Summer weather + wild fire smoke from the south + possible allergies/summer cold… have all made our sinuses confused and exhausted. This weekend the cats were hot, we were hot, and we went to bed earlier than we’ve been to bed in months. Hot tea in hot weather? We’re trying it, and trying to avoid that summer cold that is moving around us. Work has been extremely hectic for the last few weeks, but also creative and interesting. This weekend we held our second Social Club meeting… details and photos to follow later this week!
I love the calm that comes along every year during burning man. The city is quieter, the streets less crowded, and the weather is cooperative. Intern had a few phone meetings peppered throughout the weekend, but considering the past few weekends of work, it seemed manageable to still get out of the house and away from the screen. We managed a lunch date in Pacific Heights, a stroll through the Alemany Flea market, and a dinner + walk in North Beach. Our friend Becky turned 30, and we joined her friends for a lovely, very grown-up cocktail party a short walk away from our house, in Liberty Hill.
I’ve been very slow to update my portfolio with recent and summer client work. I’ve got a backlog of projects to share, but instead of really getting to it, I made this instead. I’m slowly inching towards an updated portfolio, but also procrastinating/making some gifs that make me laugh. The Sort of Social Club just made plans for our next official project in early October, we’ll be making baskets! We’ve got a few other projects in the queue as well, dip-dying, jewelry making, leather working, bead-painting… and I’m sure a few others I’ve neglected. This holiday weekend we’ve made plans to stay home, after a few too many busy weekends– with Intern working through most of them. Hopefully sleeping in will be part of the plan, along with a picnic, and catching up with friends.
1. & 2. Breakfast: Waffles with strawberries and a dollop of yogurt.
3. Lunch: Seared wild king salmon with micro greens and garlic aioli on grilled ciabata rolls, with a spinach salad.
4. Dinner: Seared Siren Fish Co. wild king salmon with coconut rice and a shallot green onion caper relish. Salmon recipe by the amazing, talented brilliant Kimberly Hasselbrink of The Year in Food.
5. Brunch: Fried eggs, brown sugar roasted bacon, fresh fruit toast and amazing apricot jam made by Lucy (made with backyard apricots!)
6. – 8. Dinner: Birthday dinner at one of our favorite places in the city, Ragazza. Now with a brand new website!
Summer has arrived just in time for my mom’s annual visit to San Francisco. We’ve been out exploring, relaxing and indulging all week. We took a ferry over to Sausalito, a first for us after living here for four years. This year we’re trying to share a few of our favorite places with mom, and trying to do it all at a leisurely pace. We’ve had lunch at Fish, dinner at Ragazza, a movie at Kabuki, margaritas on Valencia, and some good walks around the neighborhood. Poor Intern hasn’t been able to take much time off during mom’s visit, but I closed up shop this week so I could focus my attention on family. Time off isn’t really time off if you don’t commit to it. I waffled for a day or so on this, but pushed myself to take a break for real, and I’m happy to say I’m sticking to it now! I’ll be back to work next week.