Category Archives: travel

Coastal trail hike


Last weekend, we had an extra day off so we took advantage of the beautiful California winter and went for a hike. Starting at Sutro Baths, there is an easy hike along the coast. Dogs are allowed on-leash so Mater got to come along. It’s amazes me that you can be within a major American city and still have access to so much nature. That’s what makes San Francisco so special, I think.

p.s. Photography blogger Helena La Petite has some helpful information about mastering exposure (something I’m still very much working on). Her blog is lovely, too.

Girls weekend on the Central Coast

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The Central Coast of California is big-time dreamy. A group of 13 girls piled in a few cars and airplanes to spend a weekend celebrating our friend and bride-to-be Edyta in Carpinteria. We were so excited, I miiiiight have gotten pulled over for speeding on the way there (thank you nice police officer who gave me a ticket for tinted windows instead). The house we rented ended up being more like a sprawling estate. I kept saying “jeez, it takes sooooo long to walk across this house” as if that were a problem. The weekend was exactly what I needed – we laughed a lot, drank a few too many cocktails, lounged in the front yard that over-looked the Pacific Ocean (seriously? seriously.) and danced our faces off. There also might have been a stripper involved. We spent a lot time in our pajamas. It was perfect.

If you’re feeling stressed or in a rut, I highly recommend a girls weekend away. Bonus points if you’re lucky enough to live close to the little paradise also known as California.

New York: part one


Oh New York. You little charmer, you. I had forgotten how much I love that city; a trip over Labor Day weekend was the perfect reminder. San Francisco, you better watch it. My boyfriend New York is looking pretty good these days.

We traveled to NYC for the wedding of our dear friends, Lex and Martin. I took so many photographs that I’ll split them up into a few posts. The first few days were spent walking the High Line (amazing), seeing the 9/11 memorial (emotional and haunting), and just wandering around. That city is like no other place in the world.

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