Tags archives: california

  • Presidio Venue Showcase

  • The Presidio is such a special area in San Francisco. It's a national park spanning the entire northwestern corner of the city, and it comprises forests, beach, nature trails, and several gorgeous wedding venues. In short, it's one of my favorite things about the city. I was thrilled to be asked bac[...]
  • Published | Shawna Yang Ryan, Ink Magazine

  • Today marks the 70th anniversary of the February 28 (228) Massacre in Taiwan. Tens of thousands were murdered by the Nationalist government that had fled China and taken over rule in Taiwan, and martial law was imposed for 40 years thereafter. Incredibly, Taiwan has since become a vibrant democracy [...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | November, 2016

  • Snapshots from my Bay Area adventures this past November. A little shadow play at Little Gem. Tai Chi Jian Bing. Scouting Jordan Winery for a surprise proposal! Always lovely to take a little Napa retreat. We picked up some goodies from the Dry Creek General Store and headed[...]
  • Museum Hack at the de Young

  • "Imagine your drunk best friend," said Casey, " crossed with a well-researched museum docent." So described the kind of tone promised by Museum Hack in its alternative, modern museum tours. I was excited to test out one of these "Un-Highlights" tours when they offered me a pair of media tickets. Gra[...]
  • Portrait Party | February, 2017

  • I've brought back my Portrait Parties! This was the third party in the series after a long hiatus from last year. The idea is very simple: I gather a small group of people, we throw ourselves a little party, and I take portraits of everyone. Each participant contributes to the party too, and we all [...]
  • Spoon Carving for my Birthday

  • I love getting to kick off each new year with a little gathering of my friends as I indulge in a bit of a birthday celebration. Last year, we took a pottery class, while the year before, we threw a swanky party in the garden at my studio. This year, I riffed on the crafting theme as we headed back t[...]