Travel Notes: SF, Sonoma and Sausalito

San Francisco: Five things of note

1) The architecture SF has the most immaculate, lovely candy-colored homes.
2) The flowers Lush, jewel-toned bougainville, rows of lemon trees and artful succulent displays were literally everywhere.
3) The smell The first thing us NYC girls noticed when we stepped into the SF air was the scent of it — eucalyptus, redwood and salty ocean (in other words, totally amazing).
4) The temperature No humidity, no sweat and no frizzy hair—just cool but comfortable sunny weather.
5) The views That mountainous landscape makes for some pretty spectacular views from just about any vantage point.

Below, some highlights of my recent trip in photographs. Xx.

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Lady breakfast at B. Patisserie
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Ornate facade & bursting bougainville, Pacific Heights.
Afternoon light, Sausalito ferry.
Afternoon light, Sausalito ferry.
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Flowers at The Bud Stop.
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Party prep.
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Vine covered mansion, Pacific Heights.
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Wine tasting, Bouchaine Vineyards.
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Much needed cheese plate, Valley of the Moon Winery.
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SF street signs (love).
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Pacific produce truly tastes better.
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A girl and her pup.
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Home clambake and peach sangria.
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Majestic redwoods, Muir Woods.
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Perfect little Pac. Heights townhome.
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Bubba looking very regal.
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Pink to white, Marina District.
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Nice pad you’ve got there, Mr. Swan.
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And lastly, the blue & white waterfront pad of my dreams (& a half-hearted attempt at “blogger stance”), Marina District.

 

Travel Notes: SF, Sonoma and Sausalito

Travel Notes (Belated): Valentines Day On Nantucket

M and I ventured out to the Grey Lady for a long Valentines Day weekend this February and were treated to the most gorgeous, icy winter storm you possibly ask for–followed by a bluebird day to take in the dramatic landscape. Between the snow and sea and isolation it was total wintery escapism bliss.

Now that I’m happily dressed in flip flops and sundresses, I can look back on the freezing tundra fondly–and get excited to see my favorite seascapes and landscapes in the full colors of summer. Xx.

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Winter footwear, Route 6.
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Clam chowder, Hyline ferry.
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Surf shed post-storm.
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Main st., Nantucket
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Straight Wharf.
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Harbor Square.
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Wild icicles, Old South Wharf.
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Brant Point.
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Bean boots, Brant Point Lighthouse.
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Erosion, Sconset bluff.
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Ferry ride home.
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Icy Atlantic.

 

Travel Notes (Belated): Valentines Day On Nantucket