Public is one of my favorite words, especially when it comes to creative workspaces and getting stuff done. Some people need to be alone when they work, but I am not that kind of person. When I need a fresh burst of creativity for a particular project, or have a blog post that needs finishing (or starting), I have to get out of the house.
This week I came across a new-to-me coworking company called WeWork. For a monthly membership fee, they offer access to super cool common workspaces and free coffee, among other features. Sort of like the fitness club I used to go to, except with desks instead of elliptical trainers.
I’d love to visit any of their spaces (especially the Berkeley and Tel Aviv locations) in the future, because I think the concept of a shared working environment is BRILLIANT.
But today I’m talking about my own creative workspace. Currently it’s the local coffee shop, which is as close to a shared workspace as I can get for now. Continue reading →
the best way to start the first morning of november… at the farmer’s market.
the best way to start the first afternoon of novemer… at the berkeley marina.
we made a point to walk past my favorite door in the city on our way to church this morning :)
this is where i just sat through my first ever college class. city and regional planning, 112 wurster.
micah: white pepper chocolate chip + strawberry agave. me: cinnamon + lavender + black sesame.
lame photo (heads, anyone?) but amazing experience. all sons & daughters at the regency ballroom in the city.
no matter how late the night before, i still really love mornings.
i had the best time walking around campus taking photos with my friend natasha, a fellow blogger and birkenstock-wearer.
later, berkeley. i miss you already.
i’m basically having a dreamy morning, driving around town in my aunt’s subaru, grocery shopping, listening to dave brubeck, and drinking this delicious drink.
post office shadows.
a direct quote from weather.com provides the reason why i am wearing socks and birkenstocks today: “a potent blast of arctic air is plunging into the nation’s mid-section….” this sort of thing would of course happen when i’ve barely been back here for two days :/
my fingers are numb, my camera lens is frosted over, and the caramel is frozen on the plate. these are the days when i seriously consider permanently deleting my wordpress account and/or moving to santa barbara.
i do this a lot- occupy coffee shops and try to write. about muffins, currently.
a thanksgiving favorite at my house.
i am very busy today. (and i love it!)
[This is the post in which I share photos and a candid review of the month. Click on the photos to read the captions.] Continue reading →
As much as the idea of real-time blogging appeals to me, we just don’t get along very well. That’s what Instagram is for… though even with that I’ve been known to employ the occasional #latergram. While I was in Berkeley recently, I would’ve liked to have composed a neat post of the day’s events each day before bed, but when faced with the option of blogging or baking random muffins because they sound good at 8:30pm, I chose baking. What can I say?
Anyways, it’s taken me a little bit to get all of my photos edited and then to decide the best way to organize these posts. I still don’t know, so I’m just jumping in! Here goes… Continue reading →
Last Tuesday I introduced my aunt to two of my favorite things: Cheese Board pizza and Bi-Rite ice cream. Originally the plan was just to go to Cheese Board and head home soon after. However, while shopping at Cotton Basics in Berkeley, my aunt found something she really wanted to buy, but her size/color was only available at the SF store.
So, of course, we jumped in her car and headed into the city after very little deliberation. We beat the clock by 4 minutes and were able to get over the bridge for $4 instead of $6. We went to Whole Foods in Noe Valley first, and to Cotton Basics. Then we had ice cream, then we visited a thrift store in the Mission. We decided to head for the Sunset to end the day with salads at Java Beach Cafe and a brief walk on the beach. It turned out to be a very full but very fun day. Continue reading →
I had way too much fun this month. My extended break from the books combined with 24 much needed days at home has me motivated to really stick with my schoolwork and get. it. done.
If you remember, in August I visited Austin, TX for the first time (such a cool place!) before heading home for a few weeks. Now that I’m back again I’ll be posting about some of the fun things I did on my time off. I’ll tell you what we did and where we ate in Austin, as well as SF and Berkeley. Starting with Austin… Continue reading →