Tuesday, March 30, 2010
It wasn't really a treehouse, but it felt like one. It was a bit too far from public transportation for us, but I wish we could have this lovely apartment we saw in the Oakland hills. I am longing for a quiet place just like it. The top photo shows the peaceful view and huge windows in the living room. At the end of the block (50 feet away!!) was a path into the Oakland Rose Garden. It kind of hurts to look at these photos now.
If anyone knows of any cute apartments or cottages in Piedmont, send them my way!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I'm from the east coast and I've lived in San Francisco for over seven years now. While natural splendor abounds in this state, I think my absolute favorite part of California so far is West Marin. Yesterday, my fiance and I headed up the coast to Stinson Beach, where we took a long walk and basked in the salt air and the sunshine. We lazily napped in the sand and then headed up to Point Reyes Station for lunch and a walk near Tomales Bay. Back to the real world though the Lucas Valley - just so beautiful it's unreal. Hope you had a great weekend, too!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Hi Again. I am sorry for the sparse posts lately. My life has been full of changes and just so busy lately. All good, just consuming of time and energy. Plus, I'm getting married soon! I know, I've mentioned my fiance before, but we're getting married May 29 and I have been trying to get it all together! We're doing a civil ceremony and a tiny party with family in NY - but I still want everything to be just so.
To that end, I've enlisted the incredibly talented LLubav to design and make a ring pillow for me! Her creations are just lovely and inspiring and I am so excited. Plus, I found out she worked at Hable Construction for 8 years, which just about makes her my design idol. Here are some pictures of other pillows she's done. Check out her adorable website when you have a moment.
Monday, March 15, 2010
With the Liberty at Target thing going on. The sad part is that some of the pieces I wanted most were sold out by the time I made it to Target at 10am on Sunday. Apparently there was a huge line of diehard design lovers there before 8am when the doors opened, which was really 7am because of daylight savings time. Oh well, you snooze, you lose, but I still got some cute things.
And, I'm creating a little closet office for LPF using this loot. I'll post pix when it's done...for now it's just a tiny peak.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
It's been an incredibly rainy winter in San Francisco this year. Seems like 3X as much rain as last year. But this weekend was gorgeous and impossibly bright outside and the sky was a brilliant blue. We went to the park again to breathe fresh spring air and reconnect with the outdoors after spending the winter hiding from it.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
My fiance and I hit up Mission Beach Cafe this morning, as a mid-week treat. And, it was truly a delicious treat! I had wild mushroom benedict with leek hollandaise and truffle shavings! Spectacular. I have no idea how they get their potatoes so crispy, either. Completely delectable.
We had a beautiful walk at Fort Funston on Saturday. There were rangers there, warning of a tsunami, so we stayed on the paths high on the cliffs. The surf was very high and overall, the setting was very dramatic. It's my favorite place in the Bay Area, hands down, regardless of the weather. Hope it makes you feel calm and content like it does for me.