Bay Area | March, 2024
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Bay Area | March, 2024

It’s time for our March recap! A month in which we had our second cookbook club;  a camping trip in Pinnacles; and a surprise getaway to Stinson Beach. But it all began with a rainy day trek to the Oakland Museum of California’s White Elephant Sale. I picked up this set of four candlestick holders….

Bay Area | July, 2023
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Bay Area | July, 2023

We started July in Calgary, and we toted home some of the souvenirs below: a stack of records, and some dove-shaped coffee filters! And the next day, we stopped by Matt Horn’s fried chicken spot Kowbird in Oakland on the way to Napa. Wine tasting at Ashes & Diamonds And a wedding rehearsal for Whitney…

Bay Area | June, 2023
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Bay Area | June, 2023

June recap! Here are a handful of our moments around the Bay Area. First, dinner at Camper in Menlo Park. We walked around town and stumbled upon Abraham Vergese’s book talk at Kepler’s Bookstore. Also found this fun Lonely Planet book called “Where to Go When” that recommends travel destinations based on the month! Pretty…

Bay Area | April, 2023
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Bay Area | April, 2023

April! A month of treasure hunts and low-key hangouts with friends. Let’s jump right in! A bike ride to Wise Sons at the Ferry Building Farmers Market, with a stop by the Patagonia in Fisherman’s Wharf, napa cabbage in tow. The Wolverine Way, as read by this newly minted Michigan fan. And our final destination:…

Bay Area | March, 2023
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Bay Area | March, 2023

Hello March! We went to both Arizona and Wyoming in this month, but there were so many wonderful little gatherings around the Bay Area too. Let’s jump right in! Monthly accountability meeting, with some folks gathering in Oakland and the rest of us joining from the internet. Dinner and mahjong with the Garrisons, featuring some…

Bay Area | February, 2023
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Bay Area | February, 2023

February recap! We start with an in-person gathering at Lindsey’s home for the Office of Accountability. A mini staycation up in Healdsburg for some wedding recon! We’ll be having a wine country wedding up here soon. This was not the final setup we decided on for our tablescape, but somewhat related! Menu tasting with Chef…

Bay Area | January, 2023
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Bay Area | January, 2023

What a lovely start to the new year! It’s time to recap our January around the Bay. First, a little outing on the brand new Central Subway, which takes you right into Chinatown! For Japanese American brunch at Cassava. A little walk around North Beach Digging for records And happening upon a lion dance! Happy…

Knitting a Hexpuff Quilt

Knitting a Hexpuff Quilt

This was such a fun and involved project. Last spring, with a new baseball season upon us, I asked my paint club friends what kind of a project I might be able to do in the ballpark while watching a whole bunch of baseball games. They delivered! My friend Stephanie suggested knitting this awesome puff…

Bay Area | October, 2022
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Bay Area | October, 2022

Let’s take a peek back at October of last year. Better late than never? We started off with a visit to Reeve in Healdsburg. Really enjoyed seeing all the special types of garlic at the Healdsburg Farmers Market. We got two to try, and they did taste different! Little Saint, before it switched over in…