one year


Yesterday, Richie and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary!

What an adventure the last year has been. We got married, we packed up our things and left our jobs, and moved to Los Angeles. We’ve slowly been settling into our new life here and I must say, it has been an amazing year.

Last weekend we celebrated by taking a weekend trip to the Santa Ynez Valley, which is the wine country outside of Santa Barbara. We took a wine tour (first time), tried tons of great wine, learned a little along the way and I’m ready to go back this weekend. :)

We finished off the celebrating with an amazing dinner at Fig & Olive, a restaurant that I’ve been wanting to visit since we moved into the neighborhood. The food, service and setting were all outstanding and I’m so glad we finally got there. (The Marzipan Cake with Olive Oil Gelato, Candied Orange Olive Oil & Toasted Almonds was life-changing.)

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21 Comments (Reply )

  1. Alex
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Happy Anniversary to you both!


  2. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our one year the beginning of this month, too. :)


    • Emily
      Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:38 am

      Happy One Year to you!


  3. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    Happy Anniversary! May you guys have many more happy years together!


  4. mary beth
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    i cannot believe it’s been a year! glad you got your wine weekend in. :)


  5. Lauren
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    Happy Anniversary to you both! <3 xoxo


  6. erin
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    Happy one-year and cheers to many more, lady!


  7. Anna Johnson
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Wow, crazy how fast a year goes…..sounds like you had a wonderful time celebrating this past weekend! xo


  8. Mellissa
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Happy Anniversary! We loved the Santa Ynez valley when were up there Labor day weekend. Hopefully traffic wasn’t too terrible!


    • Emily
      Sep 18, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

      I was really concerned about the traffic so we got out of town by 3pm, it wasn’t bad at all – and we didn’t have to take the 405 which certainly helped. :)


  9. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    yay! big congrats!


  10. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Happy Anniversary! You’ve had a ton going on over the last year! Glad it’s been a wonderful one and here’s to many more!


  11. rebecca @ blueberry smiles
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    wow, what an exciting year!


  12. Chelsea Lords
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    I am pretty new to your blog, but love it! Congrats on one year! :)


  13. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    Congratulations Emily and Richie! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since you got married and moved! Your wine trip sounds fabulous and especially the dessert at your dinner, yum!


    • Emily
      Sep 19, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

      I was just thinking yesterday that you are my best bet in recreating that dessert. You better come to LA so you can try it in the flesh!


  14. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    Happy Anniversary! What a perfectly delightful way to celebrate.


  15. Kristin
    Sep 20, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Congrats on one year!


  16. Alicia
    Sep 20, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    Your salmon alvacodo omelet looks amazing. Where the ingredients listed for a single serving or two? How many calories per omelet?


    • Emily
      Sep 20, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

      Hi Alicia,
      Thank you! The recipe is 2 servings. Here are nutrition facts: 387 calories, 30 grams of fat, 7 grams of carbohydrates, 3.4 grams of fiber, 22 grams of protein.


  17. Jenn (eating bender)
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    Happy (belated) anniversary! It sounds like it has been an incredible year, for sure. Cheers to many more – celebrating with a winery trip is right up my alley. :)


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