comfortably uncool since 1979

san francisco

making creativity look easy

inspired by an earring she saw at the vintage street fair the weekend before, cooke gets to hammerin' - always love to see her create.

vintage, vino, and a pregnant rockstar

pretty much my favorite day in and around san fran with cooke, wine ... and some of her closest west coast buds.  a definite highlight was her 9ish month pregnant friend who was filling in as lead singer for her friend's band - "just crossing something off my bucket list, so be kind."  this. momma. rocked!

worlds collide: shabnam at the hub!

shabnam (of DDD and cambodia fame) was in SF at the hub to participate in the unreasonable institute's west coast pitch fest.  and she rocked it.  she's now traveling on the teach tour. what is it, you ask?  i'm so glad you did.  from the mouth of shabnam herself: The purpose of the tour is to both explore education at the →

weekend vintage pursuits, now with more hugs

a typical day in contocooke land - at a downtown SF vintage/craft/cupcake market ...

tahoe, cute pups and ‘kalicia, party of two’

thanks to b lab's CTO, his wife and their two hugely adorable dogs - kate and i had a mandatory escape-to-tahoe weekend.  after our morning walk, we explored downtown truckee, starting with breakfast at the Squeeze In, famous for their "best omelets on the planet." i, of course, got french toast - but i did try kate's cream cheese and →

b lab audit 4 of 8 – indigenous designs

we should have known that indigenous designs was going to be a cool place when we were greated by the adorable office dog, indy.  or, perhaps when the owner showed us to his favorite local vietnamese restaurant for lunch and i had the best grilled pork vermicelli plate of my life.  yeah, that was the clincher. in all honesty, though, indigenous →

hub and blue bottle

got to the hub early to catch some before-hours world cup action.  then met kat for some super swankay coffay at blue bottle cafe.

unc in sf is always good

met up with emily for some mexican, beer and a good chat (not necessarily in that order).

unexpected pride and a mini reunion

a 2/3rds lexington ave reunion (lora, you were missed).  met one of my former cambridge roommates (and one of the most creative bartenders i know) along with two of his friends at a bar i could picture him owning. since it was a sunny san fran day, decided to walk there, and literally ran into copious pride festival celebrations - it →

from new home to new home

photo of my new chapel hill street.  how is it possible that i just met it and already ... i am in love?  then ... breakfast with lysandra before she drove me to the airport in her new fancy red car.  on the other end of my flight? san francisco, my bestest bud, her comfy couch, some wedding craziness, and →