The weather gods blessed my city with yet another sunny weekend so two of my favorite California girls and I drove out to Stinson Beach to soak up some sun! This picture cracks me up because of the couple in the background. What do you think the man is saying to the woman as she arches her back? "I see your butt! It's right there!"
Abbey tagged along and thoroughly enjoyed digging holes :)
I've truly been fortunate to find wonderful friends wherever I've lived and my days in San Francisco are no exception. What could be better than a girlfriend who will pose ridiculously with you in public and then cuddle with you afterward? I value silliness and laughter in all of my friendships...life is so much richer when you have people to giggle (and snuggle!) with.
Beach time was followed by dinner in Mill Valley at my favorite pizza place Small Shed Flatbreads. Local, organic and sustainable eats that are super delicious and fresh tasting! Just looking at this picture makes me want to go back today for another pie (note the missing slices on both pizzas...I couldn't get my phone out fast enough before we dove in)...
Mill Valley is a super cute town located just over the Golden Gate Bridge and tucked in a beautiful California hillside. I snapped this pic during a stroll through some of the neighborhoods simply because it seemed so friendly :)
On Sunday Andrea took me to a cool spot for lunch called Cafe Del Soul, a natural foods and organic cafe, where we enjoyed carrot ginger soup and a "hummus yummus" wrap; hummus, feta cheese, edamame, lettuce, spinach, onion, cucumber, and almonds tossed in a ginger vinaigrette and served in a spinach tortilla. YUM! I love the feeling of being full without that "ugh I ate too much" or "ugh I wish I didn't eat that" after thought. Meals like this remind me that eating fresh can be super satisfying and will truly boost your mood and energy level as opposed to weighing you down (which is what food is supposed to do! Lift you up, not bring you down). The meal also made me think of a little prayer Geneen Roth, author of Women Food and God, uses at her retreats; "Then, blessings on our food and all that made it possible. The rain, the sun, the people who grew it, brought it here, served it here."
Lunch was followed by more sunshine soaking on her family deck...and more snuggling, this time with her mom's cat Stu (short for Stupid-courtesy of Andrea not liking cats) that I renamed Stupendous Stuart because she (yes, she) is actually quite sweet and charming...
Can you guess what I was grateful for this weekend? I mean c'mon. It's the middle of February and I'm wearing a bikini on the beach.
Life is so good.