30th Birthday at Gonpachi Nishiazabu

Happy birthday to me! One of my favorite restaurants in Roppongi is Gonpachi Nishiazabu. The festive environment is perfect for a 30th birthday celebration. Everyone knows this restaurant for one reason, but what I love most is the staggered layout that forces you to get infectiously happy by other groups' celebrations as well. On this … Continue reading 30th Birthday at Gonpachi Nishiazabu

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Blue Note, Shibuya

This valentine's day was such a treat! Clint kept the entire evening a surprise, and I had no idea what to expect. My instructions were simply to dress up and be ready by 5. He drove me to Starbucks to pick up my favorite, matcha frappuccino and a seasonal specialty, sakura chiffon cake. We drove a good … Continue reading Blue Note, Shibuya

Texas Heat

Promptly after our departure from Korea, we started our vacation back home in Dallas, TX. It was 3.5 weeks of glorious foods, familiar culture, and most importantly, much-needed time with old friends and family. It was really nice to have Momma Do's cooking again. She made me my favorites, including: bun bo hue, egg rolls, … Continue reading Texas Heat