Island Getaways + Summer Links

August 14, 2016

My holiday this year was a last minute mash-up of a bunch of little ideas thrown together that just kind of worked. This year the family opted out of planning a big annual to-do, since we’re looking ahead to next summer and planning a big Europe stint to celebrate my next *big* birthday (but hey, they are ALL big aren’t … Read More

ShiraIsland Getaways + Summer Links

Travel: A Few Days in Portland Oregon

July 30, 2013

I know I’ve shared this before in the past few weeks, but it needs to be repeated that after last summer’s epic trip to France, this year is all about the small things – smaller trips, smaller impact, and certainly, smaller expenses. We haven’t the means to travel like we did last summer all the time, and it is precisely … Read More

ShiraTravel: A Few Days in Portland Oregon

On Simplicity & The Perfect Food: Avocado Toast

May 3, 2013

If we really are what we eat, then I might very well be just this. The most simple & obvious pairing that seems almost too simple to share, but to me, this most classic combo easily represents the very best in food (and in life) summed up in just two ingredients. After all, isn’t this precisely what we want from … Read More

ShiraOn Simplicity & The Perfect Food: Avocado Toast

On Travel, Family, and Photos from The Big Island, Hawaii

April 5, 2013

Getting away is surely a luxury in this world, and one that should be thoroughly revered & enjoyed. Growing up, my family had not the means for such things as air travel, and despite this I can still recall as vividly as yesterday the many exciting road trips we took as kids, and think to how they must have saved … Read More

ShiraOn Travel, Family, and Photos from The Big Island, Hawaii

Kona, Hawaii: Mission accomplished & a Light Green Smoothie

March 26, 2013

Well folks, we made it! Here we sit in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, ready for just over a week of family chill time here on Hawaii’s biggest island. I’m tucked away here enjoying the view from the deck of our best friends vacation home, and as usual, am feeling so incredibly grateful for the good people in our lives. … Read More

ShiraKona, Hawaii: Mission accomplished & a Light Green Smoothie