Hemingway and Weekend Plans

big_hemingwayOver the Christmas holidays, Brent and I took the opportunity to fly to Florida and see family before our move from LA to the Bay. We took a couple days for ourselves and stayed down in the Keys.   After spending the night in Islamorada, we took the drive to Key West where I got to hang out only 90 miles from the motherland!  And of course, we visited some six-toed cats at the Hemingway House.  Hopefully that fun fact will come in handy if you happen to be in the Keys this weekend for the Hemingway Days Festival!  Make sure you bring your marlin fishing gear and high tolerance for rum cocktails.

This weekend we don’t have too much going on other than taking, Foxy, aka Silver Fox, aka my VW Tiguan to get her 20k service.  Exciting isn’t it?

Maybe I’ll also try and get to a yoga class in, since there will probably be a lot of room as thousands will be heading up to Tahoe for Wanderlust.

Here are some fun things happening around the Bay who had something a little more interesting in mind:

21st Annual Catalan Festival sounds like it won’t only have amazing wine and views as it’s taking place on a gorgeous Sonoma Vineyard, but will also have tasty Spanish bites.

I’ve always been a sucker for music in the park.  Check out the SF Symphony Annual Free Concert in Dolores Park this Sunday.

If you’re further down on the Peninsula, be sure to check out the 27th Annual Connoisseur’s Marketplace Festival  in Menlo Park.

Summer equals many things, but it especially equals Rose, in a glass.  The Midsummer Rose Party on Treasure Island is going on Sunday.  Only $10.  Go!  Maybe I should take my own advice…

Whatever you do, have a fabulous weekend!


Dragon Boats and Weekend Plans


Yaaay It’s finally Friday! It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend in the Bay Area and I plan to enjoy every minute of it. I’m most excited for our plans in San Francisco on Saturday. Brent, my mom and I will be headed to 2nd Glass Wine Riot! I wasn’t aware of this until a friend mentioned it to me earlier this week and am I glad she did.  Basically it’s a room filled with 250 wines and you have 4 hours to try them.  You can choose to taste by wine type or by “touring the world.”  This girl loves to travel, so there’s no question as to how I’ll be conducting my tasting.

Here are few other things going on around the Bay this weekend.

Chipotle Cultivate Festival is happening on Saturday in Golden Gate Park. We might need to make a stop here on our way out, since I heard Big Gay Ice Cream will have a truck here!!  Seriously it’s the best ice cream I’ve ever had in my entire life and they only have a shop in NYC.

43rd Annual Oak Park Fair in Berkeley is on Saturday and Sunday, which should have a little something for everyone in the family.

If you prefer wine events in wine country, check out Passport to Pino.

Redford, the city’s newest bar is having its grand opening today!  I love bars with fun themes and an atmosphere like this one.

And around the world: The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.  This is actually taking place on June 12th, but it’s too cool not to post.  I’d love to one day visit Hong Kong during the fest.

Have a wonderful weekend!

photo via Frontiers of Zoology

Grease Sing-A-Long

grease03Do you ever think about what it would be like to live in a different era?

Yesterday, a few fabulous ladies and I got together to go to the Grease Sing-A-Long at the Castro Theatre, which was amazing, by the way, and I highly recommend it!

It got us thinking of how cool it would be to live in that era, where friends meet up every day after school/work at a diner and drink strawberry milkshakes and attend sock hops on a regular basis.

What era would you liked to have lived in?

I wouldn’t mind living in the 40’s

40s fashion

or 60’s

70s especially because of the fashion!