After a lifetime of embracing my Sephardic heritage—mostly in the form of endless flakey, cheese-filled Turkish pastries—my sister and I decided it was time to give the stage to our Eastern European ancestry for a change. We had been searching for an opportunity to host a pop-up dinner… Read More
Hygge [hyɡə]: The art of building sanctuary and community, inviting closeness, and paying attention to what makes us feel open-hearted and alive.
Sweet smells. Drive through the city. Bikers on the Wiggle. Charred rosemary. Rye. Old friend. Stories, stories, stories. Scotch. Quiet apartment. Warm air. New friend on Haight. Old friend on Haight. Two shots of espresso. Golden Gate. Buffalos. Unplanned run-ins. Cheese rolls. Sun. Leon Bridges. Old boats. Eucalyptus.… Read More
I couldn’t think of a better way to salute the summer than by basking in some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest with my family for four days. The Doe Bay Resort and Retreat, tucked in the woods on the eastern shore of beautiful Orcas Island, is basically summer camp for adults.… Read More
This past May, I had the privilege of traveling to Paris for a week with my family for a distant cousin’s Bar Mitzvah celebration. My great great uncle Yair Tarica and his wife Victoria started a family there in the early 1900s, around the same time my great… Read More
How wonderful to spend 5 hours in a room full of strangers just as shameless about taking food photos as me. Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt, and her husband Gabe Rodriguez, a wedding and portrait photographer, taught this lovely food photography workshop a few… Read More