There is something satisfying in the process of packing for a vacation, however brief. You select only your favorite pieces, and everything is given careful consideration. Then there's the joy of arrival; opening the door to your unknown room, unpacking, the bright crisp room, the release from day to day activities.
And what better way to unwind than a stay at the storied Berkeley City Club? Originally the Berkeley Women's City Club, the building was designed by Julia Morgan, the first woman to be admitted to the Ecolo des Beaux-Arts in Paris to study architecture. We recently booked a stay, bringing only a few essential pieces.
Up, up, and up. We celebrate the arrival of Fall by taking a walk up some San Francisco hills.
No need to look far for those famous San Francisco hills, a quick walk around the Dolores Park neighborhood rewards us with several steep examples.
Sensible shoes are required, however, as recently discovered by new to the Bay artist Teresa, who recently wrecked a new pair of sandals while going for a walk in her neighborhood.
Here, Teresa joins us for a walk near Dolores Park in a well-worn pair of white sneakers.