Monday, April 13, 2009

And the Party Continued... All the Way to Ventura

Greetings from Ventura, CA

The Left Coast Sachs Family on their Easter Sunday bike ride!

At Weaver's Wine Bar after a few delicious glasses of wine.

This is at one of my favorite restaurants in Ventura, Cafe Fiore. It's where I had my Bridesmaids Luncheon a couple of fays before the wedding.

We loved the view out of our balcony!

Stella immediately made herself at home on the BIG king size bed.

Here's me enjoying the view from our hotel room balcony. Isn't it just beautiful?

So, my birthday was such a milestone that we extended the celebratin' to the weekend. We loaded up the car and pack up the dog and drove up to Ventura, the town just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara, where we got married nearly three years ago this month.

It was our first visit since the wedding. The weekend was just perfect and the weather gorgeous. It brought back all sorts of fun and happy memories of our wedding and the days leading up to it. Stella had a great time, too. She took a ride with on a side-by-side bike for about an hour, and shocked us both by sitting quietly and enjoying the ride!!! It was very fun and she was super cute!

Here are some photos of our overnight trip.



Thursday, April 09, 2009

Happy Milestone Birthday to Moi

Last Saturday, I met up with a long lost friend from Dallas who was in town for the weekend. We had not seen each other since 1993! Happy birthday, S!

On the eve of my birthday, Pantea took me and Scott out for dinner to Little Door, a wonderful place I have always wanted to go.

Moi with two faves: pink champagne and flowers

Birthday girl and her cute guy.

It was such a lovely dinner. Thanks Pantea!

BD lunch with Venu at the marina.

Mr. & Mrs. on the town.

Scott surprised me with dinner at the posh new SLS Hotels' Bazaar. I have been buggin' to go there since it opened a couple of months ago.

Our sangria was delicious and beautiful to look at.

Despite what it looks like, my birthday cake was NOT on fire!

Upon my instructions, Scott had asked the restaurant to place -- candles (the number representing my years on earth) on the cake. Apparently the waitress was afraid I would freak out seeing so many candles!!

Yesterday was my --th birthday. I had been dreading its arrival for, well forever, I suppose! But, although I may the number, I LOVE birthdays. All birthdays should be celebrated and cherished. So, to the end, I have been celebrating the dreaded milestone birthday for a whole week now. Hey, at my age, I gotta get all the attention I can get. It ain't gonna last much longer!!:)

Here are some photos of the festivities thus far. Enjoy.


Thursday, April 02, 2009


Strolling to Mozart in Central Park- is there anything better in life

Lunch at Blue Fin before leaving the W for the London NYC

Having after dinner drinks in our room at the W Hotel overlooking Times Square

A wonderful visit with Stacy

A family photo at Peter Luger's in Brooklyn

Mr. & Mrs. at Central Park

Muppets kissing? Shocking, I tell you just shocking

With Pantea at Central Park

Keepin' warm in Times Square


In NYC- we ate at L'Ecole at the French Culinary Institute, a New York favorite

At the end of a beautiful day, a fun evening and a wonderful wedding

Now, is he handsome or is he handsome

The back drop was so beautiful, we had to play supermodel

At a wedding in Palos Verdes

Spending a quiet Sunday watching TV and chilling

Celebrating my good friend, Allisson's graduation from law school

Valentine's Day 2009- sincerely the most mystifying dinning expreience of my life thus far

At Pitfire Pizza catching a bite to eat before catching a show and Ahmonson Theater with the visiting in-laws

Gosh, I am not doing a good job keeping up with our family blog, am I? Well, better late than never, I guess.

2009 has been an eventful year so far. In February, we embarked on a new road of growth change and hope. It has been a bumpy road up to now, but we are determined to keep going until we reach of destination. I pray to be able to share fruits of this adventure with all very soon.

March was beautiful, with the arrival of spring, as well as festive, since it's the month we Persians celebrate rebirth, starting anew and our new year. Norooz was warm and happy. It's my favorite holiday. It conjures happy memories of my childhood in my country before life turned upside down. Only a few days after the start of the new year, we packed our bags and headed to the Big Apple. My friend, Pantea came along on the trip. We only got back Monday morning. The trip was absolutely wonder-filled. I love exploring New York, and there's still so much more to explore.

I want to share all the wonderful things we did and the beautiful places we visited. But that shall have to left for another day. For now, I want to leave you with some photos of the last few months.

May this year be prosperous, happy and filled with impossibles becoming possible.