Adventures · California · Seasons · spring

Exploring Filoli House & Gardens, California

There is a beautiful, historic home settled on a sprawling estate, surrounded by gardens and forest. The majestic Filoli House & Gardens is a sight to behold in Woodside, California – just 30 minutes south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Filoli, which stands for Fight Love Live, began as the Bourn-Roth Estate.…… Continue reading Exploring Filoli House & Gardens, California

52 Hikes · Adventures

I Left My Heart in San Francisco {4.2021}

Last month, my husband and I celebrated two years of marriage with a trip (our first in over a year) to San Francisco. It was a lovely weekend full of adventure, good food, lots of walking, and excellent views. My favorite new discovery on the trip was the stunning Ina Coolbrith Park in Russian Hill.…… Continue reading I Left My Heart in San Francisco {4.2021}

52 Hikes

New Year’s Adventures {January 2021}

Happy New Year! It’s finally 2021, and after what seems like the longest year ever, I am hopeful for what is to come in this new year: vaccines, friends, and adventures. It was a bit odd to start this year of uncertainty with any resolutions, so instead I made an intention that I should hopefully…… Continue reading New Year’s Adventures {January 2021}

Christmas · Holidays

A Coastal Christmas Round-Up {December 2020}

The famous Santa Cruz surfer statue on West Cliff Drive decked out for the holiday! It was days after Christmas, and all through the land, not a creature as stirring, except to eat treats… Happy holidays, darlings! I’m a bit late in posting my Christmas round-up, but honestly, it was so nice to soak up…… Continue reading A Coastal Christmas Round-Up {December 2020}

Adventures · autumn · Holidays · ootd

Pumpkins, Dahlias, and Comedians, Oh My! {Autumn 2020}

Autumn is nearing its beautiful end, and I have so much to share. In October, I went to the pumpkin farm with a couple of friends for a socially-distanced visit. It was a lovely, bright afternoon and the perfect day to frolic around and explore my favorite pumpkin patch. Isn’t it the most beautiful and…… Continue reading Pumpkins, Dahlias, and Comedians, Oh My! {Autumn 2020}

autumn · home

Autumn Movies {2020}

It’s officially spooky season, and you know what that means: cozying up under the twinkle lights and watching all of your spooky favorites. Grab your hot cocoa/pumpkin spice latte/cider and settle in, because there are so, so many great Halloween movies to watch this month. Here are the classics: Hocus PocusThe Nightmare Before ChristmasHalloweentownPractical MagicBeetlejuiceThe…… Continue reading Autumn Movies {2020}

Adventures · autumn

Autumn Bucket List {October 2020}

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Hello friends! I can’t believe it’s October already – I feel like there’s been a weird time warp this year with Covid and quarantine, but here we are all the same. October means autumn is in…… Continue reading Autumn Bucket List {October 2020}