每次有機會回美國，不論在那一個城市、停留多久，有些 routines 一定得先做，才能 “settle down” ，安心的在當地居遊。
International House of Pancakes (http://www.ihop.com)
The first IHOP opened in 1958 in Tolcuca Lake, California and I had my first visited in 1987 Madison, Wisconsin. 不是什麼了不起的店，但是老媽媽樣的服務生、quick two eggs 和厚重的馬克杯，卻一次次溫暖我的心。
Panera Bread (http://www.panerabread.com)
The Panera Bread® legacy began in 1981 as Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. In 1993, Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. purchased Saint Louis Bread Company®, a chain of 20 bakery-cafes located in the St. Louis area. The company then managed a comprehensive re-staging of Saint Louis Bread Co. Ultimately the concept’s name was changed to Panera Bread.
Panera Bread is a great place for breakfast and lunch. Found it very late in 2006 Raleigh, North Carolina. After Starbucks, Panera Bread is the one I would like to franchise back to Taiwan.
Donkin’ Donuts (http://www.dunkindonuts.com)
每次只要有先生同行，他總會在某個時差早起的清晨，捧著一盒 donuts 和熱咖啡回住處給我，這是屬於他的浪漫！
Stores to Browse:
Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/)
看看最新出版的書報雜誌和當地資訊，catch up with the local！
Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 117 Full-Line Stores, 100 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques, one treasure&bond store and one clearance store.
沒辦法，Seattle 是第一個自己的家， Nordstrom 和 Starbucks 就像鄰居。
Neiman Marcus (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/)
Barneys New York (http://www.barneys.com/)
Shop for Food:
Whole Foods Market (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/)
Whole Foods Market was founded in Austin, Texas. The original Whole Foods Market opened on September 20, 1980, at 10,500 square feet and a staff of 19.
I fall in love with this market since 2001 in Berkeley, California. Totally trust the products and love, love its olives and salad bars. Believe it or not, I even use the store location to find my new apartment in the city I have never been before.
這樣的 layout ，會有人不愛嗎？
Peet’s Coffee & Tea (http://www.peets.com)
1966 Alfred Peetopened his first coffee store on the corner of Walnut and Vine Streets in Berkeley, California. I had my very first cup of Peet’s coffee in 2003 Cambridge, Massachusetts. After that, every US trip won’t be complete without bring a pound of Major Dickason’s Blend home.
Something to Eat:
絕不是開玩笑，沒吃到 chicken nuggets with hot mustard，先生是不會罷休的。
California Pizza Kitchen (http://www.cpk.com/)
California Pizza Kitchen opened its first restaurant In Beverly Hills in 1985.就算被我騙，你一定得試試 Kung Pao Spaghetti。真的沒有一家會失敗，花生尤其好吃。每次都覺得不好意思，可是誰也不想跟人分享的結果就是：3 Kung Pao Spaghetti, please！
Red Lobster (http://www.redlobster.com/)
Company founder Bill Darden and his team opened the first Red Lobster in Lakeland, Florida, in 1968.
Actually, it’s the biscuit brings me back and back and back.
不能錯過 HGTV: divine design with Candice Olson。http://www.hgtv.com/divine-design/show/index.html