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Aggregate Supply is a store showcasing locally made quality products. They have bold graphics that harmonize with simple, clean, innovative designs. If you are looking for modern American craftsmanship, Turk + Taylor’s beautifully hand-dyed natural soft fabrics are crafted into designer clothes that you can comfortably live in. I am also loving their office supplies and the textiles on their throws, OH.. and most of all their sweet napping dog, Oscar.

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett

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San Francisco has some amazing community gardens. Dearborn Community Garden is the lushest one I have ever seen! This is truly a sacred environment, full of variety. The more time I spent there, the more astounded I became. There were butterflies everywhere and under each leaf was a different thriving plant- from figs, to strawberries, to squash and peppers and a plethora of flowers. I enjoyed every minute I spent exploring the beautiful plot, tucked away down an alley on Dearborn and Bird. My heart is full of gratitude for the loving caretakers– I love this city and am deeply touched by its nurturing citizens.

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett

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Dolphins are one of Earth’s most kind and intelligent animals, often communicating with one another and traveling in a pod or school. I got to see some nudiustertian and it was breathtaking. This week was full of reflection for me, especially on 9/11. We live in such a jarring world. I love wisdom and believe it to be key to moving forward in a positive way. Wisdom is sharpened with good counsel. There is much counsel out there and humans can often be lead astray by joining destructive groups. Three great places to go for counsel are: Books, teachers, and close friends. It is always good to check yourself but be wise in who you choose to listen to. True wisdom is not destructive, does not hate or shame others, but promotes steady growth. Find strength givers, be a strength giver. Have a great weekend!

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett and Saron Reyes

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I am still dreaming about the fried purple beans at SPQR. Yum! The fresh ingredients are so inspiring, I can always go to SPQR and try something dreamy I have never had before. SPQR is a Latin abbreviation for the Senātus Populusque Rōmānus (The Senate and People of Rome), the cozy, close quarters and warm atmosphere are reminiscent of a Roman Holiday. Step in and eat something delicious.

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett

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I actually walked all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge to Cavallo Point last weekend. I was inspired by those tiny deer making their way to the headlands. Cavallo Point was once Fort Baker, a military navy base, but is now a luxury resort. A favorite refuge of mine, Cavallo Point is located right past the lighthouse on the northeastern side of Golden Gate bridge.

Here’s a little lighthouse joke for you:

Conversation at sea:

Irish- Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south, to avoid collision

British- Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north, to avoid collision

Irish- Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south ‘ to avoid collision.

British- This is the Captain of a British Navy Ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Irish- Negative. I say again, you will have to divert YOUR course

British- THIS IS THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY 3 DESTROYERS, 3 CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT SHIPS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES TO THE NORTH, OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS FLOTILLA.

Irish- This is a lighthouse… your call!

This is an inspirational reminder for situational awareness..

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett