Winter boots

/ November 30, 2018


I've been obsessing on lace up/hiker boot style lately. Of course they're not the real hiking boots. They have to be chic in a way. I currently have the Casbah Boots and have been wearing them none stop. I'm considering getting the Bowen Boots and Jaylin Boots. Maybe I'll add it to my Christmas list. 









I've been obsessing on lace up/hiker boot style lately. Of course they're not the real hiking boots. They have to be chic in a way. I currently have the Casbah Boots and have been wearing them none stop. I'm considering getting the Bowen Boots and Jaylin Boots. Maybe I'll add it to my Christmas list. 







Continue Reading






We recently went to Hawaii for a much need vacation back in September. It was my first time in Hawaii and Matt’s first time in Maui. I figured I’d do a specific post on this restaurant/tourist spot. It could be tricking to get a reservation from Mill House Restaurant.  You should plan ahead. We got lucky and got a spot the same day. It was actually our last day in Maui. Our flight back was pretty late and needed to grab something to eat before heading back to the airport. Matt being very savvy at finding great new places to try, he got us a reservation from Mill House. They have the restaurant, a souvenir shop, coffee shop, cute little boutiques and historical equipment used back in the day when it was a sugar plantation. We ordered a few cocktails and actually spoke to their sommelier. we had a great conversation with him and exchanged emails. The food was very impressive. We only had small bites since we’ve been chowing down some food all week.


If you are heading to Maui, Hawaii you have to check this place out. You won't regret it!



Mill House

by on November 28, 2018
We recently went to Hawaii for a much need vacation back in September. It was my first time in Hawaii and Matt’s first ...


It's been 10 months now since we moved from the Bay Area, California to Reno, Nevada. I wanted to do a post of how life is treating us here. It was fall when we moved to Reno and it was beautiful. We were actually experiencing four seasons in a year which I've never experienced my life before. Winter was not a harsh one. We got snow a few times during the season but it wasn't too bad. Spring season started and it was magical. Not just because of the flowers blooming and the birds chirping but also I opened Sittie and Sage Shop. I finally fulfilled my dream of opening a women's clothing shop. That made mine and Matt's life busier than what it already was. However, we've enjoying every bit of it. Even though we're a lot busier now than when we were leaving in the Bay Area, we're actually spending more time together outside. We've definitely taken advantage of living very close to lakes around here and have taken the dogs multiple times. We've been a lot more active in the community. There's a lot of events where you can get involved and also meet people. We've met so many amazing people here in Reno and counting. To wrapped things up, we are enjoying our life in our new city. The city is growing in the right the direction and we can't wait to see how much more beautiful it will be. 


Dress: Banana Republic/ similar from Urban Outfitters

Photography: Tayler McClellan



We just got back from our week long road trip. We drove from Reno to Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park to Bend Oregon and back to Reno. It was my first time "camping". I couldn't do the real camping so we went for the RV experience. I will do a separate post on the whole experience. I hope everyone is having a good week so far!



Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: who what wear (similar/similar) | market bag: Sittie and Sage



Greens

by on June 12, 2018
We just got back from our week long road trip. We drove from Reno to Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park to Bend Oregon and b...

Bag: Sittie and Sage | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Sandals: Hermes | Shirt: Old Similar




I've been wanting a pile of birch logs as decoration at our house or at the Sittie and Sage shop. I found some from Amazon and Terrain by Anthropologie. However, Matt wouldn't let me buy them because he said we can just go get them in the woods. So here I am standing in the middle of birch trees and not one log is available to bring home. We can't cut them coz that's illegal. :( The hunt for birch logs continue...



"Birching" around

by on May 30, 2018
Bag:  Sittie and Sage  | Jeans:  Urban Outfitters  | Sandals:  Hermes  | Shirt: Old  Similar I've been wanting a pile...


We are leaving this weekend for a road trip adventure. Unlike these photos I will have a ride and would not have to walk on the side of the road. haha! However, I will be bringing this same bag to our trip for some essentials to bring when we do our short hikes. I will still prefer to look chic while I hike. So, my backpack needs to look cute. What are your plans for the weekend? 


Backpack: MAHI Leather



Let's take the road

by on May 29, 2018
We are leaving this weekend for a road trip adventure. Unlike these photos I will have a ride and would not have to walk on the sid...

Matt and I love hosting dinners at our house. I love trying out new recipes or making some that has been a classic dinner served when we have people over. One of the classics and most requested is the Paella. I've tweaked a recipe from a friend of ours and made it my own. I believed the key to a good paella is the stock you use. I make mine from scratch. See the full recipe below.  


Stock ingredients: Chicken bones, celery, carrots, onions, peppercorn, salt, & water

*The stock is boiled for at least 4 hours. I sometimes boil it up to 8 hours. I freeze my stock to make it last longer until I decide to use it. I always have stock sitting in the freezer incase I need it.

Paella ingredients: Chicken stock, Bomba rice or Arborio rice (alternative if you can't find Bomba rice), onions, pancetta, chorizo, chicken thighs, mussels, clams, prawns, green peas, powdered annatto (I use this instead of Saffron), salt and pepper to taste

*I try to make paella on a grill if possible. However, the stove also works you'll just have to make sure the heat is evenly distributed throughout your paella pan. Saute onions then add pancetta and chorizo. Then add chicken thighs. I usually crisp the chicken up then put it aside. Cook prawns half way and put aside. Add Bomba rice. Saute rice until a little brown then add the chicken, pancetta and chorizo. Add the annatto or saffron. Start by slowly adding your stock. You'll have to gradually add the stock. This takes time but makes the paella cook evenly and enriched with flavor. When the rice is almost cooked start adding the clams, mussels, prawns and green peas. Let it sit to simmer more. by the time the rice is fully cooked the clams and mussels will be open and ready. 

Please note the there are no exact measurements since I add ingredients as I go. I just cooked and try to feel for it. Let me know if you have any questions. :)







Recipes: Paella

by on May 22, 2018
Matt and I love hosting dinners at our house. I love trying out new recipes or making some that has been a classic dinner served when ...