All in San Francisco

A San Franciscan's Guide to Carmel

Only two hours from San Francisco, but seemingly worlds away, the charming little town of Carmel almost transports you to another country or another time with it’s signature fairytale cottage architecture and location just steps from the Pacific ocean. As I walked through town, exploring courtyard after courtyard plush with potted annuals and window boxes pregnant with greenery, the sidewalks buckled beneath my feet, tree roots slowly disrupting the bricks yet adding to the coziness of this small town. I breathed in the smell of pine and eucalyptus mixed with a wisp of sea breeze, and exhaled the stress of city life that I left behind for the weekend.

12 Things to Do in the Presidio | San Francisco

While many San Franciscans know of the Presidio and have enjoyed its beauty, they may not know that the most visited U.S. National Park lies in their city limits.  Thanks to its location in America’s 13th largest city, the Presidio sees more visitors than any other National Park in the country and offers a plethora of sights and activities that keeps visitors coming back for more.  Below are some of our favorite Presidio experiences.

Costa Rica Prep: Yoga

On Friday we leave for Costa Rica.  I’m looking forward to finding pura vida through massage, hot springs, yoga and surfing.  My expectation is that any cellulite I might currently have from crawling the craft brewery scene on weekends (and the occasional weeknight) will magically disappear through a lack of stress and daily fresh juices.  To prep for my new zenned out lifestyle, I started going to yoga...

All Accepted Here | Dolores Park

"Hey, are you going to be here awhile?  Do you mind watching my stuff for a bit?" A shirtless man with an ornate cross tattoo on his lower back asks us.

We look to our left at his stuff.  A homemade table made out of 6 empty beer bottles held together by red duct tape, a wheel-less skateboard as the table top.  Jars of jelly and peanut butter are perched on top.  An empty coconut is jimmied under on the of the skateboard lips, presumably for better stability.  A VHS of a Giants World Series win leans against the table base.