Armando and I were elated when Bake49 opened in Yaletown. Could these cheese tarts that were being sold in downtown Vancouver, Canada be as good as the ones that unexpectedly set foot in our lives a couple years back when Armando and I travelled to Japan? I remember that moment like it was yesterday. After … More Cheese Tarts and Marriage Lies
Okay, before you roll your eyes in disgust, please know that I get it. Selfie sticks are annoying. I get it. Heck, selfie sticks were banned at Disneyland, Wimbledon, the Palace of Versailles and the Colosseum with most sighting safety reasons. Many museums have banned them as well to help preserve the art (i.e. preventing selfie … More Selfie Sticks Get a Bum Rap
Who knew that some ugly cupcakes would give me a lesson on cell phone data plans. It all started with a box of cupcake mix. I know, I hate to even admit I used a mix but for whatever reason, I had this box sitting in my cupboard so I decided to make them last … More How Ugly Cupcakes Taught Me About Data Plans
After having recently been in a car with three other people for 48 hours on a Road Trip from Vancouver to Los Angeles and back in just four days (that’s 4100km/2547miles!), I learned a few things along the way: 1. Travel in a Large Vehicle – our options were limited: a Mini Cooper, 2 trucks … More Top 10 Road Trip Tips
Armando left this morning for a two-day business trip. He is the sweetest of husbands and left me these gifts to enjoy around the house: Armando is infamous for leaving papers around the house. Receipts from his business trips live in our home wherever they may fall, be it on the kitchen table, the living … More Winning the Game of…Marriage?
On our first trip to Paris, this was my travel purse: On our first trip to Paris, this was Armando’s travel wallet: Yes, a picture is missing of Armando’s wallet because it was pick-pocketed by a gang of gypsies. I was standing right next to him as we rode the train. I didn’t notice a … More Pickpocketing in Paris
Okay…it’s time for a more light-hearted post after my stint as an investigative couch reporter these past few days. This post is courtesy of my ever lovely husband, Armando. He’s one of those people who has the gift-of-the-gab. But at times, he doesn’t know when to stop talking. It is perhaps a bit cultural. I … More Talking in Circles, Mexican-Style
Coming soon to a TV near you…..Tamara and Armando!! Well, that’s what we had envisioned when we saw postings all over our condo lobby and elevators, notifying us that for four days, Steven Seagal and the cast and crew from his TV show True Justice would be filming an episode around our condo building. Our … More The Next Mr. and Mrs. Smith
I had good intentions. But it all went terribly wrong. After Armando gave me my amazing birthday surprise on Monday, I wanted to do a thoughtful gesture in return and what better way to do that than to make him a 5-course Valentine’s Day Dinner the next day. He was travelling with work and would … More Valentine’s Day Disaster
I had the best birthday morning surprise yesterday…but before I tell you about it, I need to give you a play-by-play of the night before so you can totally appreciate the surprise like I did. Sunday Feb.12 11:00 PM Armando and I are on our computers, studying and researching, respectively. Armando looks exhausted from his … More Best Birthday Surprise Ever!