Friday, April 18, 2014

Polpette at Barbacco - SF 7x7

Restaurant: Barbacco
Dish: Polpette
Verdict: Delicious


On Tuesday, I headed over to Barbacco to meet my sweet friend Melissa from Serving Seconds to cross off yet another SF Big Eat 7x7 dish! We decided to order a few dishes off of the menu and share them. 

We ordered:
Roasted pears/ prosciutto de parma bruschette
Kale salad/ apple/ golden raisins/ almonds/ pecorino salad
brussels sprouts fried in duck fat/ capers/ anchovy/ red wine vinaigrette
Polpette - Sicilian meatballs with raisins and pine nuts/ braised chard/ tomato sugo

Woe, everything was mouth-watering delicious! The polpette has a little kick at the end, nothing that I couldn't handle (any spicier, I would have been crying and drinking milk).

I definitely recommend this restaurant! It is a little more casual than Perbacco (one of my favorites in SF)!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

RNL Beach Bodies and Inspiring Youtube Videos


As promised, by the title, I want to share with you all that my sweet friend Melissa (Yes, I only am friends with Melissa's...seriously...ok, not really, but pretty close!) from Real Nutrition Living is offering a free Beach Body Consultation! Check it out!

I had my consultation last month and it was really helpful. I am feeling more accountable and confident! She listened to my concerned and helped me work through some different options on how to eat healthier. I definitely recommend working with the lovely Melissa! She really knows her stuff!

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And on to this very very inspiring video! I mean, who doesn't love a good TedTalk!?


Happy Thursday! :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Sunday in Napa

I spent Sunday with two of my best friends (and some new friends) in Napa. We stopped at 4 wineries and had a blast. The weather was warm, the sky was clear and blue, the wine was-a-flowing and the company was awesome!

We started our wine tour at Sequoia Grove. We all brought picnic-y foods ate and caught up and then tasted a few of their wines. 

 



 

 Our second stop was at V. Sattui. I didn't taste at this location because they are known for having sweeter wines and that just isn't really my thing. V. Sattui was crazy busy because they have a ton of outside seating as well as a small market and a BBQ outside. It is very kid friendly. 

Our third stop was to Sterling. At Sterling, you hop in a gondola and ride it up to the actual winery where you taste the wines and go on a little self-guided walking tour. The views were spectacular!

 


After Sterling we ran over to Rombauer (it was 4:30 and they closed at 5) and squeezed in a very quick tasting. I enjoy their wines and the winery grounds are beautiful. Keep in mind that if you visit this winery, the signage is very small and hard to spot if you don't know where you are going! 

After wine tasting, we headed to Oxbow Market to have dinner. We sat on the patio and at dinner and enjoyed some more drinks at the Kitchen Door while we enjoyed the setting sun. 






It was an awesome day! I can't wait for summer time so we can go more frequently!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Randoms

-- I listened to an interview with President Jimmy Carter on the radio that was really interesting! Check it out And I am definitely going to add his book to my reading list! 

-- Love this article, especially #27: Stop trying to be everything to everyone. So true!

--  Awesome, awesome, awesome commercial!


-- I would love to have been on this flight! Love how creative this is!


-- This video made me laugh and it is also so true...of course I can only think of it as being a kid..but still!!



Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Seconds of Summer

On Friday afternoon, one of our office managers, who has a clear view of the street, runs to the area I sit in to let us know that there are hundreds of teenaged girls standing outside... (we work across the street from a big building that acts as the home to a few bay area radio and tv stations)

Anyway, of course, a bunch of us run out to see who it is and witness the excitement on the street. We find out that the band is called 5 Seconds of Summer and they are performing a private concert for the radio station across the street. We get the information, and go back inside to watch from behind the window. All of a sudden the girls are running down the street toward the corner and they are all screaming and giddy. We rush outside just in time to see two big black suburbans turn the corner and drive down into the garage under the building all while the screaming increases along with the girls jumping up and down and taking photos.

We walk across the street and check in with the teens and they told us that the band drove by and rolled their window down...like ohmygawd

The band is now inside and there is not much more action, so we walked back to the office followed by a group of about 10 girls. We asked them about the band they are Australian, we asked which song to youtube She looks so perfect, we asked if they are better then One Direction Umm, yes, and we asked why they weren't in school I just didn't go.

During our very educational conversation, they were looking through their photos and one of them captured a picture from behind the suburban with an arm sticking out. 
Girl 1: Oh my god, how did you get that photo??!
Me: Well, I want to see!
Picture girl: It may not look like a lot to you, but it means a lot to us...

Well, of course it does you sweet thing! 

If you have (1) heard of this band and (b) listened to this song you are way ahead of most of our office. Now, let me leave you with their top-hit video...watch the entire thing...you won't be disappointed!


Now on to when the band left...screaming and yelping was coming from outside which meant only one thing: the band was leaving. We run outside. There were screams, tears, thumbs ups and jumping....I may have screamed and jumped...I did not shed a tear though....right?




(who knew I could make a gif on my phone..!?)


Merry Monday!