This colorful, inspiring and beautiful mural adorns a building with a beautiful cause. The Women’s Building in San Francisco’s Mission District is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice since 1971.
Yesterday we went to see the “Graced with Light” art installation at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. This stunning installation features 20 miles of multicolored silk ribbons that are suspended from the cathedral‘s ceiling arches as part of an ongoing installation by American visual artist Anne Patterson. “Graced With Light” was originally intended to end on July 2013, but has been extended to February 28, 2014 due to its popularity.
A few weeks ago after our second attempt we finally found one of San Francisco’s hidden and unusual spots: The Wave Organ. The Wave Organ is a wave activated acoustic instrument/sculpture part of the Exploratorium. The installation was developed by Peter Richards and sculptor and master stone mason George Gonzalesis in 1986. It consists of 25 PVC organ pipes of various lengths that go into the water which creates the sound by the impact of waves against the pipe ends and the subsequent movement of the water in and out of the pipes.
Life-sized gingerbread house, ice skating, holiday jingles, Christmas trees, Menorah lighting and even cable cars and boats decorated with holiday ornaments. The San Francisco elves has been busy getting into the holiday spirit!
Check out some of our favorite holiday attractions in the city where you can find the spirit of the season.
1. The Fairmont’s 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House
Walk inside the iconic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco during the holidays and you will see the main lobby transformed into a must-see holiday destination. You will be delighted by the stunning 22 feet high and 23 feet wide two-story Victorian gingerbread house. The house includes thousands of baked gingerbread bricks and more than a ton of royal icing and candy decoration.
It is time to get outside and enjoy all that the Fall season has to offer. One of my favorite family-friendly Fall activities is to visit a local farm with friends and pick apples. It’s such a simple way to have fun as a family, create lasting memories and support local farmers!!!
Fall is my favorite time of the year….there is something very special about this season, I love the beautiful weather and the incredible colors it brings!!! There are so many fun things to do during the fall, so every year we create a “Fall Bucket List” to remind ourselves to fully enjoy this colorful season. Hopefully, all of these will be checked off by the end of November!
You can download these 7x5in PDF printable files (filled or blank) to enjoy with your family and have fun making memories together.
Nothing better than to spend a Sunday with family and friends at “Off The Grid’s” Picnic at the Presidio.
Every Sunday 11 am to 4 pm through October 27th you can enjoy the best Bay Area favorite restaurants, food trucks, farmer’s markets fresh produce, traditional games, music, “picnic blanket bar service,” and an amazing Bay view.
The purpose behind Off the Grid is to group San Francisco street food vendors and restaurateurs to allow neighbors and families to connect with each other and enjoy a great food experience. You can enjoy food from around the world in one place. A food-festive experience!
Finally after a few months, we had the opportunity to ‘catch’ “Del Poppolo” pizza truck. Del Popolo’s truck doesn’t have a permanent location and you have to track it daily via twitter @pizzadelpopolo.
One of our favorite destinations to explore with the family in San Francisco are the trails that run throughout the Presidio National Park. Today, we walked “Lover’s Lane”, the oldest foot trail in the Presidio.
I was driving in Santa Rosa downtown a couple weeks ago and suddenly started to notice colorful and vibrant trees around town. I thought I was entering Dr. Seuss’s colorful imaginative world and seeing the famous “Truffula trees”
I started wondering what was going on? Well, it is “Yarn Bombing” also known as yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting. Technically it’s a kind of graffiti with the difference that it can be easily removed if necessary.
Yarn bombing has been around for quite some time and has become a global phenomenon, but I only heard about it around a year ago.