“And suddenly you know… it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.” ~Meister Eckhart
Did you know that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail?
That’s pretty crazy. Maybe you’re part of that statistic. Feeling eager, excited, and ready for change only to fall back into old patterns after a few […]
We’re down to crunch time, but if you’re heading to the store stressed over what to serve at Thanksgiving, we’ve got some last minute tips to keep in mind.
“What wine pairs best with a Thanksgiving meal?”
The above is an age old question, so naturally, there is no correct answer.
A Thanksgiving meal has a lot of flavors happe […]
Thanksgiving is pretty much the best holiday there is since it doesn’t involve anything other than hanging with people you love, watching football, and eating so much yummy food. And you know what makes it even better? When you don’t have to cook any of that yummy food. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with family or doing a […]
10 Thanksgiving meals that are just as good as turkey (if not better)
Yes, we know turkey is so synonymous with Thanksgiving the holiday is even frequently referred to as “Turkey Day,” but some of us are seriously over all the gobble-gobble. There, we said it.
It seems like sacrilege to admit it, but we figured we can’t […]
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Nestled into a particularly beautiful stretch of Sonoma County’s 55-mile coast, Bodega Bay is a favorite destination for Bay Area residents as well as travelers.
This long-time home to a fishing boat fleet is a small, friendly town with a few shops and art galleries and excellent seafood restaurants.
Bodega Bay is jammed with hiking a […]
Somewhere out there in cyberspace there are tech gurus — a fancy word for nerds — working to make our lives easier. They’re devising new, unimaginably brilliant gadgets, gizmos and apps that do two things: Make our lives easier and make us wonder why we never thought of such a simple idea in the first place (remember th […]
Here is a fun list of 31 popular day trips from San Francisco. All of these trips are within 75 miles of downtown San Francisco. Travel time will vary depending on the time you leave and the day you go on. We have also included 15 popular San Francisco attractions that can be reached by bus or train.
San Francisco Day Trips
Before you […]
Creativity is a tricky word. Consultants peddle it, brands promise it, we all strive for it, often without really knowing quite what “it” really is. Put simply, there’s a lot of snake oil around creativity. But now here’s author Elizabeth Gilbert (TED Talk, Your elusive creative genius) to cut through the guff with her distinctl […]
You might think minimalist living has a particular look to it: clean white counters or a closet holding exactly 30 items, for example.
But a minimalist lifestyle isn’t about fitting all your worldly possessions into a single backpack — it’s about clearing the clutter from your life and adjusting your mindset so you can live with m […]
Spring is such an exciting culinary time. Check out these mouth watering recipes.
Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Green Garlic
Once you get the hang of it, forming these dumplings is easy, but it may take a little practice at first. Recipe
One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard
This mustard sauce is meant to have so […]
By JANE E. BRODY (New York Times)
Most mornings as I leave the Y after my swim and shower, I cross paths with a coterie of toddlers entering with their caregivers for a kid-oriented activity. I can’t resist saying hello, requesting a high-five, and wishing them a fun time. I leave the Y grinning from ear to ear, uplifted not just […]
A long post but some things are worth considering to help you on a path to a balanced life. Some may resonate and some may not. Enjoy!
50 Ways Happier, Healthier, And More Successful People Live On Their Own Terms
1. Stop consuming caffeine
Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actuall […]
Every minute of your life is gold. Are you treating it that way?
CREDIT: Getty Images
There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways increase your output–either put in more hours or work smarter. I don’t know about you, but I prefer the latter.
Being more prod […]
We’ll cheers to that.
If you’re one of those people who always thinks it’s a perfect time to have a glass of wine (we don’t judge), you’ll love Winc Wine Delivery.
This wine delivery service takes away all the painful guesswork in the wine aisle, and sends you bottles that are hand-selected by experts. All the wines are based o […]
It’s raining and you forgot your umbrella. And your rain boots. This evening you’re going to need something warm and incredibly easy that you can whip up in less than half an hour. We know the feeling, so we’ve come up with 17 amazing quick and easy soup recipes for a tasty and speedy dinner that will warm you from the inside out […]
The months of December and January prove to be a busy time of year for everyone with all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
In addition to the family festivities and copious cups of eggnog forced upon you, you might also find yourself on the guest list of a company holiday party or two. Depending on the toxic combination of ubiquit […]
There are so many beautiful ways to make this holiday extra special.
