kind of. . . sam and i would LOVE to travel to paris, italy, spain, portugal etc etc, but for now and for various reasons, it is not the right time. . . this weekend we are up in the sonoma/napa area for a wedding. such a beautiful part of california. for some reason, sam and i have dubbed it our french trip (i think a lot of it has to do with my new hair do, i think it looks french. . .), so we have been speaking with a french accent (although mine tends to go between persian and spanish more than french), we have been trying to find patisseries & boulangeries, enjoyed the amazing movie, chocolat with a bottle of cotes du i forget where, but it was good and had an adorable hen on the label, visited a gorgeous sidewalk flower stand and enjoyed a leisurely lunch at k&l bistro today. it has been so much fun to have our own little secret theme, and seriously, hearing sam say patisserie in a cute accent with his sweater vest is just too much.
the meadows flower market in oakland on college avenue
la farine bakery in oakland (try the morning buns or the ham and cheese pastry, OMG)
k & l bistro (amazing lamb and favra bean pot pie was the lunchtime special of the day, YUM)
more to come. . .