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Summerized Jewelry now for sale at Love & Luxe


I'm very excited to announce that Summerized earrings are now available at Love & Luxe, a fabulous jewelry store in San Francisco's Mission district (1169 Valencia Street at 23rd).

Betsy, the co-owner and creative director, is a talented jewelry designer, and has created a very well-curated boutique. I'm happy to be included.

She shares my interest in diamonds, as evidenced by this greeting card for sale at the counter…


And this amazing, massive metal diamond in the window display!


I believe they're open Tuesday through Saturday.

Sailing off Sausalito


Last weekend, Kat and Brian came to town, and we went sailing with Krisztina, Autumn and Berndt.


It was my first experience on a sailboat…. and it was pretty noobish.


But it was a lot of fun just to be out with everyone on a beautiful day.


The blanket of fog rolled over Sausalito like something out of Mordor… and was moving so fast you could watch it billow and tumble.


Stilt house and a gaggle of geese


Last weekend, I visited my friend at her stilt house in Marin County. It was overcast, but still beautiful, and there was lots of wildlife on the water.


I'm fascinated by all the communities of people living in houseboats or stilt houses, on various shores here in Northern California — there seem to be a lot of them (several weeks ago, we went to a party on a Sausalito houseboat, which was very cool — the houseboat was floating right in the San Francisco Bay). In contrast, my Marin friend's home is in a community perched atop a pretty marshland, and facing out onto a river-like finger of San Rafael Bay (no, that's not it in the picture below).

You walk down a long wooden boardwalk to get to her home. There are several blocks worth of boardwalk, and each home has its own mini boardwalk. As with the Sausalito houseboats, and each home has a different architectural style, and they are in varying states of repair. There are several geodesic dome type structures and A-frames.  My friend's place was originally a small home in San Francisco, built at the turn-of-the-century.



A neighbor fed the geese and ducks.


Kitties stalked.


The birds were unafraid.

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