Friday, May 29, 2009

Where will you be this weekend?

Pictures courtesy of Jamille Griss

Mexico On My Mind

As I get ready to create new memories by the beach, I think of one of the best sunsets to come to mind. This one lives in Troncones Beach, Mexico. Simple, raw and a bit secluded. I used to think sunsets are only beautiful and on fire when they are near smog, but I may be wrong here.

Pictures courtesy of Jamille Griss

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Art In Napa Valley

As I sit here hungry with an empty fridge I think what else can feed my being? Art can feed the soul. And...I have salt and vinegar chips.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Japanese Tea Garden

San Francisco is known to be a little bit of a progressive city, yet there is also a zen feeling to it. When I've had enough concrete and mini coopers, I am thankful for the parks around town. If you've never been to the Japanese Tea garden you should visit. It is one of the most charming gardens and makes you feel transported to another part of the planet for a while. Bits of Memoirs of a Geisha was filmed in its lush space, which is located in the Golden Gate Park. I have only been during the weekdays when the tourists are few but I can imagine it would be less zen and more circus otherwise. There are little trails to amble and creeks that calm with a melodious hum. I like to stop at the outdoor cafe for hot tea and cookies before I leave the serenity of its surroundings.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beauty is Grey

Being from a sunny place, it took me a year to stop shivering when I moved to San Francisco seven years ago. It didn't help that I only owned open toe shoes, but that is besides the point. Now I generally don't feel the cold, and have grown to appreciate a beautiful grey day. There is something mystical about how the blanket of fog hugs the city.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Weekend Post

The fog was so thick on Sunday morning. I could barely see the bay from my living room window. After Chinese breakfast of Dim Sum at Yet Wah in the Richmond District, we decided to break away from the cold and drive north. We drove to upper Napa Vally and found that the sun broke right after Sausalito, sipped a little white wine and had solid relaxing Sunday.