I didn’t think that getting out of the snow and sub-arctic temperatures for 2 and a half days could make that much of a difference but boy was I wrong. As I mentioned last week, I planned a last-minute mother-daughter trip to Marin County for the weekend and it was so much better than I could have imagined. My mom and I bonded, I slept well, ate well, spent a good amount of time outside, and finally exposed to my skin to some sunlight. Passers-by were blinded, I’m sure.
2:00pm Arrive at SFO airport and breathe in the fresh air with no coat on. I could turn around and fly right back to JFK now and have gotten all that I need out of this trip.
4:00pm Pop into the Marin County Mart to visit Pressed Juicery and pick up green juices for the weekend. I’m a freak about needing one nearby at all times.
6:30pm Slinging back oysters and sipping on chardonnay at Barrel House Tavern, overlooking the bay.
9:45pm: Passing out early, feeling relaxed, full, happy. . . and maybe a little tipsy.
9:30am: After green juice and bagels and lox, we arrived at Muir Woods National Park, ready to take in the beauty of the crazy-tall redwoods, and do some mild hiking.
1:00pm: We pick up salmon po’ boys and kale caesar salads at The Lunch Box and picnic on Stinson Beach until the fog rolls in.
3:15pm: Meet up with Christine for a 2 hour photo shoot in Sausalito. I can’t wait to share the 3 outfits we shot over the next 2 weeks.
6:00pm: Take advantage of the free wine and cheese happy hour at our hotel, the charming Mill Valley Inn.
7:30pm: More oysters, pinot noir, and winter vegetable stew at Molina for dinner.
8:00am: Almond milk lattés at Equator Coffee & Teas.
10:30am: Meet up with my mom’s husband Rob at Lyfe Kitchen in Palo Alto for brunch fish tacos and cucumber mint water before I head out of town.
12:00pm: On our way to the airport, I see Cream and pull over to pick up a quick vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream for the road.
So to recap, I ate a lot of food. . . Kidding but seriously the food was good but spending quality time with my mom in beautiful settings was such a blessing. Now it’s back to the grind and back to the snow. Only 10 days until Mexico!