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Out here under the beautiful West Texas big sky, enjoying the clouds and the stars, but the state of California’s sky is weighing heavy on my mind. My heart goes to those who’ve lost or are threatened by these fires, or dealing with the PTSD it triggers from last year’s devastation. ..I can’t help feeling like this may be our new November normal. Are we ok bequeathing a planet in such a state to our children?
Another whirlwind week! I feel like I just got home from celebrating with @jayacanaan in Portland and am already in Austin. We did all things Maine: pirate sunset sail with @happybuddahspirits to guard against the extreme windchill, multiple Longfellow’s @venasfizz House, so many lobster rolls, yoga in the attic of a beautiful farm house (more on that place to come!), many pastries and house-made chai @tandemcoffeeroasters , a party in a haunted custom’s house c. 1860, the most delicious farm to table butternut squash and roasted beets by @harvestmoon_catering lovingly prepared over open flame for hours in very cold rain, and of course, the most beautiful celebration and rocking dance floor, blueberry pancakes, and of course, @jayacanaan took me to the hidden lower level of a bar down a charming cobblestone alleyway. If this sounds amazing, it was. But, please know that I spent the entire weekend in the office making up for it (with one break for phone banking @nancypelosi HQ and teaching the next generation about activism). please please please vote tomorrow. Please. Please. 🇺🇸
Visiting this gorgeous cafe in person was a highlight of a recent weekend in Carmel. Every day @thestationaery posts additions to the menu that make me wish I could stop in all the time. It is sooooo awesome to see longtime friends bringing a dream like this to fruition. We’ve come a long way from passing notes in chemistry class and pretending we could pole vault. 🏃🏽♀️
If you can’t phone bank from the forest, @theassembly is definitely the next best thing. Thanks for having us yesterday! Spent tonight writing letters @standarddeviantbrewing to get out the vote. And, it was fun! We even got to cheer for a hometown team on Family Feud. 🤣 What’s your midterm action plan? I have a great calendar to send you if you’re looking for ways to get involved! | Photo above for @VirginMobileusa
Happy Saturday! It seems summer has finally arrived in SF (blink and you’ll miss it) and I’m thinking about this gorgeous refreshing garden-inspired cocktail. Kelly of @nickandnoracocktails reduced @pierceranchvineyards Albariño with lavender for a tasty, but not-too-sweet simple syrup and added frozen grapes cut to look like succulents! I can’t wait for them to open a brick and mortar! | @youthartscollective benefit dinner
Yesterday, I found a sunny little spot near the Big Sur River for morning yoga in the redwoods. For a few moments, it was just me and the sounds of the water, the warm autumn breeze, and the hummingbird hanging out by the wild blackberries. It was as if Judge K and all the so-called leaders who voted a partisan liar into our highest court didn’t exist. But, they do and this month is a real chance to do something about it. I'm signed up for phone banking and canvassing @swingleft and @sisterdistrictsf and I'm looking for buddies. Let me be clear, I have never ever done this before. But, I REALLY don't want to look back on a close election and wish I'd done more. Plus, I listened to Lovett or Leave It @crookedmedia last night, so I'm basically an expert now. Message me, I'll send you dates. #democracyinaction #votesaveamerica ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ | Photo above from a tranquil evening at the estate of the one and only @bernardtrainor with @youthartscollective and @hannililiedahl in beautiful Carmel, Ca.
Happy girl. I’d planned on my standard run across Divis towards the park this morning, but when I headed out to move my car for street cleaning and realized what a warm day it is, I decided on a whim to head to the water. I think I had the latest episode of @Hiddenbrain on my mind when I arrived at Marshall Beach. I’d spent yesterday in the editing cave learning the science behind our bodies craving nature. It actually affects our physical and mental health when we don’t have access to it. It makes sense, our ancestors lived in the forests a whole lot longer than we’ve been living in cities. I decided to forgo my usual earbuds and listen instead to the ocean crashing on the rocks below. The sun coming up over the cypress trees was warming the smells from those glorious spicy shrubs I don’t know the name of but always remind me of coastal hikes. Without other people’s songs in my head, I wrote my own, something I’ve assumed for years I wasn’t capable of. From the cliffs, I could hear voices on a boat out in the bay and when I looked again, I realize they were hanging out there because a big beautiful whale was breaching. It was flipping perfect. 🤣 I’ve been really cranky about San Francisco “summer” this year, but one hour like this left me feeling so content and renewed. 🌊 photo above 📷 @ankurwow from a trip to Whistler a few summers back where the mountains drop right into the bright blue sea and the sun stays out until after dinner time.
There’s a Cape Code meets Navy meets Retro SoCal thing happening on Coronado and I’m into it.
Spent two days getting to know Coronado - it’s not hard, the grid was designed by the military, so it’s pretty straightforward to navigate. Toured the new ‘hood with Murph Dog, wine-tasted for three, jumped in the ocean, and drank my morning chai outside in the sunshine (I’ve been off coffee for a month now 😕). | Was really feeling the sweet New England-meets-SoCal vibes. Favorite $2m cottages to follow above. | So good to squeeze you @rachelreed28 @n.cole32 @aliciakanbar I’ll be back soon. The 9:50 to SFO is easy peasy. ❤️
Thinking about roads trips and summer plans, but also how returning home to a full calendar leads to meltdown mode. How do I stay committed to meditation, exercise, 8 hours sleep without it all feeling like more tasks on the To Do list? Taking suggestions.
Wyoming. Jumped in the Snake River, danced with cowboys and debated the merits of public land ownership. Crossed a not-small river on horseback, saw pink lupin and unidentified animal that looked like a large cat with a turkey butt. Huge shoutout to @liza.gershman for dreaming the whole thing up and inviting the entire town of #thaynewyoming for bbq and fireworks.