do in the highlands.

We have rested and ready for our next adventure. The breakfast at the Mey House was very good. It was perfect for our adventure filled day to the Orkney Islands. We took a ferry from John O'Groats. As we arrived our tour guide Kinlay from Orkney Private tours was there waiting for us. I've done a few tours in my travels and I would say that Kinlay was the best tour guide. He was very knowledgable with the history of the islands and also very interesting to talk to. Basically he's a fun company to have around. Since the guys were huge fans of Scotch (Whisky) we had my make a stop at the Highland Park distillery. They did some tasting and I did my own tasting of the whisky fudge. They were delicious. I bought all the display to take home with me. :) Another favorites of this tour was the visit to Skara-brae. This ancient village is older than the pyramids of Egypt. From 3200BC to 2700BC. It was a sight to see. oh btw, it was very wet and cold. You definitely need to gear up and be very prepared. We told Kinlay that I want to see a highland cow and maybe pet one if possible. Unfortunately it was rainy and they were too far away from the road. He felt bad and wanted to cheer me up by introducing me to Peter and Brian. They are Hungarian pigs or Mangalica. They are domestic pigs and they are super cute. These two are very friendly and fluffy.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! 


Scotland: Part 1

by on November 03, 2017
Dunrobin Castle River Bothy tea room Highland Park distillery Peter and Brian (Hungarian pigs-...