SAN FRANCISCO WEATHER MAKING WAVES IN THE FILMING COMMUNITY
One thing is for sure that we have a unique ecosystem here in the Bay Area. One minute it's cold and wet and the next it's hot and humid. One street it's sunny, the next street it's foggy. It just goes to show that all of the chaotic weather patterns probably make for an interesting day for both photography and film making.
Gold always wins though.
You can never, in my opinion, go wrong with anything gold. Browns and rich dark colors make for a perfect "who knows" weather day.
This month has been filled to the brim with adventures south, north, east & west. With inspiration coming through every door we open. From meeting the younger couples up in Sonoma working hard to establish their names in the Wine World, to the older generations of painters and creatives in Bolinas and Point Reyes.
We live in such a nest of lively energy and are surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.
Still, it's often times hard to see the glory as we (sometimes) get distracted by all of the tech money in the city.
I suggest a plan this week and forever weeks if you dare to join.
TAKE ONE HOUR OF ONE DAY THIS WEEK TO DO SOMETHING YOU ENJOY.
GO GET YOURSELF AN ICE COLD CUCUMBER WATER AND WATCH THE BIRDS IN THE PARK
BRAID YOURSELF A BRACELET USING FOUND OFFICE MATERIALS
DRAW A PICTURE OF YOUR DREAM HOUSE
WRITE DOWN THREE ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU ARE PROUD OF
IMAGINE YOURSELF AS A WALING ROLE MODEL TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FOREWORD AT ALL TIMES, THIS IS YOUR DAY AND TO INSPIRES OTHERS TO BE GREAT IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING THINGS YOU CAN DO.
This past month we've adventured South into no man's land off the coast of Big Sur. We hiked miles to a beach down a switch batch dirt paths with overwhelming poison oak bushes just to reach the sound of the bright blue ocean.
Drove hours back into the wilderness in hopes to find Mountain Lions, eat Eagle eggs and finally find our mantra for the evening.
Which was naturally found upon setting up camp in the glorious setting.
Can you hear the people working the cash registers at REI just screaming to be with us... ya we knew it too.
And of course there was our true blood Jenny who raged her inner Dancing Pony spirit throughout the rolling countryside.
One thing noticeable in this city is cultural freedom and the open attitude towards clothing, demeanor and choice of personal lifestyle. This being said it'd be nice to see a little bit more inspiring people walking down the streets. Although it's a city, it's San Francisco, CA. The birthplace of free love and spiritual lifestyles.
Be kind to your inner child and express yourself how ever you please!
mess around with some old photos and cut out some magazines. Feeling 14 again isn't all that bad:)<3 lol xo 143 BFFAA
Don't forget to stock up on the florals for the house. Put out an old mason jar and fill it with flowers from your neighbors yards. "Pruning is all part of the process Mrs.Barker!" I try and go early in the morning when I 'prune' the neighborhood.
Sonoma's Cornerstone center, just before your turnoff to town off 0f 121, has some of the coolest art instillations we've seen in a minute. We found ourselves loaded with vino options from the most excellent Meadowcroft Winery Tasting Room where our favorite Darby hooks up the flights of the season. We're members there and it's the coolest thing since Pinot Nior. Free tastings, bi-monthly bottles, private tours.... you name it they're doing it and it's all made locally using
The gardens are just a hop skip and away from the tasting room and with a little self guidance you find yourself drawn to your own magical world.
The "Wish Farm" is an interactive instillation where you can write your wishes onto shiny stands of paper and tie them up to add to the existing wind tunnel of wishes.
Sonoma, a world just waiting for you to get a buzz in.
Check out Meadowcroft's tasting room. See if Darby is there and tell her we sent you.
One of my favorite spots outside of the city is just north into Sonoma County.
And please... when you can have lunch at the Fremont Dinner... What's not to love. We found these loose little chicks behind the diner eating up all the left over breads.
Clever little birds
Then! We went on a little cruise up some new streets and ran into this pretty little thing.
You go girl...
Heading 'off the beaten path' really just means casually closing your eyes and picking which winery to hit. In this case we stumbled upon Scribe Winery... proving that taking a risk with something new is the only way to go.
You can come up here and have lunch, a little snack and some AMAZING wines. Founder Andrew Mariani and his younger brother Adam set the stage to contemporary wine tastings, beautiful scenery and a picture perfect lunch. Way to go guys. We just love our Chardonnay!
Epic tours of the Sonoma Valley we are so glad we stepped outside of the city... not only can you grab a tan but you'll come home with wine to talk about for years.