Fall mantel complete with clothespin book page leaves and white pumpkins. A fantastic mix of cozy and modern. Check out more here.
Crafty pumpkin made out of an old book. This is a perfect project for friends or family. Find the tutorial here.
The thankful tree […]
Welcome to October’s edition to amazing and entertaining links from around the web.
Halloween Web is a fun website for all things spOoOOoky.
The Hustle – The most interesting reading I’ve done on the Internet in a long time.
Pick the Brain – Grow yourself.
Google’s Night Walk – Wow.
Supercook – Instant recipes based on […]
Before you set out to hike Bartholomew Park, a decision must be made: taste first, hike later, or hike first, taste later. Personally, we’re partial to a taste, hike, taste again combo, but however you arrange your day at Sonoma’s Bartholomew Park, prepare your senses for a nature and vino overload.
Founded in 1994 by the B […]
House Beautiful has some mouth watering recipes for fall. I couldn’t help but pick out a few delicious stand outs to share here with you. Don’t hesitate to invite us over to help you taste test these amazing dishes. 🙂
LENTILS WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES
A splash of rosé transforms healthy legumes into an addictive dish. Tos […]
Robots making your next pair of glasses is something out of the future.. or is it? Jins is a optical company with extreme efficiency and quality at a low cost. Jins is conveniently located in Union Square and several other California locations. The company guarantees you will have your glasses the same day, a 30 minute process. Wow! And […]
Eating well during the week doesn’t have to be hard. Check out these delicious simple recipes from Bon Appetit and treat yourself.
Cacio e Pepe e Roasted Vegetables
When a dinner of cheese and butter and noodles sounds a bit too indulgent, just add roasted veg. Boom.
Miso Soup with Veg and Tofu
Wholesome, fill […]
It’s that time of year again when a mass exodus of hippies and hipsters (and, you know, regular folks) leave San Francisco to spend a week half-naked and “finding themselves” in a dusty prehistoric lake bed they’ve turned into “a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance.” Yup, that […]
Decluttering can be tough work.
We spend years and years collecting and accumulating more and more things. We should not be surprised then, if it takes considerable time to make decisions about what to keep and what to remove.
But it’s always worth the effort. Possessions weigh us down and add extra burden to our lives. Owning less re […]
Join me in a new monthly series featuring some of my latest favorite websites for life and beyond.
DIY Decor Projects Worth Tackling in 2016 – Some amazing ideas to really spruce up your space and stick with the trends.
3 Productivity Tips You Can Start Using Today – Harvard Business School’s quick tips to keep you on […]
It’s hot out there and you should be ahead of the game when it comes to cold delicious treats. These treats aren’t only yummy, they are dairy freeeeeee.
Photo via Yelp.
100% Sweet Cafe
While the giant menu at 100% Sweet Cafe has a lot to offer, you’ll want to go straight for the shaved ice. With the consistency of ligh […]
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Flowers can play a role in any occasion, from the saddest and most solemn to the most joyous and celebratory. Flowers are there to cheer and comfort us through the highs and lows in life. Read on for five well liked flower shops in San Francisco.
640 Brannan St.
San Franc […]
Tap that juicy beauty and prepare for the “oohs” and “ahhs.”
A classic idea but always a party winner, the watermelon keg is what your next poolside gathering needs. The concept is simple: big juicy melon, your favorite fruity elixir (loaded or virgin) and a fun little tap. A cake stand and cute glasses com […]
Whether you’re just trying to steer clear of the sugary drinks, or aim to really help your body flush out any toxins lurking in your system, this refreshing blend of foods and flavors will satisfy your taste-buds needs.
Included: Watermelon/cucumber, lemon/lime, mint leaves, and water.
Why Watermelon (or cucumber): Watermelon helps th […]