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California Dreamin’

Last week, I was lucky enough to be able to take a much needed break in warm hot, sunny, Southern California. I napped frolicked on the beach… 

and fervently prayed that my pasty skin (which has had practically NO exposure to the sun’s rays in over 6 months) would NOT burn. 

I relaxed and did some yoga (combined with weights and cardio) that left my abs and butt screaming for days…

ate “Tijuana” tacos with endless tortilla chips and salsa, and Korean fusion tacos from a truck…

indulged in egg bennys (with braised pork belly and crabcake- don’t worry, it was two separate meals) and those obsession-inducing warm raspberry millet muffins…

hung out with wonderfully dear old friends, caught up with cousins, celebrated the union between two deeply in love, and bonded with a new (canine) friend (cutie!).

I was having SUCH a good time driving around with the windows down (at 80 mph! which was often JUST ENOUGH to keep up with the cars around me, making it very easy to rack up 800 miles on my rental) and soaking up as much vitamin D as possible that I was a bit reluctant to return. When I arrived, I was greeted by a Boston “spring” day: gloomy skies, occasional downpour, and a 30-degree drop in temperature compared to California. This, in addition to the reality and responsibilities that I had blissfully pushed out of my mind while in California rushing to the forefront of my consciousness, suddenly put me in a post-vacation funk of intense homesickness.

Andreas, the ever wonderful mediator of my less-than-jovial moods, decided to cheer me up by presenting an early 5th anniversary gift…

for which… I had no words..

just high-pitched squeals of excitement!

I am loving the unique vintage pistachio color and am already envisioning a color-coordinated future kitchen!

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