Carmel & Monterey Treasures

Way back in October, we made a last minute decision to spend our first anniversary at the exact place we exchanged vows — Carmel-by-the-Sea. And by last minute, I mean we bid on plane tickets that morning, packed hastily, then flew down that afternoon. Best decision ever.

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Portlandia

Way back in September, we decided to spend a week in Portland — hipster land of craft beers, artisanal coffee, and Smith teas. Among the oddities spotted: an Asian kitsch home goods store selling someone’s stash of actual family portraits, leashed cats, and a night-time foursquare tournament on a public…

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