There are only a few ways to keep cool when it’s 104* in San Francisco. Head to the beach, or get out of the city and find air conditioning and wine. Check, check.
I don’t often make it home these days, being on the opposite coast. When I do, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to have such an amazing family and friends. It’s hard to not sound like a Hallmark card. But hey, we ain’t perfect – we partied hard, and almost threw our dog Molly into the garbage by accident. Home is where the heart is.
Perched on the cliffs just north of Ocean beach lives the world-famous Cliff House. I had been wanting to visit this little gem for a while, and once I finally got around to it, I was pleasantly surprised. Being inside, you can feel its rich history and the warmth of the sun makes it impossible to feel blue. The Art Deco design dazzled me, as did the two martinis I had at Zinc Bar! But most of all, I was totally mesmerized by the enchanting sunset.
It’s been quite a few years since I’ve spent Thanksgiving away from my family, and there can only be one next best thing…Friendsgiving! I’m so very thankful to have such an amazing group of friends, who open up their homes wholeheartedly. Big shout out to Vera, for housing my friends and me, and all the shenanigans we packed with us. L’Chaim!