Thursday, June 30, 2011

Workshop SF!

Part of the reason I was really into the idea of spending the summer in San Francisco was due to their DIY community. There seems to be a lot of people that really take a big bite and really sink into the whole DIY movement, and there are quite a few of supporters as well.

Specifically, there is a place that focuses on giving you that support and motivation to take matters into your own hands. Workshop, a DIY school so to speak, offers a wide variety of classes from learning to brew your own ginger beer, starting an indie business, to sewing, and building your own terrarium.

I've had the pleasure of taking 2 classes with them and also interning with them this month. The first class I took was called "Sewing Sorcery" the class focused on zippers and button holes. Two things that i still need to perfect. We made a little zipper pouch and a business card pouch that buttons closed. The other class i took was "Screen printing for newbies." Both classes were so much fun, relaxed and laid back, probably the best learning environment ever....we were even allowed to have adult beverages....ah i heart SF.

sheck it out, i made this with me own hands, true story:


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

San Fran Summer- Oakland!

Ok so it has been a little over 2 weeks and I am loving every minute of being here. Sometimes a little too much..wink wink.

I really had the best intention of posting pictures of my adventures here but have been crazy busy so please forgive. Here are a few pics of the place I have been staying in. Since I have arrived I have been staying in West Oakland. Though people are a little put off by this place, I actually really dig it. Here are some pics of the house and surrounding area! Areas include: Revolution Cafe, Burma Superstar, and Lake Merritt

This Friday I will be going to a different location in the city. yay!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Music Monday- Lykke Li

After 6 days (and many more to go) of walking and roaming around San Francisco, my dogs are barking and all I want to do right now is sleep. So I'm going to keep it simple.

Another super and interesting musician that I have been blasting lately is Lykke Li. I like what she has to say and I like that it makes me want to shake my ass. Both great in my book!

p.s. I really wanted to post the video to "I'm Good, I'm Gone", but it was check it out here:


Thursday, June 9, 2011

San Fran Summer

So day one set the bar high for my summer here in San Francisco, not really. It was an uneventful day but a day full of wandering around, exploring and getting to know the Mission area of SF. My first stop of the morning was San Francisco Center for the Book. I will get to help out in a few events here that are pretty cool.

After I got to check out the place I had the day free to roam around. I basically walked down Valencia street between 16th and 24th. Stopped at basically every shop, had some an amazing chai latte at The Summit, then headed over to Dolores Park to relax from all the walking.

Here are links to some of the shops I went to:

Later in the evening, I went to dinner and drinks with some friends....Overall, day one consisted of getting to know my surroundings, I am looking forward to many adventures while I'm here...I'll keep you posted!


p.s. I took lots of photos on my phone, but my phone is not cooperating at the moment, so from now on i will use my for sure next time ;)