Our World | Oldest starbucks store

Look at the crowd here. You might wonder why people are taking pictures of a Starbucks cafe, and why the ‘Starbucks Mermaid’ looks different. Those who are from Seattle or who have been there will tell you that this is not just any ‘Starbucks’ store. The guidebooks and brochures call… Read>>

Solvang’s Danish Deliciousness

What-to-Eat; Where-to-eat in Solvang Just as popular as the Danish architecture and windmills, are the Danish pastries you find in Solvang. My visit to this small town in Central California turned out to also be a window into Danish food, too.  The Danish pastries are one of the attractions of… Read>>

Looking for the Best Fish Company?

  We love our Fish and Chips. We love Clam Chowder, too. And now we know of a place in Southern Washington that serves really good stuff – both Fish and Chips and Chowder. I’m quite certain Pacific Northwest Best Fish Company will disappoint few. We first heard of this… Read>>

Treat yourself to Thai Cuisine (in Pacifica)

A Tipsy-from-the-trip recommendation: Chicken Satay Pad Thai Fried Rice If you are visiting Pacifica, CA and if you like Thai Food, I suggest you try out Pacifica Thai Cuisine in between your beach-hopping. We found this restaurant on a travel app and decided to try it out as it seemed… Read>>

A gourmet fete; of all things Garlic

Less than an hour’s drive from the Capital of Silicon Valley* is the Garlic Capital of the World – Gilroy. Gilroy and garlic are almost synonymous. Gilroy, California is known for its garlic cultivation, garlic processing and its famous Garlic Festival that takes place in the summer.      … Read>>

A first time at strawberry picking

It was going to be a sunny Sunday, said the weather forecast. So we thought we should spend the day out; maybe visit one of the places on our constantly growing list of places to check out. Now if you live in the San Francisco Bay area, you are spoilt… Read>>

Wine tasting; Sterling Style

If there’s one wine-tasting affair that prominently stands out from the rest, it is the one at Sterling Winery in Calistoga. It’s not the wine tasting alone that is different, but the locale, the building and the cable journey that adds to the overall experience. Sterling Winery sits atop a… Read>>

Swirl, smell, sip at Picchetti

American Independence day, they say is best celebrated with hot dogs and ice cream or barbecued food. I beg to differ, given that I chose to celebrate the 4 of July that just went by, with Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Merlot among other exotic tastes, at an idyllic location tucked… Read>>