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The Ultimate Food and Music Guide to San Francisco

November 11th, 2013

We’ve done a number of City Guides here on Turntable Kitchen, and the other day, as I was taking a stroll through Golden Gate Park, I realized that I’ve never actually done a City Guide for the city that I live in. The one I’ve lived in for the past 8+ years! How crazy is […]

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San Francisco’s Inner Sunset Neighborhood

August 12th, 2013 Hollow SF

I’ve been living in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco for nearly 10 years (what?!) and the reaction I get from people when I tell them where I live has gone from, “Where is that?” to “I love that area! I want to live there!” It’s been strange and satisfying to hear my hood […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Tokyo and Kyoto

July 24th, 2013 Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Tokyo and Kyoto

Last month, Matt and I were presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to go to Japan on an ‘inspiration trip.’ We were selected to join a small group of creative influencers as part of UGG Australia‘s Creative Council. You can read more about that here and watch a little video that UGG Australia’s team […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Nashville, Tennessee

June 18th, 2013

Although we just returned from a trip to Japan, my Nashville City Guide has been a long time coming, so I’m finally sharing it (don’t worry, Japan is soon to come!). Nashville has been on my ‘to-do’ list as a city to visit for quite some time. I must admit that country is probably my […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Louisville, KY

April 25th, 2013

A few months ago, I was flipping through Flipboard (ha!) on my iPad in bed when I came across Lonely Planet’s list of Top 10 US travel destinations. The number one place on their list? Louisville, Kentucky. I yelled out to Matt, who was brushing his teeth in the bathroom to relay my curiosity about […]

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Turntable Kitchen City Guide: Mendocino, California

March 26th, 2013

One of my favorite things about living in the Bay Area is being only a few hours’ drive away from some truly magical places. Getting away for a long weekend isn’t quite as easy with a baby (though we certainly aren’t cutting travel out of our lives; we’ve just accepted that it’s a little more […]

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Turntable Kitchen’s Guide to Sicily

July 23rd, 2012

The Sicilian sun is very hot. Or, perhaps it is the combination of the sun and the dry winds that blow in from Africa. Sicily is located at the tip of Italy’s ‘boot’ and parts of it are actually geographically closer to Tunisia than Rome. I knew this before I went there, but only when […]

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Colombia: It Might Not Be What You’ve Heard

August 14th, 2011

Some of you may know that I recently took a 10 day trip to Colombia, a country in Northern South America, which is bordered by Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil and Peru. It was a last minute decision, to be honest. After going back and forth about whether or not we’d even have enough vacation time to go […]

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New Orleans City Guide, Plus Local Pairing

September 29th, 2010

Well hello there, friends. I’ve missed you! Summer has come and gone but suddenly REAL summer has arrived. The Indian Summer we here in San Francisco have all been waiting for. Last week, I spent an amazing weekend with girlfriends in New Orleans, where I ate, ate, and ate (and didn’t sleep much). I haven’t […]

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Portland and Oregon Roadtrip, City Guide

July 12th, 2010

You know when you look forward to something so much that you start a mental countdown in your head months in advance? Everything else is framed in the context of this upcoming event: “Yes, two weeks from now we’ll be going to so-and-so’s birthday, and then the weekend right after is our trip!” I had […]

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