Channel Islands

My favorite holiday has and will always be Thanksgiving.  It's not only the food but also the family that makes it so special.  This is the only time of year that my family from Washington and Colorado gets together in California for a full week of fun that ranges from theme parks, escape rooms, movies, and of course, the annual

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A Beachy Birthday for Mom

Sometimes Cat and I like to just get out of town for a night.  When the urge arises we often jump down to La Jolla for a night to enjoy some great food and our favorite "secret" beach.  So we thought it would be a great place to take my mom for her birthday, and show her some of our

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Museum of Ice Cream

I scream, You scream, We all scream for ice cream!  The famous Museum of Ice Cream came to Los Angeles.  Think Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory meets ice cream.  You get to scratch a banana wall where it smells like bananas - instantly, I mustered up by best pretentious Veruca Salt impression and voiced, "Snozzberries!  Who ever heard of a

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Dîner en Blanc

For the second year in a row, Cat and I attended Dîner en Blanc; a worldwide dinner party. Diner en Blanc started in 1988 by François Pasquier.  He wanted to have a dinner with his friends outside in a public setting, so he asked that everyone wear white to make it easier to find each other.  The same group got together the

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Pi Day Anniversary

In honor of Pi Day (March 14th) and our anniversary, we baked our very first pie!  Though we love to cook, we are inexperienced bakers so it was a pleasant surprise when our blueberry pie came out edible (kind of liquidy, but pretty delicious). This past weekend, we also celebrated our one-year anniversary by hosting a dinner party as a

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Christmas Crafts 2015

For the second year in a row Cat and I (mostly Cat) are making small gifts for our friends and family to enjoy throughout the year. Last year it was Cajun spice and soup in a jar, and this year Cat has painstakingly crafted homemade Blackberry Vanilla Bourbon Jam.   Unlike last year, I was unable to come up with

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What to Bring on the Big Day

If you booked your flights/hotels already, you should have received a care package of gifts to assist you with the trip!  Among those items, please also bring the following on Saturday, March 14th at 10:00AM at the Champ de Mars park: 1. Breakfast (i.e., croissant, baguette , cheese) 2. Beverages (i.e., coffee, wine - the restaurant after the ceremony allows

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Happy New Year!

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we better start the first breakfast of 2015 with something especially delicious. http://vimeo.com/115819691 From our home to yours....we hope you all had a very merry Christmas and an amazing new year!  We definitely will as we count down the days to the wedding!

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Bridal Shower

Unexpected showers of rain, countless handmade decorations, fresh baked pastries, a whirlwind of vendors....what could go wrong?  Well, absolutely nothing.  My wonderful bridesmaids ensured that I would have the most perfect bridal shower, and they delivered!  I'm the luckiest bride-to-be because these creative women fulfilled my every requests and wishes (no matter how crazy it sounded).  Josie, the maid-of-honor, even

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Bridal Shower Etsy Gift Registry

I have been notified by my Maid of Honor that the bridal shower invitations will be mailed shortly this week.  For those asking about the gift registry, please go to the below link or search on Etsy for the registery "Cat Tran and Rich Lenke": http://www.etsy.com/registry/MjM3Nzk2MXwxMDU1NDIxMA/ Thank you in advance for your attendance and gifts!

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