My Simple Hedonisms at first was an account of my everyday life from inside our family’s traditional garage doors in Arizona. You can tell I had a good childhood as my journals were really full of stories about my mom’s cooking and our family travels. My favorite is her seafood paella, I can finish a whole platter of my mom’s paella filled with shrimps, mussels, fish fillet, and clams. Every Christmas and summer, we would travel as a family. We went to Disneyland, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls – the are just some of the most memorable family outings I had. As a result of that, I have come to embrace the good life. I resolved to myself that I will pursue life’s simple pleasures and live my life to the fullest.
I am a simple person. Just like the next guy, I appreciate good food and fine wine. There are so many restaurants, bars, and establishments that promise you that but not all of them are created equal. With my mom’s cooking and kitchen as my standard, I try old and new establishments and what they offer on the menu to see how they measure up to my standards. Unlike our family outings where we went to tourist destinations, I found myself seeking unknown places and going on adventures. I love discovering a new place – be it a simple brook I chanced upon a forest trail or a beautiful beach in a far away island on the other side of the planet. Some days I just pick up my backpack and see where my feet would lead me to.
I love sharing my experiences and this blog has helped me reach a wider audience. I believe in providing honest reviews of the establishments I have been to so that people will be given an informed choice before they spend their hard-earned money. Let’s face it, good food and fine wine do not come cheap so might as well go to a place where you are certain to get real value for your money.
I know we have different preferences and what I like may differ from yours but I want to share my views anyway. So, feel free to comment or send your messages about my reviews and articles. We may have different opinions but that it the beauty of life. We do not always have to agree with each other. I would much rather have a healthy discussion and give other readers a wider perspective of things. I do not claim to know everything. After all, I am just a simple man in search of life’s simple pleasures.
I also feature other bloggers and their posts on my blog. I love collaborating with them. I know that I cannot cover everything and I am definitely no expert in a lot of matters. That is why I feature some of the best bloggers to share more information about food, wine, travel, and lifestyle with you.
My Simple Hedonisms is like your buddy telling you his own experiences with the restaurant he has been to, the wines he tasted, and the adventures he’s taken. I try to take as many photos as possible to relive the experience so that you can feel that you were with me. It is a storytelling of personal accounts hoping that through this writing, I can take you there with me. Come and enjoy the good life with me.