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NapaQuake 2014

The last few days have been a very interesting living in Napa! Most of you have heard by now that we just had a 6.0 earthquake on Sunday morning at approximately 3:30 am. For most people, living in the Bay Area– or even California as a whole– means expecting a few earthquakes now and again. I’ve experienced so few in my 20-something years of living here, that I almost forget to remember we’re prone to earthquakes. I was alive but very young for the 1989 Loma Prieta quake that devastated many parts in the Bay Area. I don’t remember much, but my parents have told me stories about that day. My dad was on his way to the ’89 Battle of the Bay World Series in San Francisco (San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics). My lovely mom and aunt Donna were taking a toddler-aged me shopping. I was also here during the 2000 earthquake in Napa, when my aunt Donna and her Brit hubby were visiting. I remember a picture frame falling next to me and waking me up. The damage to Napa was significant but we rebuilt. Earlier this month, a small earthquake 3.2 rattled me awake but after a short while, I was able to fall back asleep.

Sunday, August 24th was much different. Chef and I awoke at the start of the quake, forcing us to endure many minutes of shaking when it was really only seconds. Moments after the quake stopped, we heard neighbors shrieking to turn off the gas, sirens blaring down our street, and dogs barking incessantly. I realized that this was going to be pretty big.

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Perfect Bacon & a Bonus

Hello my little loves. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? My life was a fast-paced blur for a few weeks, and while I did have things to write about and photos to post, I couldn’t seem to find the time to sit down and put it all together. I hope you’ll forgive me. Especially since I’m writing about (wait for it..) bacon this week. BACON!

Who doesn’t love bacon?! I happen to be on that delicious bacon bandwagon. Although, it’s hard to call it a bandwagon when this love affair has been going on for quite a while in our culture. Unlike, say, selfies or #hashtags.

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Getting Ready for Outside Lands 2014

Happy August, y’all! I have some exciting things planned for the month, including a shopping trip and fun food-related event this weekend! Next weekend, however, I’ll be attending my first ever Outside Lands Art and Music Festival! From what I hear, Outside Lands is the more laid back, awesome vibes-y Coachella of the north (read: more hipsters, less douchebags). Held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it began in 2008 and has featured a variety of musical performers such as Beck, Hall and Oates, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Kings of Leon, The Black Eyed Peas, Metallica, and more. Tons of art is on display and a variety of food and drink vendors are on-site as well. Chef and I bought tickets for Sunday’s line up so we’re pretty excited!

If any of you are familiar with “summer” in San Francisco, you know that it could be gorgeous and sunny or 55 F and windy. And then there’s always the fog.. So when deciding on what to wear, layers are always a good idea!

Outside Lands 2014
Outside Lands 2014 by innatsshoes featuring Alex and Ani

Head on over to my Polyvore page to check out all the items in the photo above. Any suggestions for food or drink vendors to try out while I’m there? I might just have to try a bunch to be able to report back to you all. You know, for research purposes..

Oh, and if you’d like to see how I managed to survive my first year at Coachella, click here and here.