30 by 30: Travelling Internationally Myself


When I decided in 2015 to check more things on my 30 list, I wanted to travel internationally by myself. Back in 2014, I spent 2 weeks, mostly by myself, traveling to the East Coast. It was an amazing experience – very freeing. I could do what I wanted to, eat when and where I wanted, and saw whomever I wanted to. I wanted that experience, but in a different country this time.

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Baking: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


For my final holiday cookie that I made for my friends, I decided to go with a definite holiday cookie – peppermint! I found these awesome peppermint chips when I was home home (aka Orange County) for Thanksgiving.  When I made it back up to SF, I thought chocolate + peppermint = great cookie combination.

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Baking: Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies


As the holiday season falls close, I needed to start baking for my friends as a part of their Christmas presents. To decide what to bake, I searched a ton of website and decided on three. The first of three was the Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie. Apparently, there is a myth related to the cookie.   Based on the Neiman Marcus website, it was because a woman was charged $250 for a cookie recipe – when she had thought it would cost $2.50. Because of that, she’d share it with the world.  Continue reading “Baking: Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies”