Life Out of Bounds » a blog about travel, food, art, music and all the other good stuff of life laced with glorious photography

Latest

 

Life in Napa | Dealing With A Forced Time-Out

Did you know that, in technological terms, a computer that is a mere seven-years-young is considered vintage?

Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, O’ahu, Hawai’i

Located at the feet of the stunning Ko’olau Mountains, better known as the Pali (the distinctive narrow

Bathe In The Atmosphere Of The Forest With Instagramer Ellen Borggreve

A few months ago I discovered the exquisite forest photography of Ellen Borggreve. Since then I have not only

OSO Restaurant | Sonoma, California

Just over a year ago, I went out on a photo mission for the Boston Globe with specific requests for images of

Conan | The Sweet Chocolate Dobie

Meet Conan, the non-barbarian, super sweet Chocolate (the official color is Red) Doberman. This sweetie pie was

Forest Wonderland Cookies | When Baking and Art Meet

Aren’t these cookies exquisite? This is what happens when you state your theme, then give a talented

Life In Napa | The May Garden & Vineyard

So, how has your May been? Mine has been  much better, as in more fun. Things (projects) are still moving at a

Tabiano Castello | Italy

The medieval village of Tabiano Castello is one of the many such charming hill towns to be found in the maze of

Breakfast & Lunch at The Fremont Diner | Sonoma, California

This review has been a while in coming, but it was certainly worth the wait. Since spending so much time in

 

Featured

 

Baked Zucchini Stuffed with Barley, Mushrooms & Toma Cheese | Recipe

Believe it or not, I have been waiting almost fifteen years to make these stuffed zucchini. It was an idea for

Hunting for Treasures in Carmel, California | The Sequel

I tell you, Carmel is not big, but I dare you to find another place more filled with so many unique treasures

Give Yourself a Break | Shinrin-Yoku Invitations

You probably know that I text with my Mom once a day and Skype once a week. What you may not know is that, during these

Valenti & Co Ristorante & Vino Bar – San Anselmo, California

Valerie: “My Italian class teacher was talking about how good this new Italian restaurant in San Anselmo

Tabiano Castello | Italy

The medieval village of Tabiano Castello is one of the many such charming hill towns to be found in the maze of

Donna | It Is Never Too Late To Reinvent Your Life!

Meet Donna. At the time of this photo shoot Donna was eighty-one years old. And yes, she is wearing make up,

Chocolate: Made In Hawai’i From Bean to Bar

“Can you tell what you are tasting?” asked Dave Elliott as he handed out samples of chocolate to our eager

The Colorful and Eclectic Floating Homes of Sausalito

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to join a tour of Sausalito’s floating homes. Organized by the Floating

Yuki | Siberian Husky of the Jungle

Meet Yuki, a super adorable white Siberian Husky who lives on O’ahu. Oh yes, she does! That is why our

 

Popular

 

32 Self-Guided Shinrin-Yoku Invitations to Deepen Your Connection With Nature

I have finally completed all the behind-the-scenes work connected to this project, so here I am presenting to you my

Treasure Trove: Once Around – Mill Valley

One day a couple of months ago, I was googling (can you believe that is now a legitimate verb?) for art stores

Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 | San Francisco

About six weeks ago I found out about the Great Dickens Christmas Fair happening in San Francisco over the

Jim Channon | Intergalactic Shaman

Jim Channon is one of the most eclectic, colorful, creative, larger-than-life beings I know. Sometimes he can

Linguine with Zucchini Blossom, Shrimp and Saffron

I was in charge of keeping my friend Valerie’s garden alive while she and her husband were traveling a

The Majestic Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods | Mill Valley, California

With this photo story, I am inviting you to relax and follow me on a virtual walk through the majestic California

The Carmel Journals | Foggy Morning About Town

Considering that in Carmel it is foggy almost every morning, I may have a Foggy Morning chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Behind the Photo: Vienna Woods, Austria

Sometimes, behind a photo there is a story. And sometimes, behind a photo there is a particular story. I have quite a

Sacred Place | Iolani Palace | Honolulu

‘Iolani Palace is the former official residence of Hawai’i’s monarchy, and the only royal