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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.
Jbeil, in Arabic. The ancient city sits above the Mediterranean and below the ruins of a Crusader castle. Its stone buildings and cobblestone streets now house cafes and tourist wares, but it’s not hard to imagine it during medieval times. Or Phoenician or Roman, for that matter. It’s been consistently inhabited since 5000 BCE. #mamiya645 #richardphotolab
Saturday’s dinner table. After really a lot of rain Saturday night, we pivoted. “Spend a sunny weekend backpacking” became “Hike out Sunday morning, explore that cute old mining town, and hit up those hot springs outside of town!” | I shared a beautiful weekend in the mountains with my girls @steph.kenna @jenniheffernanbrown and have been struggling all week with how to post about it. It feels frivolous to talk about my getaways and the luxury of choosing to unplug, when returning to cell service comes with the realization that families were still being separated and lawmakers hadn’t magically come to their senses over the weekend. | Yes, I am relieved 45 signed an executive order, but it doesn’t provide a solution to the thousands of children who have already been separated, moved to different states, lost track of by the government. I’m not sure what the next step is for them, but I’m sure the @aclu_nationwide will need our support. I’ve also downloaded and made use of @5calls (thanks for the rec @thetiffanyhan ). | That being said, I do subscribe to the philosophy of resting so you don’t have to quit. Take care of yourselves, people, so you can support others.
Arrived in Berlin on a Saturday night and immediately got on board with breakfasts that last past lunch and doing nothing on Sundays (though, admittedly, by the end of a holiday Monday, my dormant A-type was kicking in and I needed to schedule and Do Things to quell some rising anxiety). | @jamdrob And her girls took good care of me. 🍅 🍳 Rhubarb and beets. Feta and tomato salad. Herbed Quark, which I came to be very fond of. And Schorle: Mixing white wine with sparkling mineral water 🤭 ...the better for drinking all day long.
Dresden: Where a longer-than-expected stroll across the river led us to some serious people-watching from a Swiss cafe at the base of the Frauenkirche, reconstructed in the last 15 years from rubble of Allied bombing at the end of the war. Where we thought we’d order classy AF edelweiss spritzers, only to discover they resemble the neon blue color of a certain drink ordered for me around my 21st birthday. Where we wandered aimlessly down cobblestone streets and through archways that lead to secluded plazas that look like this.