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What a weekend! I’m getting a slow start on Tuesday, after a really beautiful Labor Day weekend of art, friends, wine country and the beach. Life has felt so serious and structured lately with new baby and new business and trying to get our new(ish) house into shape, that 3 days of being social and recharging felt just amazing. It was kind of by accident – we had a long list of things we were going to try to get done – but we were so ready for a break that when a few invitations came our way we decided to change our plans. It turned out to be a pleasant reminder of just how important some down-time can be. After all, it’s all about balance, right?

I’m still kicking myself for not bringing my camera out to Oakland’s Art Murmur on Friday night, where we took in some galleries, saw some amazing street art (including a dance troupe that performed sideways, 50 feet in the air on the side of a building and a band that was amplified by two guys pedaling a glowing stationary bicycle – no lie!), and had a great dinner at Mua. Saturday we did have to get some work done (that balance thing, again) and spent a scintillating Saturday night making apple pies with apples donated from our neighbors tree (those apples had to be used!).

Then on Sunday, we took off to visit friends in Sonoma, and looped back by Stinson Beach on Monday for a perfect Labor Day (and Bella’s first beach trip). Now I’m back in the studio, trying to harness some of the weekend’s inspirations and carry a little bit of the beach into my work week. I hope you all had a chance to fit in some relaxing time, or an adventure or two. If not, there’s always next weekend!

first toes in the ocean

sunset over summer

One Response to “a day at the beach”

  1. DolceDreams says:

    I love that toes shot! You've made me homesick, I grew up going to Stinson…How smart of you to choose down time, I need one of those weekends soon :)
    Nathalie

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