WELCOME!I’m Lauren — a gentle wanderlust who lives in a little valley nestled between Sacramento and San Francisco. I embrace life’s littlest and most poignant moments, and share them here.
FOLLOW @theurbanhippie ON INSTAGRAM!You knew I loved you that day I watched you enter this world. You knew we were soulmates when, just a few weeks later, you slept in the palm of my hand as I bathed you under the warm water of the kitchen sink. Just weeks out of college, I wasn’t sure where I would work or live, but I knew you were my future; I used my first real-world paycheck to put up a fence that kept your little puppy curiosity from leading you too far from the back door. You were my twin, my comfort, my friend, for nearly 14 years. You were the best, the loveliest, the sweetest puppy child I never knew I needed. You kayaked with me when I didn’t want to go alone. You kept me warm and safe when we car camped. You made me smile every time you wanted to hug it out. There’s a Aussie-Chow-shaped hole in my chest, but I’d never trade it. I love you forever and ever, Sweet Sara.Getting my craft on. #Crafty #ribbon #tistheseasonThank you @kelli_takes_pics and @thatflowerladyjess for helping us getting our creativity on this holiday season. Loved our cozy wreath-making evening with y’all! Swipe for the crew and the mess and Kelli’s mad fruit-n-cheese spread. 🌿🍃🌾🌱🍂🎄#wreath #wreathworkshopWork shennanagins, anyone? Heart these peeps. Swipe #photoboothfun #workhardphotoboothhardDec. 2 // My favorite photo of 2018 // I love this little set of photos of one of my favorite little families. Kelli, Ryan, Olivia (Liv) and Maximilien (Millie) always remind me how much fun it is to get out and play in old barns, fields of horses and sinking sunlight. Love you and your growing familia, Perraults! @kelli_takes_pics #decemberreflections2018 #photochallenge #family #familyshoot #TheHorsesCameOutToPlayTooDec. 1 // Morning light // Our lovely morning light was dimmed by a storm, so I’m going back in my camera roll to one of my favorite mornings a few weeks ago. I wandered through Tahoe, pulling over for beautiful beaches and golden light (and coffee, of course). #decemberreflections2018 #photochallengeIt was such a full and lovely Thanksgiving weekend spent with so many loved ones at FOUR Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving celebrations. It was so great, I forgot to snap photos and only got these. I hope you felt the love this holiday. Christmas, here we come! #thanksgiving #friendsgiving #thankfulAnd tomorrow, we get a new sister! Welcome to the craziness @nomlas_einahpets. #BabyBroIsGettingMarried #siblings #MissingTheOtherTwoSibs #sistersS W I P E > > > Savor the small things, she said. Like pumpkins the color of foggy January mornings and bowls of Neapolitan ice cream you eat at grandma’s house. #pumpkins #pumpkinseason
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This is just a little continuation of that Capitola weekend. As the valley heats up (to 102 last night … eek), I’m feeling the pull of the coast again. Where are you escaping to this summer?
On a weekend in January, when the waves should have been too cold to trample into and the sun should have been hidden in a misty haze, four girlfriends and I held ourselves up in a little beach town and … Continue reading
Last week was a busy one. Not only did I find myself camping on the beach in Northern California, I wound up spending a few days in Santa Cruz. I always find my inner tourist in Santa Cruz, where Downtown … Continue reading
Sometimes, you just have to go to Santa Cruz for the day. I went last weekend and enjoyed a long drive, blue skies and a long walk through a few neighborhoods. I always thought I’d like to live in Santa … Continue reading
While in Santa Cruz Sunday, we stopped in for lunch at Saturn Cafe, where comfort food is made vegetarian style (previously blogged here). I’ve been coming here since high school, when we’d stop here after days of body surfing. Not … Continue reading
Peace. Beauty. Friendship. Relaxation. That pretty much sums up this past Saturday. After our morning coffee and breakfast burritos, Grant drove us to Big Basin, near Santa Cruz/Boulder Creek, where the trees stretch to the sky and spread as wide … Continue reading
These are a few more shots from Santa Cruz. Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to get away.