Tag: california

pasadena joyful heart travel
California, California, Destinations, Reviews


Pasadena, California While house-sitting in Highland Park, I decided that I really needed to buy some clothes. Since I wasn’t in the mood to deal with traffic or crowds, I headed to Pasadena. I was there for dinner a couple of years ago and always meant to go back and learn more […]

los angeles joyful heart travel
California, Destinations

Los Angeles

I love Los Angeles! The weather, the food, the scene, the vegetation, the wildlife, the different neighborhoods … I love it all. On a recent visit, this was my usual morning experience: Eat breakfast, then walk my son’s dogs to a hipster coffee shop for a delicious cup of joe. (Oh, that’s another […]

Review: First Crush, San Francisco
California, Reviews

Review: First Crush, San Francisco

Review: First Crush, San Francisco ♥♥♥♥ We went to First Crush for dinner on a Monday night around 7:00. This small restaurant was almost full and really bustling. There were exactly two tables left, so had we waited any longer we would have been out of luck. I chose this restaurant […]

Review: Kin Khao, San Francisco, Joyful Heart Trave
California, Reviews

Review: Kin Khao, San Francisco

Review: Kin Khao, San Francisco ♥♥♥♥ First a bit of background before I get to my review: I spent most of my life in Northern Virginia, where Thai restaurants are as ubiquitous as Starbucks, and even the bad Thai restaurants are good. I honestly didn’t know that it was possible […]