Outdoor burner dance party + exciting garden additions + cacao ceremony

Hi friends! How are YOU? I’m coming out of a pretty fun weekend that hit a major sweet spot. After months of missing parties and events getting canceled (for obvious reasons), Joe and I found an outdoor event called the “Maskerade,” hosted by a Burning Man camp at the Midway. I’ve been SO missing these burner events all year and was so excited to finally go to one. I’ve been to several events by this camp and they never disappoint!

The Midway is in Potrero Hill, where there is plenty of outdoor space. We bought tickets for our own “rectangle” which became our own personal and safe dancing space. It was really well done and I’m hoping will be the model for future event venues.

It was the perfect 75 degrees and sunny, and Joe and I had a blast drinking and dancing away. It was kind of the best of both worlds since we had plenty of space to dance (versus being on a crowded dance floor). I did, however, miss the mingling and community of these burner events. But I’ll take this socially-distanced format again any day ๐Ÿ™‚

After a fun day in the sun, we were both pretty tired on Sunday. We had a lazy day in our pajamas and had a Harry Potter movie marathon.

Earlier in the week, we went to my favorite store in the Haight and bought tons of new herbal teas, elixirs, and fun plants to mix into potions. I’ve always been into witch-y, spiritual rituals and definitely went a little crazy with this purchase. One new plant that we tried was cacao ceremony. I’d heard about the great physical and emotional benefits of cacao from my travels in Guatemala, and after some more research Joe and I tried a ceremony for ourselves. Overall, the effects were VERY subtle…I think the cacao ceremony is more about setting intentional time every day to meditate, clear your emotions, work on something creative, etc. I’m excited to continue this practice and see where it takes me. ๐Ÿ™‚

The garden had some impressive new growth in the last few weeks. The sunflowers in our garden have really shot up. We planted these mammoth sunflowers by seed and boy are they giant.

This one is the tallest – it’s 9 feel tall and still no flower!

These fox gloves are one of my new favorite plants. Joe actually grew these from seed two years ago. TWO years. He’s been patiently watching them grow with no flowers in sight, and finally 3 weeks ago they bloomed! I think the flowers are so beautiful. Luckily I wasn’t the one waiting for 2 years and just get to enjoy the beauty now ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!!


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