I arrived back home yesterday from my week-long trip to Northern California, and I am having a hard time resuming a normal schedule! I actually did work while I was there (over 1500 pictures worth of work!), but I will admit that the trip leaned heavily toward vacation. I LOVE to eat, so I took full advantage of my opportunity to indulge in a new restaurant each day. I didn’t have to move far from Saratoga to eat well; Lupretta’s Delicatessen for a gooey meatball sub and divine cannoli, Florentine’s Trattoria for Veal and Spinach Ravioli, and Vienna Wood’s Delicatessen for Swiss Bratwurst on French Bread. I spent a day shopping in San Jose topped off by perfectly spiced gyros at Yassou, and the next day enjoyed a family-style dinner of Caesar Salad, Four Cheese Ravioli and Chicken Marsala (to die for!) with friends at Maggiano in Santana Row.
Monday was without a doubt the most relaxing day I’ve had in a long time. After lunch at Pasta Pomodoro (grilled chicken panini and fresh bruschetta) I headed to Burke Williams Day Spa in Santana Row for a massage. Walking through their double doors transports you into a tranquil world of pampering, the perfect remedy for a busy life. Really, you feel like the Queen of Sheba wandering around the luxurious facility! I had to leave, of course, but feeling refreshed, headed out to a fun evening in Los Gatos. We stopped at Andale Taqueria, and I enjoyed the mouthwatering Andale Burrito with Chile Verde before seeing the movie “Nights in Rodanthe” (I love Diane Lane and Richard Gere, but it really was a bit depressing!)
All in all, a great vacation, made better when enjoyed with friends and family!
Here is a quick peek at some of the “work” part of my stay. I had a great time photographing Heather and AJ at the park (how much does that sweet little guy adore his Mommy?!) Photos from the bridal session will be posted soon…