the swing

A small blue sign marked the turn off from the ocean hugging, sun-kissed highway on the coast of California. It is only a short 3-mile drive tightly turning around heavily flowered meadows and through deep groves of Californian redwoods. As the road straightened out, … Continue reading

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the color of love

Spring had arrived and what better way to welcome Spring than to participate in the color, love, and community of the annual Holi festival. Known as the festival of Colors, the day is ancient in origin and was meant to celebrate the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. It … Continue reading

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the popup

Today, we discovered a new kind of beauty, a new kind of interactive museum. Tucked away in two old warehouses, the Pace Art and Technology team created the Living Digital Space and Future Parks exhibition. A dual installation. The gallery offered one deeply … Continue reading

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a girl and her horse

It all began at the Saddle Shop in San Carlos. Boots. Riding helmet. Gathering all the things required for Ava’s highly anticipated horse camp. Rows of boots, all shapes and sizes. Some with sparkles, most without. Long rows of saddles slung over … Continue reading

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the flower pianos

The botanical gardens bloomed with bright staccatos, sweet allegros, and long crescendos. Today, the park was filled with the fragrance of music; you could smell the notes as they intertwined with the flowers. Spread out before us was Flower Piano, a twelve day 75th anniversary celebration for the San … Continue reading

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angel and strawberry

This is a story of two sand crabs named Angel and Strawberry. Crabs who were peacefully hiding in a large pile of rocks on the beach. Two unsuspecting crustaceans just minding their own business until the tide rolled back in. How did the … Continue reading

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summer stories

Ah, summer memories. Took me awhile to write this one, the long weekend trips are always overwhelming to craft a story. Sometimes, I just plain avoid it until I’m ready to tackle a long piece. So, here it is, our road trip to … Continue reading

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it’s 40 degrees, let’s go to the beach!

It’s in the low 50s during the day and mid 30s at night. Cold snap California style, so of course, we should go to the beach! We were off to Half Moon Bay. Sea salty air. Long lines of sandy beaches. Shelling. … Continue reading

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