SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM is the third Joan Didion book I’ve read in as many years. Her relatable voice holds its own unique place in journalism. I am awed at her use of language and her ability to beautifully sculpt a story out of seemingly ordinary beginnings. The title, taken from a Yeats poem, represents... Continue Reading →
This book sits on our coffee table, not as a decorative piece (although it certainly falls into that category) but as a reference book. Since purchasing it a few months ago, I have come back to it again and again for inspiration and ideas.⠀ Serena and Mason are the owners of General Store in San... Continue Reading →
When we've had enough of the 'bedroom community life' of Sacramento, our first instinct is to drive over to Berkeley/San Francisco; it always feeds our urban-loving souls. According to Google Maps, it takes us 1 hour and 31 minutes to get there. Piece of cake. Not to mention the fact that the west coastline is... Continue Reading →
Scott took a week of vacation this month and instead of packing it with the many activities we've done on vacations so far this year, we decided to have a more 'quiet' vacation week this time. We decided to travel the breadth of Northern California. We live in the middle of this area, so we... Continue Reading →
A week of vacation crammed with home projects, an out-of-town guest, travel, antiques and slothfulness. The perfect combination...
Since Scott has to work on Thanksgiving Day, we celebrated a few days earlier by taking a day trip to San Francisco. It's what I like to call a Scouting Trip - checking out all the sites we want to visit when friends and family come to town. It's about a two-hour drive so an... Continue Reading →