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

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

Day trip to Bass Lake and Bolinas + girl time in the Mission + falling in love with California again

Growing up in upstate New York, fall was always my favorite season. I loved the crisp morning air and rituals like apple picking and raking leaves. Yet since moving to SF, I quickly learned that it oddly gets more summery than ever starting in October, aka SF’s “delayed summer”. While I miss the traditional fall, … More Day trip to Bass Lake and Bolinas + girl time in the Mission + falling in love with California again

Girls night + mooncakes + exploring Coit Tower + kick-back at Rene’s

And another week goes by and somehow it is already almost October?! Can someone please stop the time? Last weekend was filled with several spontaneous activities that culminated into quite the fun weekend. Let’s jump right in: Friday: Girl’s night at Rene’s apartment On Friday, Rene invited me over for an impromptu hang out. I … More Girls night + mooncakes + exploring Coit Tower + kick-back at Rene’s

Hawaiian themed birthday + Mount Tamalpais hike + new friend in SF

Howdy! The wild fires on the west coast have made these last two weeks feel pretty up and down. There were several days of very unhealthy air quality which basically meant shelter-in-place 2.0. You may have seen on the news how San Francisco was literally ORANGE for a few days. This was the view outside … More Hawaiian themed birthday + Mount Tamalpais hike + new friend in SF

SF opening up again: picnic with friends + arts & crafts + new hikes

Hello to my friends in the blogosphere! Since we last talked, San Francisco has slowly been opening up and it’s really livened the atmosphere around here. It still feels like SF is the most conservative city in the U.S. right now in terms of COVID precautions: everyone wears face masks, restaurants/stores/businesses are still closed…the good … More SF opening up again: picnic with friends + arts & crafts + new hikes