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!And tomorrow, we get a new sister! Welcome to the craziness @nomlas_einahpets. #BabyBroIsGettingMarried #siblings #MissingTheOtherTwoSibs #sistersGratitude makes all the difference. Who’s in?S 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 #pumpkinseasonS W I P E > > > Hello, October evenings, with your basque-worthy fall color, water-like-glass, golden sunlight and turtles around every corner. You’re making summer feel bad with your autumnal perfection. #IllTakeIt #ImpromptuPaddlesWith @janelle_meyers #FollowedByWineChiliHocusPocus #OctoberMondays #paddleboardingS W I P E > > > Sunday fun day exploring the summit at Mt. Diablo. We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous afternoon to stand on top of the world. #mountdiablo #ohtheviews #daytrippersI can always count on God to bless me with the greatest coworkers (aka therapists / aka coffee-runners / aka accountability partners / aka friends). And today, we honored our dedicated volunteers with a yummy dinner and pumpkins. Swipeeee >>> #SometimesWeThrowParties #coworkersbelike #WeCallOurselves #BizComI have to say, I’m digging these early fall days more than I expected. Bring on all the cozy and comfort. #pumpkins #fallTahoe mornings. #tahoe #kingsbeach #happytoesWeekend vibes. #LetsWeekend #HappyFriday #paddleboard #mokelumneriver #lodica
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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.