Growing succulents is a fun hobby that was introduced to me by Jennifer, my BFF and a succulent addict. They don’t require a lot of space, which is great for an apartment dweller like myself. There’s so many varieties to collect and trade or share with friends. Here is a quick intro to caring for indoor succulents and tips and tricks from Jennifer to get you started. Continue reading
4 countries, 5 cities, and 7 hotels in 21 days–our honeymoon, in a nutshell. It’s a pretty ambitious itinerary, but I did something similar 10 years ago. Continue reading
Lands End Trail in San Francisco is an easy, scenic hike that offers breathtaking views of the ocean and Golden Gate Bridge (on a sunny day, that is). Continue reading
Last weekend we watched a musical production of The Little Mermaid in San Jose. It was my favorite Disney movie as a child (until Beauty and the Beast came out two years later) and I’ve always been a little obsessed with mermaids. The singing and acting were superb, but I was underwhelmed by the set design, costumes, and dance numbers. In particular, ‘Under the Sea’ could have been a LOT more extravagant and lavish. Ursula as a pun-dropping wannabe-comedian was pretty amusing, as were the eels Flotsam and Jetsam on roller-skates and with blindingly bright light flashing from their bodies. And most astonishingly, the lead Bety Le is Asian! Hooray for diversity!
A figurehead is a decorative carving, usually of a female figure, on the prow of a ship.