3 months ago

Ocean Beach {Sunday} contemplation — San Francisco (January 2014)

"For the yesterdays and todays, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for - Thank you." —Cecelia Ahern, The Book of Tomorrow

In appreciation of the now and in excitement of what is ahead…!

9 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}

9 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

Goodbye for now Bay Area — and old Bay Bridge! - thanks for a wonderful weekend with even better company

Old and new (under construction) Bay Bridge — last (?) time on the old bridge

1 year ago

City lights twinkle below as the Bay Bridge glitters in the distance — good night, San Francisco

Pictures cannot do tonight justice — from the clever iced tea plating through dessert, every detail and moment was perfect - most especially the company; absolutely love SF’s Frances

Gorgeous SF day — perfect new view; look forward to visiting again and again!

(Design) oasis in the city — Restoration Hardware SF; celebratory errands

This is how you kickoff a celebration of a sister-in-friendship’s birthday — B. Patisserie sugar rush #worth every bite #paleo break #weekend festivities

Philz trio — no better way to start this special weekend!

1 year ago

On a cold rainy SF day, an afternoon mug of coffee and chocolate chip cookie warms the heart

Keep Calm and Drink Tea theme by Polaraul