The Eames House

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Lauryn and I swapped one California city for another over Thanksgiving, and headed down to LA to celebrate with her family in a marginally warmer climate. I was delighted to discover that the Eames’ Case […]

Day of the Dead

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Day of the DeadĀ is the Mexican holiday that brings people together to remember those that have passed away. Rather more celebratory and stylish in nature than our own Halloween, it is a firm fixture on […]

Russian River

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Americans take their weekends very seriously – far more so than us lazy Europeans, who have lengthy holidays allotted to us. One of the local get-aways is to Russian River, an hour or two north […]

Marin County Civic Center

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I have been driving past this strange building on the 101 for almost a year now, on the way to mountain biking in Marin, or other outdoorsy activities. I suspected it was a Mosque (unlikely […]

Pinball Wizard

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My weekend of pure Americana continued, when we stumbled upon the annual Pinball Expo at theĀ Marin County Civic Center. There was obviously no choice – we had to go. Bringing together machines from over fifty […]

Saratoga Gap

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The perks of living in San Francisco and working Cupertino continue to unfold. The amount of quality riding within twenty minutes drive is astounding, and we are often lucky enough to hit it at quite […]

Tony & Kat

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Tony, one of my best Greek friends, got married to one of the best ladies I have had the pleasure of meeting, Miss P. Naturally, I flew in to make sure she didn’t change her […]

The Color Run – SF 2012

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I got the call last week to join a crew of people on the annual Color Run, held at Candlestick Park … what is that, I hear you say? It’s a fun run, where you […]

Palm Springs

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Palm Springs, located just over one hundred miles from LA, is a traditional playground for the stars of Hollywood. Offering seclusion and a balmy winter climate, it became fashionable after the war, and the well-healed […]

Tahoe Summer

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I had a last-minute invite from Maartin & Marieke to join them with their brother Kees in a cabin up in the woods. Just the job to escape the city. A great day of hiking, […]