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Sunday, April 27, 2014

tulum mexico

over spring break, we took an amazing trip to tulum in the yucatan region of mexico. it was amazing! we visited the mayan ruins in tulum and chichen itza and toured the sia ka'an biosphere reserve. we swam in cenotes; sinkholes resulting from the collapse of the limestone bedrock that exposes the groundwater underneath. we even explored an underground - and underwater - cave. the town of tulum itself is quaint and picturesque. i am working up various reasons for returning asap.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

march - housewares store in san francisco

last month i visited the march housewares store on sacramento street in san francisco. i'm not much of a cook, so housewares are usually not on top of my shopping list, but this store is amazing. it's artfully merchandized, and meticulously curated. from the green splatterware to the handwoven bungee rugs, from the braided denim bags to the delicate porcelain spoons, there is so much to covet, yet the store did not overwhelm. my favorite picks were the vincent van duysen canisters in a cool new blue color palette (sadly i forgot to take a picture) and the art by carrie mae smith, which brought a smile to my face. a must-visit!

Friday, April 11, 2014

alameda point antiques faire

after more than two years of traveling to san francisco on a very regular basis, i was finally there at the time of the alameda point antiques faire. this renowned northern california flea takes place on the first sunday of every month. the weather was gorgeous, the company was lovely and the shopping was enticing. i vowed to come back soon.