Travels, part 1

photo by Natalie Davis An amazing trip to Portland, OR to visit good friends, relax, be inspired, and recharged. There was an epic amount of food, laughing, restaurant browsing, and window shopping at some of the smartest retail outlets I've ever been to.

photo by Natalie Davis

I didn't think it was possible, but Portland lived up to the hype. I am scheming ways to get back there next summer, as August is really the best time to escape Austin for a cooler climate.

photo by Natalie Davis

Dinner at Lenoir

Dinner at Lenoir A few weeks ago we spent an amazing evening at Lenoir on S. 1st. Thanks to some brilliant serendipity, we managed to sample every plate on the menu, and each course outshone the other. We had impeccable service and shared a great bottle of wine.

Dinner at Lenoir

Adjusting to the food scene in Austin has taken some time after living in California, but Lenoir hit all the right notes. I am so happy to see (and taste) how much Austin has grown as a culinary city in the past few years.