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stairway walks: corona heights

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!

alameda antiques fair finds

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! 

mission cheese

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.