I live in Oakland and work as a chef in San Francisco. I'm married and have a beautiful 11 year old daughter. I am a southern California native and my husband is originally from Mexico city. I work too much but when I'm off I like to spend time with my family. I enjoy cooking, movies, painting and crafting with my daughter. We like to stay in apartments or condos while traveling in order to have the comforts of home and really be able to "live" in the area that we are vacationing in. Life is too short and work is too hard not to take at least one great vacation every year and that's what we try to do.