6 months ago

Overlooking Lake Tahoe in Carnelian Bay

Savored every minute of this gorgeous view during a lovely lunch. What a perfect way to end the week. Thankful for supportive new friends and fun company!

Delightful bonus: Feels like spring will soon be here — cannot wait for longer days after we “spring forward” tomorrow!

8 months ago

Overlooking Ocean Beach — San Francisco, California (January 2014)

Recently, Avicii’s Hey Brother has been one of those songs that moves my soul. This music, paired with this view, made my gratitude and recent emotions very tangible. Lyrics excerpted below:

Hey brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover.
Hey sister, know the water’s sweet but blood is thicker.
Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,
There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.
What if I’m far from home?

Oh, brother I will hear you call.
What if I lose it all?
Oh, sister I will help you out!
Oh, if the sky comes falling down for you,
There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

{FYI: for wonderful photography and lyrical pairings, please check out the blog — "What I See…And What I Hear" (guisch73)!}

Weekend reflections: pictures are scenes from (and enjoying) b. patisserie — San Francisco

I can admit I dream of this bakery, and have been specifically struck with cravings for their Valrhona Fudge Cookie more times than I care to share!  This weekend, every craving was more than satisfied.  Chocolate banana scones…fudge cookies…salted caramel hazelnut macarons…perfection.

I could not have asked for a better weekend or birthday week kickoff: great food {b. patisserie, Ichi Sushi, Frances}, drinking favorite coffee {Philtered Soul at Philz}, new experiences {exploring Ocean Beach}, and running errands {furniture shopping with spontaneous picnics}.  Most of all, it was perfect because of quality time: great conversation, general hilarity, and laughter with the *best* company.

So very grateful for endless support and unwavering love.

Dunes overlooking Ocean Beach — San Francisco, California

There is something magical about climbing up over a dune and seeing a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean…while in the city!

Ocean Beach — San Francisco, California

Sunday morning, one of my closest friends {sister-in-friendship} shared a weekend ritual of going to Ocean Beach. Words cannot express my deep gratitude — for the experience, weekend celebration, and friendship.

Such happiness, contentment, calm, and love.

{More weekend pictures to follow}

8 months ago

First time eating sea urchin (uni) during a celebratory food adventure at Ichi Sushi — San Francisco

Unbelievable experience eating sashimi at the bar, trying new things. Fitting end to a laughter-filled day with many reminders that adventures are present in daily moments with the best of friends. From errands to culinary firsts, it was a perfect birthday-week kickoff.

So very grateful.

1 year ago

Moon hiding in American Fire smoke-filled valley - near Donner Lake

…and the 900th post!

Survived Ikea Emeryville zoo - naturally stopped at the next Ikea (Sacramento) — now Tahoe bound!

1 year ago

Sunburst reflection in the side mirror — weekend adventure awaits!

1 year ago

Magnificent sunset over Lake Tahoe — seeing the sky reflected in the lake is breathtaking

1 year ago

Stunning view for dinner — much needed evening; cannot get over Tahoe’s beauty - love discovering new perspectives of the lake

1 year ago

One favorite SF view - Castro

Three Babes pop-up delights at Dandelion Chocolate - Mission —- incredible

1 year ago

Unknown artwork on table at breakfast - shared sentiment — Log Cabin Cafe

1 year ago

Afternoon delights at Philz Coffee - always first stop in SF!

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