23 March 2012

Initial Impressions of Northern California

Initial impressions upon my jet-lagged return from the Golden state:

-California sky is Godly.
-All cafés & coffee shops have multiple compost/recycling options (awesome!).
-I may want to move to Napa/Sonoma and drink wine for a living.
-The hills along Highway 1 are truly indescribable.
-Freshness & quality of food = unparalleled.
-A giant, double thumbs up to all of those blooming Camellia trees.
-Hayes Valley is easily the most charming San Francisco 'hood.
-I'm not cool or rich enough to live there.

Much more to come once I sit down to wrangle all of my photos and thoughts. But first, I'm in desperate need of some iced coffee and (several?) bouquets of fresh flowers to celebrate this gorgeous spring day back home.

(Photos = an assortment of instagram snapshots from my trip).


  1. California is pretty awesome, huh? I grew up there and moved away 12 year ago, but I still can't get over it.

  2. Ever since watching Full House as a kid I wanted to go to California. I have never heard anyone say they did not have a great time. If I won the lottery I would move there tomorrow! =)

    Can't wait to see more pics!

    Lemanie's Randomness Blog

  3. Welcome back, I agree it is divine out there! Looking forward to seeing more ;)

  4. Sounds (and looks) like a great trip was had! Exquisite Banana was missed this week. : )

  5. i think i need some flowers too. might just grab a bundle at the store to welcome spring! hope you have a great weekend.

  6. haha the sky IS totally godly. and hayes valley has always been a favorite :) you are 100% cool enough to live there--pulease. cant wait to see/hear more about your trip.

  7. Look like an amazing trip, love the kitty! Can't wait to hear more! Sarina @ lowtidehightide.blogspot.com

  8. That photo of you on the top right is STUNNING! You're gorgeous, and your light just pours through there. So glad you loved Northern CA -- it'll be all the easier to convince you to come visit me whenever I should move there.

  9. So glad you enjoyed your time in my home state!! Highway 1 is truly magical :) can't wait to see more pics!


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