Scottsdale, AZ | First Weeks and First Impressions

Today marks exactly four weeks since we landed on the tarmac at Sky Harbor and felt that first gust of ridiculously hot air rush towards us. Our move to Scottsdale was…

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Scottsdale, AZ | Farewell Chicago, For Now

I truly don’t have much to say other than, Chicago, you will always be home. Thanks for the tremendous send off!

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Active HK

Just some random pics we’ve collected from various hikes and such over the summer. Looking at these …. I now have one of my New Year’s resolutions – MORE hikes next year. If we can get Mr. Snooze on the same page we should be good to go. I also vow to do this. Another […]

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Familiar Faces: Al & Steve

I should really title this, ‘Al & Steve: The Home Visit,’ as we’ve convinced them to move here and have even found them an apartment in a prime location in Central. (Villa Neal) WHAT A TRIP!!!! Still can’t believe it’s over and wishing every day that we could go back to day 1…. The Super […]

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Familiar Faces: Rachie

It was sad to say goodbye to Cait, but just days later Rachie and Dominic turned up on our doorstep. Fifteen hours on a cramped plane isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time (although Dom did rave about the flight, hmm….) but these two dropped their bags, braved the exhaustion, took back a few shots […]

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Familiar Faces: Cait

We’ve been waiting for our sisters to visit us for almost as long as we’ve been here, and last week we finally welcomed Cait!! She arrived in one piece and ready for a full week of life in Hong Kong. We got to show her some of our favorite spots in the city, including (but […]

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Hong Kong | Lantau Peak: THIS is the Way to the Big Buddha

Now who doesn’t like a good vertical hike? The day after New Year’s, it was time to put all that work on the gym’s stairmaster to the test. (Who am I kidding, I never use that wicked machine.) We set off to Lantau Island for a two and a half hour hike that would lead […]

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Hong Kong | Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

I have to admit, spending Christmas away from home was more difficult than I expected it to be. And no matter how many gifts you exchange or vodka shots (well in our case, champagne, since it was the next morning here) you share with the family over Skype, it doesn’t come close to being with […]

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Hong Kong | Christmastime in Asia’s Magic Kingdom

Four years ago Jake and I visited one of the ‘most magical places on earth’ – DisneyWorld.  To this day I still consider that trip to be among my top 3 vacations, ever.  Silly maybe, but I’m just a kid at heart I suppose.  Hong Kong has its own Disneyland, and although we were warned […]

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Hong Kong | Tailor-Made: Custom Suiting at its Finest

Hong Kong has brought the Personal Tailor to the masses. And with tailor shops on just about every corner in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, it’s no wonder that you see so many people in beautiful suits here. So, we had to have Jake join the ranks of the smart-looking businessmen and finally retire his […]

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