Day 4: Porvoo

We took a half day trip to the medieval town of Porvoo, located about 45 minutes from Helsinki. It’s the second oldest city in Finland.  Unfortuantely it was raining, which dampened our visit to this picturesque town.  Memorial of some sort  Always important… finding the WC

Dinner at Don Corleone

After the Meet and Greet with Jarri, it was getting late so Karen and I went searching for dinner. Located just down the block from our hotel, in the Kamppi mall was a little restaurant, Don Corleone. The prices were not bad… €12-€14 for pasta. Spaghetti Carbonara Spaghetti Bolognese

Exploring Helsinki

After the Meet and Greet we walked around the city center, and along the sea, and came upon a Farmers Market.  Karen and I had a snack before dinner. Karen’s favorite food: Crepes Belgium Waffles Vohveli Farmers Market vendor Fresh veggies Grilled fish, pineapples and potatoes Salmon Soup.. and […]

Ducks at Jokerit

Pictures from the Jokerit game. The Ducks arranged a bus to take us to the areena, and provided great seats for the Road Crew (center ice) We were also given access to a “club” type area, which was off limits to the general public.  The Ducks won 4-3 […]

Day 2: Exploring Helsinki

We finally made it!!  Its our first official day and the Ducks organized a three hour tour of the Helsinki and then gave us the rest of the day to ourselves before the Jokerit game. Here’s some photos of some Helsinki sites.  Downtown Helsinki Downtown Helsinki  […]

the Generous Pour at The Capital Grille

Two of Orange County’s top food bloggers, Anita Lau and Holly Wong coordinated a food event with premiere restaurant Capital Grille, promoting their summer event “The Generous Pour” promotion: $25 for unlimited tastings of 9 hand selected wines by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. The Generous PourA summer wine event […]

Ducks Corey Perry wins NHL MVP trophy

Anaheim Ducks Right Wing Corey Perry Wins Hart Memorial Trophy ANAHEIM, Calif. – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry has won the 2010-11 Hart Memorial Trophy as “the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team” during the […]

Celebrating 17 years….

On May 28, Martin and I went to dinner at La Paella in Los Angeles to celebrate our 17th Wedding Anniversary.  We had various tapas which reminded us of our trip to Barcelona, and finished our evening with their signature Paella. Happy Anniversary, Sweetie… Te Amo! Jamon serrano, […]

Legoland, not just for kids

I heard Legoland was a place just for kids. Well I went and its partially true, but adults can enjoy the intricate things throughout the park built with legos. I met my friend and his two kids on a Saturday. Parking was $ 12 for regular, but I […]