over the holidays, we went on my favorite road trip ever, up through big sur to san francisco. we’re going to SF again in the spring and i cannot wait. like i’ve written about here and here, san francisco is my city. it’s the one. i love my home, seattle. but SF? a whole nother level. anyway, i never blogged the facades i captured on my iphone over a month ago, and as you can imagine, there were many. not to mention gorgeous shops to peruse and lots of coffee to be had.
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Like I said in part one of my San Francisco travels, the two of us basically spent 24 hours walking the city. A skirt didn’t feel quite right for adventuring, denim was too hot, and I happily left the shorts behind that I live in at home because finally I was going somewhere below 80 degrees. I also bought this crop top, but it’s really too crop, so I had limited options for high-waisted bottoms. Thus these old printed pants came out of hibernation. I am not crazy for the fit. And the way the elastic fits is just a bit much for me. But, for wandering around the city streets: this was just right.
Writing to you from not-San Francisco. Not-favorite city. Not-simply-walk-to-the-top-of-any-hill-for-a-bay-view. What my location is (Los Angeles) matters less right now than what it’s not. Because when you come back from a place—and here’s the part where it’s different for everyone but still universal—that you really feel you belong, at least for any moment of your life which could be just that day or two years or forever though it’s most likely not or even in memories real or made up (both truths), your location afterward is only that: a place.
If you haven’t taken a trip up or down the coast of California in your life time, you need to put it on your list. While you’re there Oregon + Washington will only make your trip more beautiful. I’ve been along the West Coast a couple times in my life, and each time it’s captivated me to the point that whenever I have a chance to plan a trip, it’s somewhere toward the Pacific. There’s so much to see, and on our most recent four-day adventure, we traveled from Santa Barbara to Big Sur, then to Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, and San Francisco. It’s a short stretch of coastline that’s new and vibrant at every stop. I’ve had a love affair with San Francisco ever since I was little and my twenty four hours there was one of the best moments of 2014. Time to finally share…
We stayed near Fisherman’s Wharf and walked around cold and a little tired from exploring. Then the next day it was all about sightseeing. I’ve done touristy things in SF before, and for me the must-do is taking all of the city’s beautiful Victorians in.
I know you never really know a place until you live there and it’s a dream of mine to get a little closer one day. Maybe by way of a house as pretty as the Painted Ladies. I bet they never open the windows because their facades are photographed so much…
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happy may! this might be the longest i’ve gone without a blog post in many months, but i think about this little blog every single day. i always take photos and have so much i want to post, and lately i haven’t even had time (mental time, really) to instagram, let alone write out something to go along with entire shoots. i’ve been wanting to improve my photo editing skills so i kind of put these off forever, but it’s finally time to share some of the places i’ve gone and thing’s i’ve worn over the last two months… i mean, i think i have photos from early march to share still. [Read more…] about The florals are back