Berkeley: Guided By Shauntee Joseph

“…STOP.  Don’t be afraid.  Punch fear in the throat” a pretty valid way to look at life and the goals you have set in place for yourself and also a great motto to have as we head into the the New Year!  Outgoing and sweet spirited, Shauntee Joseph of Starfish And Coffee Kids guided me…

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Lucky 45

2017 started on a high but was quickly shifting back to a low.  I was in need of new discoveries, new inspiration and a desperate need of new scenery but I needed to be mindful about the way my money was being spent and could no longer afford the luxuries of carelessly booking a trip…

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CARMEL, CA

I dreaded this trip, not because of the drive, no, it was a mere two hours from where I lived but because the weather had suddenly changed in the Bay Area and I woke up to a grey and rainy morning.  I wanted nothing more than to be a sloth and stay at home but…

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Rose’s Taproom

When the weather peaks 90 degrees in late October, one can only think of a way to combat the heat and stay cool!  My day started off optimistically but I am also a little bit stressed at the moment and because I didn’t want to immediately rush home after the morning errands I had accomplished,…

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Tartine Manufactory

The first time I tried Tartine Manufactory, it was an in and out experience.  I purchase my ham and cheese croissant and an almond milk latte and was quickly out the door to rush to work!  The second time I visited Tartine; which was earlier this week, I took my time with it.  It was…

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Call It Home

Where do you look for inspiration when you feel lost?  Do you take an endless drive, getting lost along the road allowing only the change of scenery to be your guide?  Do you find comfort in meeting new people, hoping an unknown story will pique new interest?  Do you meditate and hope the powers of…

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New York In A New York Minute

Last month I was in New York for what was quite possibly thee hottest and shortest trips I’ve ever took that required me to be on a flight longer than two hours!  I wanted to go to New York for two reasons; a) I hadn’t been in about eight years…I know, ridiculous and b) I…

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Guided by Anna Victor

“That spread of sparkling lights is so fabulous – I feel like a tourist when I fly back because I take pictures of that view every single time during that loop the airplane makes in the sky before landing” It’s not always about a favorite spot to go in the city but often how the…

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Get Lost In Ojai

Ojai California is that special town where people come to relax, meditate and pamper themselves.  This was my first time visiting the town and the urge came from my latest Guided By guest who listed Ojai as one of her favorite places to visit two hours outside of Los Angeles!  The drive is comfortable and…

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