I spent last week in the Bay Area in and around my hometown of Alameda. The week was all that I hoped it would be. It was relaxing, filled with unforgettable moments spent with friends and family and included some great shopping (the town has some of the best vintage and antique shops, nearly untouched by outsiders). Alameda has a slow pace and a small town feel that I took for granted growing up, but cherish now.
Beautiful architecture in the city includes this art deco theater built in the 40s.
There is an abundance of beautiful homes sitting on wide treelined streets. My favorites are the colonial and victorian style homes that have character like this one.
This view of the San Francisco skyline never gets old.
A pretty sunset. I’m wearing H&M snake print jeans, Antilia Femme blouse, Chloe sunglasses and a new vintage bracelet purchased during my trip.
Visiting an old friend in her classroom was one of the highlights of my trip. Her passion for teaching showed in the room’s decor and with her eager and respectful students. This framed photo of all the kids’ hands hangs next to the classroom entrance.
Her adorable fourth and fifth grade students were so sweet and welcoming during my afternoon visit.
I spent a day in Napa with two friends enjoying this picturesque view over wine and cheese. The forty-five minute drive there and back in a convertible during a warm, breezy day was almost as nice as visiting the wineries.
My farewell view from the airplane. I love how distinctly the Bay Bridge can be seen.
I’m back in L.A. feeling recharged and excited to start the short week and a new job.