Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Haag

Weekend in the haag. I like this city more than Amsterdam because less tourists. This is the view from the window. You can see the ocean shoe line.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

German Architectures

Old churches, warehouse as it is on the canals like Amsterdam, and newer yet very distinctive buildings throughout the city.
A nice city to visit.

German Sweets and Beer

German cakes are not as sophisticated as the ones in France,  but not like American either.
Hard to explain.
A few types of German beer we have had so far.

Luxurious Stay

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed, and some room servicea as well.
Life is not too bad, or I should say GOOD.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Before and After

Another German food and German beer.
We thought we could not finish the dishes but oh well...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

How I Spent My Saturday

Breakfast with my friend in midtown, went to the gym, and coffee with another friend, before he was going to the gym.
One of my favorite shows, Will and Grace will be back this fall after over 10 years since their then series finale.
I could not pass Junior's cheesecake.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Chicken Friday

It is tradition in some region or religious. Lemon marinated with some spices. Came out good and glad I did not cook as chicken cutlet.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Steak Dinner

I don't remember when was the last time we had steak fir dinner. Thanks to Amazon.com, its stock price and it's acquisition of Whole Foods, we needed to celebrate on their account.
It came out really good.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Ice Cream

Before the summer is over, which I can already feel in Amsterdam, I had a chance to come back to this store.
Not just scoops but also sit in to have five scoop ice cream sundae.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stay-cation SIX

Went to MoMA as we don't do museums during our vacations usually.
On the way back, we grabbed some food at now famous food truck. Passing my first office building in Manhattan brought me some memories years ago.

Stay-cation FIVE

If you are staying at this level of hotel, you have to experience everything they offer. Breakfast at their dining room. Waffles and additional sausages.
You don't want to know how much they cost though

Stay-cation FOUR

On the way back, we took a different rout via the Broadway.
Bought our desert at the Juniors. Our hotel is just across from the Carnegie hall. Unfortunately the hotel is located at the bottom of this building but this is one of the newest super luxury condo buildings in the city.

Stay-cation THREE

We had dinner at our favorite restaurant,  Sushi Den. On our way there we encountered with heavy security surrounding the Trump tower. Waste of our money.
Our favorite chef was no longer there but we had a nice meal at the counter.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stay-cation TWO

This is our room. Upgrade to one of their better suites. It is really nice but nowhere close to the one in Japan though.

Stay-cation ONE

To enjoy the last week of my summer break, we treated ourselves by staying at a five star hotel in the city. Relaxing at the pool before meeting with our friend for drink.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Painting the Walls

One of the items I wanted to do during this break was to paint some walls in our apartment.  Wanted to have blue gray walls as accent wall and now we have it.
With minor rearrangement of the furniture, now it looks fresher.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Last Meal in Napa

One of the restaurants I really wanted to come. Very traditional French dishes so no surprise good or bad there.
Recommend to everyone who is coming to this area.

Wine Tasting

After a few hours of drive to the mountains,  we ended up with this mice winery by accident.
Surprisingly nice and relaxed atmosphere.  Just lovely.