okay. is this not the cutest little red house? my friend Jess and i happen to have a knack for finding some really fun, random places to stay whenever we roadtrip together, and our travels in and around san francisco last week were no exception.
we had such a fabulous time! and i hope you LOVE lots of gorgeous photos and sweet stories, because i have so much to share with you! and i’ll be sharing it here with you all this week!
now i have to say, that when i left home on this san francisco trip, i was feeling REALLY anxious. i even thought, “why on earth do I need to go anywhere anyway? i’ve got work to do right here.”
i was so into my comfortable everyday. so much so that i’d really forgotten all of the little things i LOVE.
Jess in front of the Metro Hotel + Cafe in Petaluma, CA.
like traveling with good friends and finding random hotels, especially brilliant red ones filled with lots of french paintings and french food,
connected to sweet little red houses with rainbow rugs and lavender bedrooms with skylights.
San Francisco, CA
and wandering cities with incredible archetecture where every little detail and lovely color combination is inspiring,
and visiting flea markets, antique stores and vintage shops like the fabulous Ohmega Salvage in berkley.
that’s where i remembered just how much i love random pairings like bamboo growing in paint peeling bathtubs,
and, oh my goodness, how i delight in seeing chandeliers hanging in old barns and sheds,
alongside stained glass lamps,
and amazing tiled floors that remind me of exquisite castles!
and then we headed straight to wine country!
Preston Vineyards of Dry Creek.
where i felt so at home sipping wine under blooming trellises,
Photo by Jessica Yach
and eating the most beautiful organic strawberries, picked right from the garden!
it’s all of these little things i start to appreciate again whenever i travel. and all of the things i remember i LOVE and want more and more of in my everyday life!
i went on my little vacation knowing i wanted to return as “my most beautiful self.” and now that i’ve returned feeling incredibly renewed and inspired, my goal is to incorporate that beauty back into my everyday. To remember to slow down and appreciate all of those little things again, and to know in each moment, things will work out just right without rushing or pushing, and that i deserve to take a break. often. to breath and enjoy every second of this remarkable journey.
and i cannot wait to share the rest of it with you!
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