San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

I went to a wedding in San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico with Greg this past weekend.  As the Huffington Post correctly points out, it’s not easy to get to–unless you live in Los Angeles–but it’s a magical place, especially for a wedding!  Bright yellow and brick-colored buildings line the narrow cobblestone streets, each with unique, carved, wooden doors.  Below are photographs that I took around Parroquía San Miguel Arcángel, at the Mercado de Artesanias, and near La Parada, where we had some amazing ceviche!

© Sarah Milstein 2015

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Horsing Around, Half Moon Bay

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Chinatown, San Francisco

My dear friend from college and I met up for dim sum in Chinatown at Bund Shanghai, and shared a few things, the most memorable of which were the Hot and Sour Soup and Crab and Pork Meat Soup Dumpling (my favorite, but I always manage to burn my mouth).

Bund Shanghai, 640 Jackson Street, San Francisco, California 94133.

Blue Bottle Coffee, San Francisco

San Francisco sure knows you to haze a girl.  After being in the city for less than 24 hours, I got a parking ticket, my back car window was shattered, and my car was ransacked.  Fortunately, the vandals were nice enough to leave most of my things, including my favorite jacket, and they even left me a cinnamon roll.  Delicious.

Since then, however, things have brightened up.  The car repair shop took a liking to me and not only let me leave my car overnight, but also gave me 50% off.  I also discovered Blue Bottle Coffee.  I’d heard of it before, and seen photos of their drinks, but I got to experience it first hand yesterday.  Despite the fact that Blue Bottle has multiple locations, I somehow managed to find my way to the Kiosk location.  I must say, this was one of the best lattes I’ve had.  In an alley no less.  (I wasn’t as excited about the cookie.)

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk, 315 Linden St., San Francisco, California 94102.

Check out their website for their other locations.

© Sarah Milstein 2013

Morocco, Better Late Than Never

I went to Morocco last September as part of a guided tour with Access Trips, and absolutely loved our guides and the window they gave us into Morocco.  Below are a handful of photographs I took on the trip.

On the road to Essaouira.

Assouss Argan CooperativeI probably bought more argan products here than I needed.  Okay, I definitely did.  But the women breaking the argan shells and grinding the nuts with mortars and pestles worked so hard, were so kind, and even let us try for ourselves.  It was hard not to indulge.

Village of Anrar in the Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountains.  We stayed at Riad Kasbah Omar.  The rooms were beautiful, the people hospitable, warm, and welcoming.  The Riad has an open air kitchen where we learned to make a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes.  A definite place to stay if you are in the Ourika Valley.

Tnine Ourika.  Market in Tnine Ourika.

Marrakesh.

© Sarah Milstein 2013