Nolan and I saw the Bowerbirds at the Independent on Friday night. They were fantastic (as usual) but we particularly enjoyed the opening act from Dry the River, a folk-rock band from the UK. Their debut album, Shallow Bed, comes out next week.
Nolan picked up a wonderful little book last year called Stairway Walks in San Francisco, a guide that highlights dozens of walks around the city. We did the Corona Heights walk this weekend culminating in a hike up Corona Hill for an incredible view of the city. Halfway up the hill a man and his dog were enjoying the view; I couldn’t resist snapping a photo. Such a great way to explore more off-the-beaten path parts of the city. Here’s to hoping the weather is nice this upcoming weekend for another stairway walk!
I’ve been sitting on two rolls of exposed 120 film I shot with my Holga a few years ago, and finally got around to developing and scanning them this weekend. The color shot is from Matt and Callie’s wedding in Asheville, North Carolina, and the black and whites are from a trip to Myrtle Beach with Nolan’s folks. I need to take that little camera out more often.
We hung some new artwork around the apartment the other day. This piece by Caroline Wright is on the wall above our couch now, and I couldn’t love it more. (These photos hardly do it justice.)
A few finds from the Alameda Antiques Fair last weekend: an industrial stool that is just perfect for my new elephant foot palm plant; two cameras: an Ansco Readyflash (and a bonus surprise– an exposed roll of film in it!) and a Brownie Twin 20; and some old photos to add to my collection.
Does anyone have any experience getting obsolete film developed? The roll I found in the Ansco Readyflash is Kodacolor-X and processed with C-22 which our local shop doesn’t do anymore, so I’ve been looking for somewhere to send it off. The most promising I’ve found so far is Film Rescue International, but the turnaround is going to be at least 6 weeks… Any ideas/recommendations/suggestions would be very much appreciated!
Nolan and I met some friends at Mission Cheese yesterday afternoon. We told cheesemonger Steve a few of our likes and dislikes and he put together a spectacular cheese plate for us. That guy knows his cheese! Crowd favorites were the Barinaga Ranch Baserri and the Rogue River Blue– and half of us claimed to not even like blue cheese. The decor is a great mix of rustic and industrial and the vibe is definitely laid back cool. Plus they serve their tap beers in mason jars. (Love!) Not a bad way to spend a few hours on a drizzly afternoon.
It’s been almost a month since Nolan and I got back from New York City, and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to upload pictures from our trip. It was a bit of a whirlwind but we did almost everything on our to do/see/eat list! Thank you for your recommendations, they were so helpful! We did a fair amount of touristy things– visiting Grand Central Station, MoMA and The Met, walking through Central Park, along the Highline and across the Brooklyn Bridge – but we also got to act like locals too (many thanks to Emily and Kara for helping us fit right in) – we went to the Brooklyn Flea, bar hopped in the East Village, got the hang of the subway system, gallery hopped in Chelsea. We visited with old friends and new friends and even snuck in a stop at Etsy Headquarters. (What a cool place to work.) I really can’t imagine having a better trip. We’re already planning our next one… :)