I was born in Napa, CA and lived there until I was five, when my family moved to Sacramento where I spent the rest of my childhood. After surviving 17(!) years of Catholic school and life in the burbs, I moved to San Francisco. It took me about a year to fall in love with SF and now it's hard to imagine a better place for me. I have lived in the city for 8 of the last 11 years, having moved away twice - one year in Chicago for work and two years in London for grad school.
Since college I have been very focused on my career and have been pretty successful, though at times it has come at the expense of my dating/social life. Now that I'm in my 30's, I am putting more of a priority on my social life and trying to find the right balance.
I live in SF with my oh-so-adorable two-year old golden retriever who has a better life than most people I know. I am equally as likely to go camping for a long weekend as to search endlessly for a hotel that has the best bath products and highest thread count. I have an insatiable appetite for travel and am a total airline mileage whore.
I love food. Okay, who doesn't? But I REALLY love food. I am pretty open minded to try new things (I have even had crickets and calf's brain) but usually gravitate toward Italian, Mexican, French, "Californian", Vietnamese, Thai.. nevermind I like all food. Some of my most memorable moments were around a meal with new or old friends. I love to have friends and family over for dinner and am a pretty decent cook.