Remember last autumn when I shared a series of unpublished photos I’d taken? I ended up really loving that post. It’s fun to offload iPhone pics and give you guys a glimpse into the things I see and snap as the weeks and months go by—kind of like my old Life Lately posts, but even more personal. I hope you enjoy the peek into real life, too! Here are a bunch of snaps from my phone and camera which up until now, had never made it to the blog or Insta:
I posted a little bit about my biological sister’s visit to SF on Instagram, but here are a few more photos I never got around to posting there. Turns out, we make the same absolutely ridiculous faces when prompted (and giggly). Do you think we look alike? I have been missing her a lot since she left in mid-February. It was an amazing visit, but hard to say goodbye.
Muir Beach Overlook is one of my fave places. If you are visiting SF and have a way to get to this spot, I highly recommend putting it on your agenda. Even better if you can catch a sunset! (PS—check out my SF recs at the very end of this post!)
This is from a walk around Mission Creek Park in the evening. I’m always inspired by the colors of a West Coast sunset! When we lived in New York, I would dream about these pink and gold tones.
From winter time walks at Fort Funston, Lucy’s favorite “beach” to visit. If you are a local with a dog, I highly recommend you spend an afternoon there!
An old photo from Big Sur I rediscovered in my phone the other day. I don’t know how I missed posting this one! It was a good reminder to plan another trip back—this is one of my favorite places on earth.
Another sunset from Muir Beach Overlook. I couldn’t believe this “purple” sunset in late December. I’d never seen anything like it!
Finally, a few more shots from the last couple of months—walking up Lombard Street and waiting for the bougainvillea to bloom; a beautiful river view in Muir Woods with my sister; and one of my fave hidden gems, the Pelican Inn in Marin. It’s a British pub set in the middle of the California coastal countryside, complete with a great beer selection, wood burning fireplaces, and plenty of British classics (like bangers and mash!).
Some (good!) housekeeping things related to this post. One, I recently updated my San Francisco recommendations guide which includes lots of recs like the little ones I’ve included above. If you are planning a trip to the Bay Area, check it out! I also update my Napa guide a few times per year, so bookmark that one too. Second, if you subscribe to my Digest newsletter, you already saw a few photos from this post earlier this week…because newsletters subscribers tend to get the skinny on this stuff first. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter here (And PSST! If you loved the old VMS Digest links posts, those are now going out in the Digest newsletters, so don’t miss out!)