fAVORItes

 When you love books and beautiful places as much as I do, you can't help but want to share them far and wide. Here are my go-to resources and recommendations to help you in your journey. So. . .

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Ferry Building

A food lover's paradise right on the Bay.

Must-See's

Let's say you were coming to visit the Bay Area. These are my absolute favorite spots in and around The City and the places I'd tell you to for sure see.

Golden Gate Bridge

Best seen from this spot in the Presidio.

Fairmont Hotel

The rooftop garden lays the City at your feet.

japanese tea garden

A work of true art.

North beach

The Italian Quarter and home of City Lights.

union square

Bustling in all seasons, luminous at the holidays.

bodega bay

Untrammeled beauty.

The Seminary

Not a castle, but it looks like one.

muir woods

Ancient and alive.

SAN FRANCISCO & BEYOND

"I've always imagined Paradise as a kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges

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I'm lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful independent book shops, including my absolute favorite, Book Passage.

My Favorite Book Stores

MORE FAVORITES

So many to choose from nowadays! Here are the ones I go back to again and again.

Literary Festival Round Up

I've kept a journal of favorite quotations since I was a teenager. These are the ones that sing to me.

And I Quote

Recent Reads

I only recommend what I love-promise.

Best Books On Writing & Creativity