Colors of Pontignanello-Chianti

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, I’m taking it back to last year around this time, when Dave and I set out on our last Italian adventure before moving back to the States. We toured around Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany after harvest, but before all the vines were bare. Our stay in the little village of Pontignanello (in […]

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Girls Weekend in Seattle

beating the crowds // Pike Place Market

Earlier in October, I flew up to Seattle for a Girls Weekend with my fellow baseball fan Kate, who made the trip from Ohio. Kate and I met in Colorado in 2011, at a Rockies game (naturally) and became fast friends. Since neither of us had been to Safeco Field in Seattle, a weekend focused […]

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Last weekend, the family headed to Santa Cruz for a quick beach getaway and it couldn’t have come at a better time. After a productive (read: busy) week of work, it was such a treat to head out of town with Dave and my mom on Friday afternoon and disconnect for a few days. My […]

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Bologna: There for the Food


Emilia-Romagna is known for its foods and colorful markets and since Bologna is the capital, I was excited to visit. I’m going to be completely honest— my whole mission while visiting Bologna was to eat as much food as possible. And visit the markets. But mostly eating bolognese served in different forms. Tagliatelle, lasagne…if “insert-a-type-of-pasta-here […]

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