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Travel: October Onward

Believe it or not this is the best time to travel – past the summer craziness. Airfares are reasonable, destinations are less crowded, and the cooling air make it a pleasant stay even the hottest of locations. So I am going to share the interesting of finds online regarding travel. Maybe I’ll slow down or stop in November 🙂

Travel: San Francisco’s Finest Bars

I sometimes forget that I live in one of the most amazing cities on the planet, and that we too have the best of restaurants, and bars to add to your must-try list when you come hang out in my fair city. Now, although I have sampled  on a personal level a handful or so of these pubs, and planned many company happy hours around town, with the venue always being a different bar, I have to say this list of ‘Ten San Francisco bars where the cocktails are so good’ has sparked my curiosity to venture out a bit further then the norm. See for yourself what I mean 🙂  

Food: Huevos Rancheros – My Favorite Anytime Dish

Over Valentine’s weekend, the hubs and I drove across the Golden Gate Bridge heading to nowhere specific. First stop was in Sausalito for the best Huevos Rancheros I could ask for. Since then, I’ve craved the dish almost every morning. But the last couple of weeks have been too insanely busy  for me to make a proper breakfast or lunch or dinner for that matter. So, guess what we are having for dinner tonight?  

what’s going on this week

It’s crazy how busy I’ve been this week, like most of you I am sure. The way I handle my busy schedule so not to stress is, detailing on a board all that I need to do both long-term and short, so I can cross off what’s completed from the list, making myself feel better in the meantime that  I’ve accomplished my tasks as planned. This coming week is no different and so here’s a list of some of the things I have planned:

my definition of the art of living well

The simplest of things in life can be defined as the art of living well. I used to not believe that when I was younger, assuming the art of living well required owning the best of material things and traveling expensive. Not so much anymore. I suppose I’ve grown up, understanding that living well is an art – canvassed entirely by your own brush strokes (R). See for yourself:

danville california day trip

I do step away from San Francisco mostly in the fall months. I suppose I gravitate to smaller towns, just because I crave during this time of the year the good old-fashioned way of living, which really doesn’t exist in San Francisco.  You know, family friendly neighborhoods,  picket fences, colorful trees, a small half a mile long street considered a down town. No major chain stores and the best part an actual neighborhood bookstore, where you can walk in and quietly look over the shelves for that perfect novel to read. I chose going to Danville over this weekend, because of the Danville Fall Festival and I insisted that mother tag along. She fought me at first, being too tired and all, but I insisted and we went to spend a relaxing day being simply simple in the countryside. I couldn’t ask for a better day.