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Jun 27 2013

Lost in a Paper Bag

Last night, I spent several minutes trying to break into the apartment downstairs from mine.

The doors are identical, and they have the same apartment number painted above the door. I fiddled with my keys for 10 minutes, but when I began some exploratory shoulder throws into the stuck door a young man opened it. He looked very composed for someone who had clearly just retrieved his clothes from the floor.

Startled, I peered past him into Not My Apartment.

Are you upstairs?, he asked in Spanish.
Yes, I said. Possibly. Apologies.

I really should keep a bottle of wine in the apartment.

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Jun 24 2013

Barcelona! Barthelona!

I’m heading to Barcelona soon, where I will eat all the Manchego in the country. It’s a bit of an unexpected trip — my ex and I arranged to do a kid handoff mid trip so both of us get to see Europe with Hank without spending as much on tickets.

If you’ve visited or lived in Barcelona, I’d love to hear what you’d recommend. Hank will be with me part of the time, but I’ll have time on my own too. If you have favorite restaurants, things to eat, things to do, or general advice, I’m all ears.

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Jun 19 2013

Sketch Tuesdays in San Francisco

Last night, Tess suggested we go to Sketch Tuesdays, a monthly event at 111 Minna, so we could draw while we caught up over cocktails. I’d never heard of it, but it was so much fun.

They have a central table set up for featured local artists, and when one of the finishes a piece, they tack it to the wall with a price sticker on it. The art is super reasonably priced — our night it was anywhere from $1-$25 per piece.

Everyone else sits wherever with their sketchbooks. I haven’t drawn ever really, but I figured out a workaround.

Go do this. Fun.

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Jun 6 2013

Go Travel: See Brooklyn Like A Local

see brooklyn like a local

I’m spending some time in New York this summer, specifically Brooklyn, so Elizabeth Stark of Brooklyn Supper offered some tips on how to See Brooklyn Like A Local.

More on Go Travel:

Best Things to Do in Los Angeles by Rebecca Woolf of Girls Gone Child
Best Things to Eat in Austin by Laura Mayes of Blog Con Queso
Ten Things You Should Do in San Francisco by me

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May 30 2013

Things to Taste in Austin, Texas

Austin is one of my favorite places, mostly because they put melted cheese on everything. My friend and longtime business partner Laura Mayes grew up in a little town outside Austin, and she always knows where to get the very best melted cheese, and fried catfish, and margaritas, and sushi. Mmmm, margaritas and sushi. Check out her Go Travel list of Things to Taste in Austin.

And then ignore the scale when you get back.

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May 17 2013

Go Travel: 10 Things You Should Do in Jamaica

10 Things You Should Do in Jamaica

Do you like to dance? Oh man, Jamaica is so into you.

Of course, it’s also cool if you want to nap on the beach with a rum drink next to you. (What’s in your cup stays in your cup.) Here’s my Go Travel list of ten things to do in Jamaica.

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May 9 2013

Go Travel: Meredith Sinclair’s Favorite Things to Do in Chicago

10 Things to Do in Chicago | Mighty Girl

Ten Things You Should Do in Chicago

Chicago is one of my favorite cities, there’s something very pragmatic about it that’s missing from San Francisco and New York. Also, cheesy popcorn. My friend Meredith Sinclair calls Chicago home, and this¬†week on our Go Travel inspiration list, Meredith is sharing a few Chicago favorites. Go look.

Are you heading to Chicago soon? If you have any musts, let us know in comments.

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If you like this post you might also like: 

Five Things to Taste in Chicago

Ten Things You Should Do in San Francisco

Ten Things to Do in Los Angeles

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