Tuesday

bebop

I went to a great show at  Fulton55 the other day featuring The Yesberger Band and Shaphill Jazz Project. Fulton55 was an awesome venue, it holds up to 600 people but still feels very intimate. There are two floors with brick walls, fun art pieces hanging and a balcony area where you can look straight down at the band. I saw this youtube video of The Yesberger Band and liked their pop jazz sound. The trio had great energy and even opened for the Temptations this summer! Shaphill Jazz Project includes six members and all are equally talented and visibly passionate about Jazz. After watching these bands, I felt inspired to start playing the piano again!

I'd love to have this music room!

Maroo

Saturday was a full day of fun starting with a bridal shower, followed by some pool time, and concluded with a great dinner. We went to Maroo which has been in Fresno for years but it's quietly tucked away in a center that people drive by without even knowing! I tried the Koren Barbecue last year and have been hooked ever since. My boyfriend and I decided to try their sushi after reading some great reviews. 

We got a sashimi dinner plate including salad, miso soup with clams, rice, three sides and about 20 slices of sashimi...DELICIOUS! At just under $20 it's a great value for all those who know and love sushi! Here are a few pictures to get an idea of how great our meal was...also it was incredibly fresh which is KEY to any good sushi. 

edamame sauteed with garlic and soy sauce goodness
*salad and soup are not pictured because we were that hungry :)


his: 4 types of sashimi with 2 sides of potstickers and sunomono


hers: 4 types of sashimi with kimchi, sunomono, and marinated bean sprouts


sweet shrimp... it tastes much better than it looks!

Thursday

fields of green

I keep daydreaming of my weekend in Calistoga, probably because the weather was perfect and it was such an amazing experience for my first visit there. Here are some pictures of Chateau Montelena:





sunglasses/ watch/ purse: marc jacobs, dress: willow & clay, shoes: steve madden
....all purchased on sale!