Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Buster!

My little puppy is now two years old! He's living it up this summer away on the farm. I will get to see him real soon!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Last Week in Philly

I just finished an amazing internship at Red Tettemer + Partners. Now I'm packing up and getting ready to leave this wonderful city.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Philly Food Trucks

Iron Chef and restauranteur Jose Garces opened the Guapos Tacos food truck earlier this spring. I found the truck today in Love Park and had amazing short rib tacos. Sweet Box Cupcakes also parked close by and I tried her strawberry creme cupcakes. Cupcakes + Tacos officially makes the best lunch ever. Follow @GuaposTacos and @SweetBoxTruck to find out where they'll be next.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday Gift: Cutting Board

My sister has been to and lived in quite a few places. She has actually uttered the phrase, "I'm going to fit in a quick trip to Guatemala this weekend." So, I decided to make her a birthday present that celebrates her adventurous spirit. I designed an image featuring some of her favorite places, then I had Printfection print my image onto a glass cutting board.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

California Vacation: Old Oakland Farmers' Market

When I lived in the bay area, I visited the Oakland Farmers' Market every Friday. The market was located right outside my office, so it was impossible for me to forget about it. I took my dad there to stock up on vegetables for our trip. We went a little crazy and bought some random things, but how can anyone turn down huge bunches of mint leaves for only $1? I also introduced my dad to the French guy's bakery stand. The almond croissants were even better than what I remembered.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

California Vacation: Mendocino

We spent our last few nights at The Whale Watch House in Mendocino. The house had an amazing ocean view with a few whales sightings. Right up the road was the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and beautiful hiking trails. A very relaxing weekend indeed!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

California Vacation: Sonoma Valley

My parents are not big wine drinkers. In fact, my dad usually puckers his lips in disgust after having a sip of any sort of wine. My sister took us to her favorite tasting room to sample Muscardni and Ty Canton wines. After more than a few tastes, my father was suddenly trying to convince me that we should go in on a case of wine together. I agreed, and Ty Canton the winemaker signed our purchase and watched as we tried to fit the 12+ bottles of wine into my sister's fully packed Volkswagen Rabbit. My dad was a champ and carried most of the bottles in his lap during our 3 drive to Mendocino.

California Vacation: Oakland Athletics Game

We started our Johnson Family Vacation off by heading to the Oakland A's game. The weather was unusually sunny in Oakland, so my unprotected Norwegian arms suffered a slight sunburn. We had amazing seats thanks to my former boss. The A's did not end up beating the Tampa Bay Rays, but it was an exciting game.