Continuing my fog-fleeing pattern, we headed south this weekend to Pismo Beach on California’s Central Coast. I’d never been to that part of the coast before and found something slightly reminiscent of the California beach towns of an era gone by, complete with classic neon signs, a lively boardwalk/surfing scene and Skynard/Eagles/Foreigner cover bands. We posted up at the Cliffs Resort situated on Shell Beach (just north of Pismo) and couldn’t have been more pumped about our (dog-friendly!) accommodations – highlights were sweeping views, direct beach access and a ridiculous champagne brunch. Other than a little surfing (the dude) and seaside jogging (me), we basically spent our time chillaxing; knew that beach blanket would come in handy.
Side note: Pismo served as the perfect place to meet up with one of my pals from LA; highly recommend it as a meet-in-the-middle spot for San Francisco/LA.
Best beach-strolling tee (by Ace&Jig)
Sunset with Milo
Shell Beach scenes
Downtown Pismo colors/Boys+beach/Green deliciousness
Shell Beach sunset
Been hopping around a bit lately – back east, then back west, around the Bay and beyond. I’ve been pretty focused on fog-dodging – that San Francisco fog is one aggressive beast this time of year, hence the lack of SF-centric photos. They tell me summer comes in September; in the meantime, I’m taking matters into my own hands and sun-chasing.
Ashland, Oregon scenes
San Francisco Pride
Best summer sandals + rose + Bald Head Island
Bodega Bay birthday dinner
Happy anniversary to my one and only. My, how the time flies …
Photos by Nick Pironio
I spent the past few days up in the Napa Valley at the inaugural Bottle Rock music festival and I feel a bit like I’ve just returned from some sort of awesome NorCal utopia. The festival was everything I wanted it to be and more, with sets by favorites Best Coast, the Alabama Shakes, the Black Keys, Jackson Browne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (and a zillion other badass groups), plus Napa wine and food, festival fashion, and a whole lotta sunshine. We posted up at the Silverado Resort, which has a serious Caddyshack vibe (in the loveliest of ways, I promise) and were able to spend some time exploring downtown Napa due to the excellent placement of the festival grounds.
All in all, a very successful first year for a festival that I hope becomes an annual tradition.
Given how sunny and spring-like things have been around here lately, it’s difficult not to channel the season (even on the days that are decidedly neither sunny nor spring-like). I found this blazer on mega-sale around the corner and couldn’t resist – it seemed like just the thing for warm-ish days, or to combat the San Francisco fog on less-than-warm days. Let’s hope the fog monster keeps it in check for a bit.