Road trip through coastal Maine + hiking and lake time + boat ride to port towns

After our visit to New York, Joe and I headed up to Maine for 5 days where we visited Joe’s good friend Neal. Joe actually lived in Maine for a few years, so it was nice to have him and Neal take us around the local sites – it felt special to see Joe’s old … More Road trip through coastal Maine + hiking and lake time + boat ride to port towns

Local festivities for July 4th weekend: Janice’s birthday + reuniting with Whitney + Jeff & Kayla’s wedding

Happy first week of July! To my American friends, I hope you had a lovely Independence Day weekend. This was the first July 4th I spent in San Francisco in all my years of living here (I usually try and leave town) because we had to stay local for a wedding. While SF is typically … More Local festivities for July 4th weekend: Janice’s birthday + reuniting with Whitney + Jeff & Kayla’s wedding

Spark Social work event + when you get the date wrong + bougie bridal shower picnic for Kayla

Hello friends and happy Monday! My wisdom teeth recovery has really come along and I finally feel like myself again. There is a massive heat wave on the west coast right now which means SF reached a whopping 70 degrees last week, so I was fortunate to have a lovely week filled with long walks … More Spark Social work event + when you get the date wrong + bougie bridal shower picnic for Kayla

Mini-golf birthday celebration + day trip to Six Flags + Memorial Day barbecue + exploring the sunny Mission

Happy first day of June!! I have a lot to share as we packed a lot of activities last week and Memorial Day weekend. Originally Joe and I had a weekend trip booked to Lassen Volcano National Park, but last minute we decided to cancel and stay in San Francisco instead (we were “volcano-ed out” … More Mini-golf birthday celebration + day trip to Six Flags + Memorial Day barbecue + exploring the sunny Mission

Big Island days 12-15: last chapter in Kona with the girls joining

Our last chapter in Hawaii ended with a bang. For the final days, our group of 2 became 4 as Rachel and Rene joined me and Joe. Our days were filled with lots of relaxing on the beach, outdoorsy activities in Kona, and even some partying. 🙂 Day 12: Beach/pool time + shopping in downtown … More Big Island days 12-15: last chapter in Kona with the girls joining

Dinner with the Haight crew + Marin hike + never-ending plant loop + decorating my kitchen + reflection on fitness during COVID

The highlight of last week was a gorgeous 3-day stretch when the weather was in the 70s! These days are rare in SF and let me tell you, a 10-degree difference makes the vibe feel like winter versus summer. It felt like the whole city was out-and-about, and I kept telling Joe we NEEDED to … More Dinner with the Haight crew + Marin hike + never-ending plant loop + decorating my kitchen + reflection on fitness during COVID

New local hiking spot + plant crazy apartment + beach day + drink hopping in the Mission + social media insecurities

A few highlights this week! First off, I went on a hike in the neighborhood last week after work. I stumbled upon a park called Interior Green Belt that ended up being a HUGE network of trails with amazing 360 views of the city. I’m surprised no one really mentions this spot since it really … More New local hiking spot + plant crazy apartment + beach day + drink hopping in the Mission + social media insecurities

Hip hop dance class + birthday picnic + saying goodbye + bringing back Burner parties + slight return to normalcy

Last week was the closest I’ve felt to normalcy yet, and a big part was due to a jam-packed weekend of festivities. During COVID, I’d be lucky to get out for something just once in a week, but last weekend was one of those with back-to-back events that reminded me of life before COVID. Overall, … More Hip hop dance class + birthday picnic + saying goodbye + bringing back Burner parties + slight return to normalcy

Filming something special + girl’s day feat. Soul Cycle and Sausalito + showing up that matters

Happy start to another week! After coming back from our weekend trip to Carmel last weekend, I kept it pretty low key last week. I feel like any trip, even local ones, takes energy out of you and sleeping in your own bed feels so great after :P. By the time the weekend hit, I … More Filming something special + girl’s day feat. Soul Cycle and Sausalito + showing up that matters