Browsing Tag

NorCal

Cataract Creek on Mt Tamalpais
California FAMILY ACTIVITIES NATURE + GARDENS

3 Waterfalls North Of San Francisco

The last few months brought a welcome gift to this thirsty land – RAIN! And with rain comes waterfalls and rainbows. I am twirling in the redwoods with joy! Constant clear blue skies can be as annoying as constant rain. Sounds strange, I know, but variety is the spice of life.…

January 21, 2016
Picnic at St Clement Vineyard
California

A Weekend In Napa Valley

I love it when people visit because it forces me to be a tourist again. For a recent girls weekend, I visited Napa Valley located approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco. Luckily we hit the vineyards at their peak of fall color just a few weeks ago. The color of the vineyards…

December 4, 2015
Favorite Places To Write In Marin County
California LITERATURE + FILM

Favorite Places To Write In Marin County

There are a lot of reasons to love living in Marin County, just north of San Francisco The climate is mild with a high dose of sunshine The Bay Area just oozes creativity and has an established writing community including Isabelle Allende, Amy Tan, Dave Eggers, Karen…

November 12, 2015
Notes From A California Summer Road Trip
California HISTORY NATURE + GARDENS

Notes From A California Summer Road Trip

What a wonderful, carefree summer we had! I started the new school year with ambitious creative projects underway and plans for a return trip to the UK this month (yay!) My kids recently returned to school and curiously they have California-edition textbooks for science and Spanish California doesn’t…

September 5, 2015
The Story Behind California's Bear Flag
MY STORY

What It Feels Like To Live In California

We are about to sneak up on our first anniversary of moving back to the United States and living in California for the first time. For parents reading, you know those mile markers such as ‘the fog’ lifting when your newborn is about three months old.…

June 16, 2015
Golden Hills of Marin
California San Francisco Area

SF Day Trip: West Marin County

Looking for a unique getaway from San Francisco filled with culinary adventure, shucking tools, rubber gloves, and a walk on the most famous fault line in the world? Welcome to West Marin, known by locals as home to oysters beds, dairy farms, and miles of seashore…

June 12, 2015
Pink Dogwood Cornus
California San Francisco Area

Some New Finds

To my Northern Hemispherians, Happy Spring! Especially to those hit hard by winter this year These dogwood beauties certainly put a smile on my face Sometimes you discover new things that you just gotta share Here’s just a few… I found a new way to…

March 22, 2015