My friend Tina moved out to Santa Rosa recently so I took a little trip to visit her this weekend
I set off on my way Saturday afternoon
and arrived at her cute little yellow house where all stray cats are friendly as heck
I discovered, after many years of knowing Christina, that she is mega talented when it comes to making a house look like a home
her teapot (a gift from us)
and her cake plate (also a gift from us)
chocolate on display. Yes please!
Ant's art framed in her room (basically my favorite piece he's ever done)
World Market curtains (yes I want some)
sweet backyard. ... I am a little jealous of her awesome house.
We enjoyed a couple Arnie Palmie's
and met up with her friend Leah - who I failed to photograph - for dinner at 3rd Street Aleworks
and later enjoyed some bubbly via Toad Hollow - whom I have loved ever since visiting Healdsburg in January
Here's Jeffrey. I named him that. After Jeffrey the Giraffe. Ask my husband.
I finally watched The Social Network - loved it - and attempted to solve answers in my dreams via prayer. It was tough and after an hour of it I gave up in search of a good night's rest. Like that is ever possible when you're starting at 2 am.
Anyway.. due to the lack of sleep we grabbed Starbs in the morning and walked downtown in search of local art. It is quite abundant in Santa Rosa.
Comic book chick.
Peanuts is everywhere because of Charles Schultz originating in Sonoma County.
Scissors cutting blue tape
We think SANTA ROSA is spelled out on different electrical boxes but they were so spread out we finally gave up in search of antiques.
50 Influential people from Sonoma County
us with Jack London
That's me reflected down there somewhere
No clue what this is
I love me some Fahrenheit 451
Call of the Wild
My fav - Alfred Hitchcock and Vincent Price
Us on a farm
Awesome poppies, right?
Here I am in China
Check out this weird horse / stick / statue thing.
and we ended the day (after basically drowning our day in antique shopping) with yum-o food - all locally grown.
and I headed home. I was pretty sad to leave my bud and head back to boring-land, but it's cool - there are plenty more weekends in my future, right?
One thing I discovered on this trip - I am a California junkie. And. I. Love. It.