I had a chance to visit Portland for a day with my sister from another mother, , to shoot a wedding.   When we weren't working during out trip, we had time to check out what was near by our hotel and found some interesting architectures in downtown area.   We also stumbled on this nice restaurant called Veritable Quandary and the food was just as great as the city it was in.   

Blackened Catfish, Poached Eggs & Hollandaise from Veritable Quandary

Black Pepper Biscuit with Pear Butter, Duck Cracklings & Conte from Veritable Quandry


I had a chance to visit NYC this year with my friend and sister from another mother, Vivian Sachs.  We went and visited places I haven't had a chance to check out from the last time I visited NYC a few years back.  We bump into old friends and met new ones in a bar that I can only describe as a scene from the show Cheers.  Except in this scene, it involved a lot of empanadas delivered by a guy riding a bicycle.  Definitely a memorable trip and hope to see NYC more often this time around.

I thought I share some of the imagery I found while walking around NYC and the mood that it brought me throughout the trip.  Hope you enjoy them!

Mega of Black Scale

Brooklyn Bridge

Alfred of Black Scale NYC

Hannah owner of Nineteen Pieces and Anna Sian  from Staple Pigeon

From left to right: Mike Baker, Mega, Vivian, Grammer, Chris, Hannah, Vince, Nico.


California x Hawaii X New York City