Abandoned cottages and industrial art studios. Chorizo and Bloody Marys. Tempranillo and almond champagne. The San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada foothills. Big cameras and trusty Hipstamatic. Skirts and cut-offs. Origami earrings and red lipstick. Clean sheets and a breakfast bar. Homemade soap and blooming flowers.
It was a busy weekend, friends. A fun one for visiting new places, like the old gold-mining towns Auburn and Grass Valley. They were enchanting and welcoming and I could have easily extended our one-night getaway.