Local hot spot: Succulence

Someone hide my credit card STAT.

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I know, I said STAT. IN ALL CAPS. That’s because I really mean it this time. Folks, step into San Francisco’s succulent lovers’ sanctuary. Appropriately named and perfectly located, Succulence is not to be missed if you’re crazy about cacti and other drought tolerant hotties.

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Of yoga and air plants

Whenever I go to yoga, I do everything in my power to tune out the outside world and the 101,345,678 thoughts racing through my jet-fueled mind. Once in a while Most of the time, I’m unsuccessful. During my most recent practice, I was fixated on air plants.

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DIY living wall….er…picture

It’s finally heeeeere! All these years of collecting succulent scraps and discarded leaves, stumps, and clippings is finally paying off! As a sucker for succulents, this is MAJOR. It’s not groundbreaking, and many have done it, but the fact that it’s finally a part of my life is MONUMENTAL, folks!

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Succulents and compost and worms, oh my

Somebody’s got a green thumb.

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And by somebody, I’m referring to my mother. I’ve hailed mom as the biggest artistic inspiration in my life before. This also applies to her earthy, nurturing instincts and ability to grow anything, anywhere. Continue reading

Destination Restoration

Having spent most of the day lounging on my friend’s huge deck during our brief brush with summer recently, thoughts of creating a serene outdoor space were fresh on my mind.

Enter the gates of Restoration Hardware in San Francisco’s Design District, a playground for the artistically superior and those eager to spend their immeasurable disposable incomes. Continue reading

It’s a hot one

The weather is a common topic of conversation in San Francisco. That’s because there are microclimates up the yin yang throughout the city and surrounding areas, and the seasons are not distinct. When I first moved here, friends warned me of the drastic weather differences from hood to hood. It was such a strange concept to me since I was used to living in the Northwest where the weather is pretty constant everywhere: rain, clouds and rain.

Rain is something that has been out of sight in San Francisco for the last few days. It’s been unseasonable warm — hot, in fact (hot to us equates to anything above 75 degrees F because we can’t handle extremities here). Continue reading