June has been a month of many small but fun things. Farmers market’s, beach days, birthday parties and visits to SF. With long summer days and early mornings I can fit so much more in. Here’s little bit of what I’ve been up to if you don’t follow along on my instagram.
I went to an alumni picnic at my school and found this blast from the past picture of some of my girlfriends from my middle school. We look so young!
A co-worker invited me to her unicorn birthday party and at the end of it we all walked to 7/11 for slurpees. What a great way to celebrate a really hot day!
I’ve had so many to-do things for my apartment that have fallen off my to-do list (coffee-table, console table, hanging artwork, etc!) that my dad came over a few days after I was out of school and we put up these two great pieces above my desk: a picture shelf and my desk organizer. I’m ashamed to say they have been leaning against my wall since purchasing them this past September.
Two glorious beach days with friends have already happened and I can’t wait for more. Santa Cruz is gorgeous in the summer!
I discovered these great snacks at TJ’s. Yum.
I like to walk to Pier 39 in San Francisco. I went up a few days ago and had the best SF weather I’ve ever had, warm and windy but not too hot.
What all have you been up to lately? Any adventures?
Sometime early last year my friend Kim asked if I wanted to spend my November break with her mom and her family in Mexico. I love relaxing at the beach in the sun, so it was very easy for me to say yes. Fast forward to November and I am on a flight bound for Cancun. They picked me up from the airport and off we went to our condos. They had gotten two back to back and it was such a beautiful location with our own rooftop pools.
Kim’s extended family was there, along with her boyfriend Aaron. Our weather was often cloudy in the morning, and would warm up by lunchtime. The sun would stay out until late into the afternoon.
Our view was amazing. Up top it was crisp and clear and we could see for a long way. More to come tomorrow!
Thursday was a day of sunshine, wind in your face and gorgeous ocean views. We started with breakfast at Downyflake, where I had delicious doughnuts, eggs and bacon. A breakfast of champions for a busy day. My dad brother and … Continue reading →
Wednesday morning was cool and crisp with a morning full of fog. We started off the day with an hour or two at the beach, and then explored Bartlett’s farms. If I lived on the island, this would be one … Continue reading →
Tuesday morning my dad and I walked down to a local coffeeshop, where we had discovered they made not only an excellent espresso for my father, but a sweet and strong chai for me. Not all coffeeshops have a good chair, so once you find a place, put your feet down and stay a while. The Handlebar Cafe was once of those places. While the interior was charming and comfy, the fresh air and corner garden was where we lounged the most. It had a “secret garden” feel to it with ivy winding around arbors, and small table sets. We spent most of the morning there as my brother slept off his cold.
We looked into a few stores, and walked down to the pier where all the ferries take off from. We decided to go to the Brotherhood of Thieves for lunch upon recommendation from our at home neighbor, who is now a second year college student, a far cry from the little girl I babysat and came to this island with so many moons ago. I had a fantastic pot pie (i am picky about having a flaky crust and enough filling) along with a yummy summer salad. I had never had Spindrift before, so I might have had two of those with lunch!
We ended up back at the house with a Redbox movie to watch and enjoyed a mellow evening at the house as a family lounging on the couch.
Have you ever had a really good chicken pot pie? Are you particular about the crustiness of your bread as well?
We woke up Monday morning a bit groggy but ready to explore the island. We gathered the family together and walked into town to get something to eat at Black Eyed Susan’s. After they had been recommended by two friends, … Continue reading →
So we had spoken to a few friends that had been to Nantucket many times, and they recommended we fly JetBlue. We ended up taking a red-eye from San Francisco to JFK, and then took a smaller plane from JFK … Continue reading →
Hello Friends! I will be doing longer posts with more photos on the various activities we did, but I created this fun short little vlog of our family trip to Nantucket two weeks ago. We had a blast when we … Continue reading →