San Francisco Lately

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Hello!

Here we are again, another Monday upon us. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Derek was on the east coast for work all last week, so we took these last two days extra slow. There were a lot of snoozes, pancakes, and leisurely walks around the city. It was a good time.

While I was scrolling through the blog last night waiting for photos to upload onto the computer, it occurred to me I haven’t shared a SF Lately post in quite some time. So, here we are, and here’s the post.

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A lot has happened over the last few weeks. Let me see. I began freelancing some! As you can imagine, coffee shops have become my new best friend. Oh, and two articles were published, which was super exciting!

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Since I have had a bit more time during the day, I have really tried taking advantage of exploring more of the city. Somehow the city during the week is so much different than the city on the weekends, if that makes sense. None the less, I’ve really enjoyed wandering aimlessly down different streets, allowing my curiosity to lead the way.

Oh, and I have once again embraced the goodness of yoga. I was stoked to find Yoga For The People, a donation-based studio in the Mission. Come to find out, it’s located in a bea-u-ti-ful loft space five stories up. I mean, what better way to get the day started?!

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We’ve been continuing our Sunday-morning ritual of visiting the Farmers Market at Fort Mason. We are so fortunate to live not even a five-minute walk from here, so yeah, we definitely take advantage of all the local produce. And pastries…

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Walking by all the bright flowers always makes me happy.

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Ah, and so does seeing the fresh tomatoes. I can’t help but envision the endless tomato sandwiches come summertime. Because hey, you just can’t beat that classic!

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We’ve stumbled across so many charming bookstores lately. And you know about Derek’s love for bookstores…

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While there have been days of drizzling rainand fog, lots and lots of fog—those times tend to slip my mind once Mother Nature grants us with the bluest of skies.

Seeing the city from up above in this kind of dreamy weather makes all the hills worth it.

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We said hello once again to the Painted Ladies.

This “postcard row” kind of cracks me up. While these houses are quite beautifulespecially against the city backdropI wouldn’t go as far as saying these are the prettiest ladies in all of San Francisco, as some proclaim.

Sure, their details are exquisite, to say the least. And yes, Full-House memories rush my mind as soon as we turn to the corner of Alamo Square.  Yet, every time I stand there taking in all the surrounding historic Victorian mansions, I can’t help but fall even more in love with the neighboring beauties.

But heydon’t get me wrongI’d take the keys to any one of these ornate ladies!

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After escaping the Alamo Square tourist trap, we made our way down to Hayes Valley to spend the afternoon.

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Oh, and did I mention I’m trying to become more relaxed?

You know, more zen all around.

My goal: to shed any layers of unnecessary anxiety and become more like this guy…

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Lastly. exploding bougainvillea for the win!

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I hope you have a wonderful week. Can we all just take a moment to acknowledge the fact it’s now May!?

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