Posts tagged ‘san francisco’

Stephanie teaches me how to make her signature salad also known as Stephanie’s salad.  Stephanie and I met through Nicolle shortly after I moved back to San Francisco.  She’s hilarious and we probably wouldn’t have crossed lives without having Nicolle as a mutual friend.  Thanks again for teaching me how to make such a delicious meal!!

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My friend Ashley is a woman with many talents so when it came to deciding what to teach me there were many options to choose from. She’s an amazing cook and sInce we are now fully into fall (which is bananas), she decided to go with an autumn theme of teaching a variety ways to use pumpkins and squash besides just carving them for decoration.  I loved these simple recipes and definitely will be incorporating them in my future Halloween and Thanksgiving parties.  Thanks Ashley for sharing your skills in the kitchen!

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Last week, my friends at Cerveceria de MateVeza organized an amazing event where they rented an SF Muni cable car and invited 40 people to hop on and enjoy the evening filled with music, beers and good times while cruising around the city at sunset.  I brought my mic along figuring I would be surrounded by friends and knew this would be a great situation to learn something.  What happened next, I could not have predicted.  Following my friend, Abby’s suggestion, I approached Chu and we became fast friends. He is such an awesome guy and was totally all about the group having a good time.

Operating and riding around the cable car that night was yet another reminder of why San Francisco is such a special place with really lovely and fun people.  I will admit that my transition to SF from NYC has not been the easiest but these experiences help make me realize that the best is yet to come.  Thanks again to the guys at Cerveceria.  You all should like their FB page and make sure to stop by and grab a beer if you’re in SF.  Also, I’d love to thank San Francisco for providing this awesome muni ride service.  You really outdid yourself with this one:)

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This was one of the ultimate impromtu FWB episodes.  I brought my mic along to my friend, Patty’s going away party in Dolores Park because I made a plan to make a video with my friend, Kyle. Lo and behold, Polly was in town from NYC and attending Patty’s party (they went to college together).  While waiting for Kyle, we were catching up and she started explaining what her lesson would be.  I quickly stopped her and got out my IPhone to make it happen. Polly and I met through friends (Patty and co) during my first run in SF and it was so great to see her and have her participate in FWB in one of our favorite places in the city.  I love and totally appreciate her enthusiasm for FWB which was so encouraging and awesome to hear.  She’s definitely a natural in front of the camera;)  Thanks Polly for being so fun and proving that SF is such a special place that we’ll always have no matter where we live in the world.

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Bi introduces me to his favorite Banh Mi place in San Francisco, Saigon Sandwich.  I was super excited about his idea to deconstruct the Banh Mi because it’s an amazing sandwich which a lot of people don’t know about and I’ve been craving one for a really long time.  My friend, Liz, introduced me to Banh Mi when I moved to Brooklyn in 2010.  Since then, I’ve been hooked and eating four different sandwiches at one time was pretty stellar.

I’ve known of Bi for years but it wasn’t until after he met all of my other friends that we finally connected.  Here’s the timeline: Bi met Ashley and Tracy at Nicolle’s birthday party a while ago.  They all hit it off and when my friends from Canton came to visit the girls in SF, Bi met and became friends with them.  I heard a lot about this Bi but never got to meet him until I moved back to SF.  We’ve hung out a bunch since then and I now know why all my friends love him.  Bi is such a great person and I’m lucky to finally get to experience it for myself.  Thanks Bi for exposing me to SF’s best food and of course for being awesome.

And yes, I apologize for the poor angles.  It’s time to invest in tripod.  My lamp with tape tripod is failing me.

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When I moved back to San Francisco, I was lucky enough to move in with my friend, Sheila and her dog, Ginger.  Ginger is a rescue dog with the biggest heart.  She spends half her time on her hind legs and loves to love. She is definitely top ten cutest dogs in SF.   I knew I had to get Ginger on FWB and when I discovered her spot on impersonation of a siren, it was on.  Every time a fire truck went by, I would be scrambling to get my phone and praying that she was feeling it that day.  Thanks GG for showing me your skills and being a constant reminder to live in the moment and always have fun.

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Ashley is one of my very good friends from high school who lives in San Francisco.  We went through many potential FWB lessons and finally after visiting her amazing and well decorated apartment, it was decided.  Ashley would teach me how to properly fold a towel.  She learned this folding technique from her friend, Jen, and now she passed on the goodness so we can all learn how to consistently fold a towel like Martha Stewart. Today, my roommate even made a comment about how well I folded my towels.  Benefits!  So, I suggest you all try to learn this simple folding technique.  Thanks, Ash for legit changing my future in towel folding.  Much love.


My friend, Tracy, came into town for work from SF and was able to stay with me for the weekend.  We grew up in the same area of town and have been friends since first grade.  It was great learning her margarita recipe and I will definitely use it in the future.  This video was made after a really fun night of dinner and drinks and then a full day of enoying Brooklyn, so we were a little tired but we pulled through and made it happen. Thanks again Tray!!!!