Come Away with Me: Calistoga

I keep pushing it with “one more trip” before I go into labor! I couldn’t imagine not celebrating our 6th year anniversary (when we started dating) and Valentine’s, especially when there are options like Calistoga, an area of Napa, known for its natural springs and mud baths. Unfortunately, we found out that it’s not advised for pregnant women to participate. I decided to still keep with our plans and at least get away for the weekend to explore the town. I know what you’re thinking, what else is there to do when you’re in wine country but drink?!

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New Kid on the Block: Jordan Porter

Nuts are not allowed in our house. After meeting my husband about 6 years ago, I stopped eating nuts (for the most part) and keeping any products with nuts in the house. It’s too dangerous with his nut allergy to risk it. But all rules are meant to be broken, right? That’s what happened when Jordan Porter introduced me to her Nola Bars. I snuck a box home and kept them hidden from my husband! Keep reading to tour her desk and get her Grain-Free Carrot Cake Muffins recipe too!

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Ai Weiwei Exhibit at Alcatraz Isaland

Currently, Alcatraz Island tickets will get you free entrance to its Large: Ai Wei Wei art exhibit. I had never been to Alcatraz Island, also known as The Rock (not the actor), which made this even more of an interesting day excursion for us. Prior to this day, I had read literature my friend left on my desk about the island and its history of escapes to get myself psyched up.

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