Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Oh No! Jenny's Big 3-0!

Jenny is joining me in the 30s club next week and we celebrated her birthday with our friends on Saturday in the city. We started out with a yummy brunch at Town's End, followed by a short bike ride in Crissy Field/Golden Gate Bridge =P, tried out a new French restaurant called Chouchou, and finished the night off with Carol's signature Lemon Cupcakes. Food, friends and cupcakes: you can't go wrong with that!

These were delicious! Thanks Dan for holding up the basket for me =)

The muffins were so good that the bird is calling his friends over..

Carol just bought a new iPhone. Still trying to figure out the phone.

The newly engaged couple! Great shot Shirin!

Jenny helping us taste the wine.

Oh yeah, they were delicious!!!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Audrey & Harsha | E-Session at Half Moon Bay

Audrey and I go way back. Back to my very first day of undergrad years at Cal. I met Audrey at our College of Chemistry orientation and we've been great friends ever since.

Audrey and Harsha are getting married in September and I got a chance to take some engagement photos for them in Half Moon Bay where Harsha proposed. Here are some of my favorites...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Seattle | Travel

When the Warren's travel, you expect lots of outdoor activities. When the Lo's travel, you expect lots of eating activities. So when the Warren's and the Lo's travel together, you expect all of the above and a whole lot of photo shooting. That's exactly what we did this past Memorial weekend as we spent three days in beautiful Seattle.

We were so lucky to have picked a gorgeous weekend to travel to Seattle. Blue clear skies, cool enough in the morning for a hot latte, hot enough in the afternoon for an iced mocha. Oh yeah, we also did lots of coffee drinking.

We spent the first day kayaking in Bainbridge Island, a small island 35min ferry ride away from Seattle. After that, we headed straight to Mora Iced Creamery. Check out the website, it makes you want to eat ice cream immediately. We enjoyed the evening eating at Il Bistro in Pike's Place and I had one of the best cioppinos ever! The seafood was so good that even Shea chose Halibut over a vegetarian pasta.

The next morning, we ate a delicious brunch at Volunteer Park Cafe, and then rented bikes and rode for 1.5 hours straight to Safeco Park, just in time for the Giants vs. Mariners game. You read that right, the Lo's rode bikes, and rode them for 1.5 hrs. After the game, we had the best coffee of the trip at Zeitgeist Coffee. It was recommended by Susan, a fellow coffee lover, and we weren't disappointed at all. After a visit to the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum, we spent the rest of the night soaking in Seattle from the top of the Space Needle.

The highlight of this trip, for the Lo's at least, was the Food Tour at Pike Place. Savor Seattle Food Tour is ranked #1 activity in Seattle and when I saw this, it was a done deal. We spent the two hours walking from one end of Pike Place Market to the other end, tasting the greatest hits of Pike Place. (From smoked salmon, award-winning clam chowder to Beecher's Mac and Cheese and Chukar Cherries). It was definitely the best and most delicious way to end the trip.

The "original" Starbucks at Pike Place Market
(but not the "first" Starbucks according to the food tour)

Shea and Brandon trying to mimic Brandon's t-shirt

On the ferry to Bainbridge Island

These poochies made us miss Sally and Brody.
Ok, the golden made the Warren's miss Brody even more.

Brandon carefully analyzes his pictures

Sometimes you turn around and you can't find Brandon anywhere.
That's because he is laying by the water fountain trying to capture the Space Needle!

Brandon sharing his Mora Ice Cream with us!

Jenny is really enjoying her pear sorbert.

Brandon and Shea looking for some new shades

Volunteer Park Cafe - Food was delicious!

We walked around the entire ball park to find the famous "Ichiroll"!
That's right, sushi named after Ichiro!

Andy helping out at Pioneer Square

Brandon, a guitarist himself, really enjoyed the EMP.

Rachel the Pig ... and her behind!

The morning briefing at Pike Place Fish.

The mini-donuts were absolutely amazing. Perfect way to start the food tour.

The Gum Wall at Post Alley

Just when I was going to buy 12 pack of gum to put my name up, I spotted this. FOBs are everywhere!

You can check out more pictures at http://www.andylo.smugmug.com/



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