Sunday, October 26, 2014


i love libraries in general, but the library just up the road is a special one. the civic center marin county free library is housed in a frank lloyd wright building, and it's the first—and so far only—wright building i've been in. there's a special room in the back full of california history, and there are always events going on. yesterday they were showing kids how to make ice cream in a baggy, next the marin master gardeners were giving a lecture. libraries have always been a place of comfort for me, if i'm ever feeling uninspired, a trip there will spark something. our home is always full of free books and movies, and i'm amazed when i hear someone say they never go to the library. what? does not compute. even if you are not suckered in my the free-ness of it, check out the civic enter branch and surrounding building, it's worth the trip.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

petaluma perhaps

it's going to be another hot day in marin, now is the time to do your outside chores. petaluma feels like a nice jaunt for the day. i'm craving another visit to della fattoria. there are a lot of other great food spots to check out. last time we saw thistle meats and lala's, but we were too stuffed to go in. my other two not to be missed spots are maude and the petaluma seed bank (which is closed on saturdays so go sunday!). i found this leather zippered purse at maude years ago when i first stumbled on the shop. i read today that it's made by le vestiaire de jeanne. i used to read this blog a while back, loving all her clothes and photos of them, i didn't realize i own something she made. time to head up to petaluma pronto!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

calling cards are in came through, the cards are in. look for me or michelle to hand you one next time we spot you. i'm thinking we need guest bloggers, too! i've been too busy to post...

Sunday, September 21, 2014


i made the first official where do they go outreach today. i approached a couple at the market and asked if they lived nearby. i see them every sunday and decided it was time to start what this project is all about—meeting people who we might want to hang out with. they didn't seem too bothered by my prying. i found out they live on lucas valley road, they like seafood, hang out in fairfax & san anselmo and sometimes eat at fish. i handed them my work business card and decided it was time to order some cards specific to the blog. moo is taking care of those right now, so soon i'll have something more official to hit on folks with.

hey meesh, are you going to post anything on here soon?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

sunday ritual

sunday mornings you can find me at the civic center farmers market. coffee and goodie in hand, i plop down at a table and just watch people for a few minutes while i fuel up. i see a lot of regulars there and i know these are my people. if they can get there by 8am on sunday i want to know them. after my 15 minutes of coffee time, i stroll the rows a few times until i have what i want for the week. this morning after the the farmers i walked over to the outdoor antique market in search of a mirror and found one at my first stop.

next up: michelle and i have to get working on the method we'll use to start meeting our new friends without them feeling creeped out. i'm thinking calling cards. any ideas?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

no. 1

it's a sunny september morning in marin, i'm about to bite into breakfast at mh bread & butter. i moved here from san francisco almost two years ago—fifteen more days until our anniversary—for green space, a home i could own, and warm summers. after twelve years in the fog i don't miss freezing all summer. 

my friend michelle, this blog's co-creator, has been in marin for five years. she's got jamaican blood and needs the sun to survive.

soon after we started venturing out together, we started wondering where we might find folks we'd like to hang out with. where were they hanging out? what were they doing? we kept asking each other "where do they go?"

so we're going to start finding out where you go, why you go there, and what you love to do in marin. we've got a few favorite spots but want more.