This afternoon, we spent some time walking up and down Rodeo Drive on a lovely, sunshine-filled day. I was absolutely overwhelmed by the architecture and the design and the window displays. It was literally almost too much to take in. The beautiful flowers and the interesting buildings and materials used and of course, the goods. We didn’t even walk into too many stores, since we had the two littles with us, but it was still a lot to take in and was such a nice outing! (more…)
You know that feeling when a musician sings words that your heart wasn’t even aware that it felt? When an artist is able to capture something that you thought might be too big or deep to even put into words and yet they do and they sing it and suddenly it is like a tuning fork is resonating deep within your soul, vibrating to this truth that you didn’t even realize you had been aching to express?
I’m sure you have. I think it is one of those things that is universally true for everyone at some time in their lives. It is an amazing thing and one that awakes your soul in its depths. By far, the artist who has most often created that experience for me is David Wilcox. He is, hands down, my favorite artist, both as a craftsman of words and a player of guitar. (more…)
Today, we drove down to Pacifica with the intention of having a BBQ picnic on the beach. Our friend Dave Lomas has been telling us about a great BBQ place on the side of the highway down there where he goes after surfing. Since we LOVE BBQ, we’ve been wanting to check it out. Unfortunately, they close once they’ve sold all of the meat they’ve made that day and we missed the boat today! We got there around 4pm, but alas, they were closing the doors as we drove up. Sad! (more…)
So, you’re headed to the wine country, but you’re packing some rather active baggage (read: your children) Never fear, the wine country is very kid-friendly! We go all the time since we are blessed to live just an hour away from this incredible area and take our kiddos almost every time we go. (Hey, you gotta teach them to appreciate wine at an early age, right?!) (more…)
Today, we went to a super fun birthday party in Golden Gate Park. Despite living in the city for three years now, we have not visited this park nearly enough. There is just so much to see and do there – and it was a perfect spot for a first birthday party. After the adorable birthday party, we wandered over to the Koret Children’s Quarter playground in the park, which (according to the sign there) was the first public children’s playground in the US, established in 1887. It’s a fun (and very large) playground with lots to do. (more…)