Ever since my nephews arrived on the scene in the last few years, my family has decided to buy Christmas presents just for the little ones. We don’t have to stress about getting more stuff for each other and can enjoy the kids’ reactions when they open their gifts. It’s the best part of Christmas anyway. My friends and I have adopted the same kind of thinking too and for the holidays we find a fun experience to do together instead of exchanging presents. Which is especially nice when you have been friends for decades and have no idea what to get each other anymore. This past weekend my best friends, Dee and Sasha, and I went to a holiday tea at Crown & Crumpet in San Francisco.
A lot has changed since I first went to Outside Lands many years ago. Now in it’s 8th year, it’s bigger and better. The three-day music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park has become a must for tons of locals and out-of-towners.
I went to my first blog party here in San Francisco a couple weeks ago. Founded by Jamie Wong, Blog Party is a meet up for bloggers of all types. Parties are held once a month in San Francisco, but a party has been held in L.A. and I’ve heard the parties may expand to other cities in the future. It’s a great way for bloggers to connect, network, and build a community. Each party is held in a great space and there are lots of great bites and drinks to be had and you can score some great swag as well!