Man oh man, it has been a WHILE. Summer seriously flew by (yes, September counts as Summer in San Francisco), and I’ve been running around all over the place for the past few months. Summer in the city was so much fun – Outside Lands, Oyster Fest and plenty of park days – but it was a blast to sneak away to Tahoe, Vegas and Chicago, too.
While there’s nothing like summer, Fall has always been my absolute favorite season. Maybe it’s because I’m a Libra baby, but Fall always ushers in the feeling of starting over for me. I have the urge to set goals for the year ahead, make plans for the holidays and of course, revamp my wardrobe.
I was lucky enough to spend the Fourth of July in Lake Tahoe with some of my favorite people. It was so wonderful to spend some time out of the city – it’s always nice to slow down a little bit and remember that there’s more to life than our 9-5’s.
Today is also my one year anniversary of living in SF, and what a wild and crazy ride it’s been. If the next year is anything like this past one has been, I’m one lucky girl. Thanks for having me, San Francisco – I love ya!
Summer is here in San Francisco, meaning – while there are pockets of sunshine – most of our days are pretty much blanketed in fog. I’m finding myself dreaming of summer somewhere a little sunnier – Charleston, perhaps? Every summer for the past lord-knows-how-many years, we’ve spent summertime in South Carolina with my cousins, and we always take a day trip (or two!) to Charleston. I’m missing the Southern sunshine a little today, so this week’s 10 Things to Love is a little inspired by that special place.
[1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10]
I was perusing one of my favorite blogs, SF Girl by Bay, and found a new one to love: Cabin Porn. It’s a beautiful – and I mean BEAUTIFUL – compilation of various cabins, bungalows, cottages, etc., in amazing locales. It’s definitely worth a look – the detailed architecture is a feast for the eyes and I mean…talk about a virtual escape.
I’ve included some of my favorites below, but make sure to head over to Cabin Porn and see for yourself!
This past weekend, we played hooky on Friday and headed up to Napa Valley for the very first ever BottleRock Napa – five days (I KNOW…unfortunately we could only hang Friday through Sunday) of amazing bands entertaining the festival-loving masses in the wine country.
We drank too much champagne, danced ’til we dropped, and fell into our sleeping bags every night exhausted, oh-so-sunburned and happy. It was such a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of city life, and a perfect way to spend the weekend.
My faves (if I HAVE to choose) were The Black Keys, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Alabama Shakes, Grouplove, Iron & Wine and Rogue Wave. Whole Foods sponsored the most amazing food garden, my favorite being The Q Restaurant’s stand that proudly (as they should be!) dished up pulled pork sammies with creamy cole slaw (I think I actually dreamed about that cole slaw last night…) I could spend the rest of my life at a music festival – if I was allowed to shower, that is – and it was so fun to experience the first year of BottleRock…I think I’m ready to start planning next year’s trip!