Hiking Off-Trail

Both outdoorsy people, M and I took a trip to Sedona in Arizona. It’s is also known for its red rocks. We left in the morning and got there around noon. We had a very quick lunch at a fastfood place before asking someone at the gas station for suggestions on which trail we should hike. The … Continue reading

Spontaneous Weekend Roadtrip

M and I decided to take a random roadtrip from San Francisco to Oregon. Neither of us have gone to Oregon so we thought it would be a fun and quick vacation. I rented an economical Chevy Aveo Hatchback from Hertz for about $25/day. Our original destination was Portland, which was about 630 miles from … Continue reading

Interview with Founder of Ask.com: Garrett Gruener reveals what creative things he has done for his employees

As the founder of Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com), Garrett Gruener is also co-founder of Alta Partners, a life sciences venture capital firm, and CEO and Executive Chairman of Nanomix, a nanotech company. With this much on his plate, Garrett shares with us that he still has a very flexible schedule and spends a lot of … Continue reading

How to win Miss California’s Heart: Interview with 2011’s Miss California Noelle Freeman

Since we met each other through the Miss California competition, we thought it would only be appropriate to feature one of our guest romanticiers as 2011’s Miss California, Noelle Freeman. VivianandNanxi: Hi! How are you? Miss California: Hi! I am just finishing up a photo shoot for Pilates. VivianandNanxi: Wow! We cannot wait to see … Continue reading