How is our Move to Reno treating us?

/ July 26, 2018


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



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

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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 ...




Who does not love a cute chic bag to carry around? Although I need a big bag to carry all my work goodies I sometimes carry another bag (small cute one) with me while carrying a bigger bag. It definitely completes an outfit and it won't hurt your shoulders from having to carry a lot of weight. I've been on a bag shopping spree lately. I noticed I just kept buying small bags. I've fallen in love with them. One example is this one from Radley London. I'm loving the touch of rose gold which gives you that elegance when you might need it. 



Thank you Radley London



Statement bag

by on May 17, 2018
Who does not love a cute chic bag to carry around? Although I need a big bag to carry all my work goodies I sometimes carry a...


I remember when I was in my teens I started hating backpacks. I wanted to be a lady and carry a handbag even when I had to carry heavy books to school. As you all know I opened a women's clothing shop and have been extra busy than usual. I was thinking to myself I should get a good back where I can carry all the stuff I need to work so it would be to difficult. I used to carry my french market bag which I loved and will always love. However, I carry a lot of items. I have my laptop, change, paperwork and all that good stuff you have to carry when you're a business owner. I kept complaining of how heavy my bag was. Matt told me get a backpack and I said eh I don't know. I want something stylish and chic.Recently, I discovered MAHI Leather. They have good quality products and I found a backpack that's stylish enough for me yet convenient for my needs. I carry this bag almost everyday to my shop. If you ever see me in midtown Reno NV I am carrying this bag. 

 Thank you MAHI Leather



Carry me!

by on May 04, 2018
I remember when I was in my teens I started hating backpacks. I wanted to be a lady and carry a handbag even when I had to carry he...