Monday, November 24

Sunday { Outside } the City.

I felt like finding myself immersed in nature this Sunday, so I took a drive out to a sleepy seaside town up north, Bolinas. San Franciscans know the locals who live in Bolinas like to keep it a sacred, secret place. To the point of taking down the directional sign every chance they get. There was no sign today, luckily but by now I just know where to turn left. Here's a glimpse of a town that's just a little off the map, and likes it that way.

Looking to Get Lost.


Nowhere Land.


Actually Closed.


Good Grandson.


Bolinas.


Don't Fence Me In.


Nowhere to Be Found.


Love on the Rocks.

29 comments:

Sara LeeAnn said...

What a lovely getaway, and how fortunate to be so near you can just hop in your car and drive there on a day-trip. I adore the last picture in this set, "Love on the Rocks." Beautiful!

Orange Pattern said...

Love, love, love.

That arrow photo is friggin awesome.

leaca said...

Great shots. I love that arrow too.

trupeach said...

i'd probably want to keep it hush, hush and all to myself too.
so charming.

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

Victoria, I love your photos! I feel like getting out myself. Thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

I LOVE the photo with the beach - AMAZING!!!

t h a i t r a i t said...

This was like a fabulous mini-vacation at 8:52am in the morning...

Love the fence. And I too, am all about that arrow...

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Great photos and commentary! Glad to see someone loves grandma so devotedly - it warms my heart.

Jenny_CGY said...

WOW. I was in SF for the first time this weekend, and the coast up North is breath-taking. Guess I missed Bolinas!

karina Manghi said...

I love your Sunday!!!!
Mysterious places are so attractive!

Anonymous said...

Victoria... I cannot say enough about this series! My favorite so far, esp. the arrow photo. You inspire me to get in the car and go-o-o-o-o! --Joan

Tina said...

wow, the photos are amazing!

DD said...

I live near Muir Beach and used to play soccer in Bolinas as a kid. Such a fun, funky hidden gem.

design nomad said...

Pretty fabulous photo with the swash of pink and an arrow!

Alison said...

This made me so happy to see! I just got back from my very first trip to SF a week ago, and we spent a wonderful weekend in Bolinas. It's a lovely spot!

smauge said...

Magnificent photos!!

victoria thorne design said...

i always forget that i mean to go here, but then remember that it might not be so easy...it looks like a must-do, now. lovely photos, thank you.

Heidi Jo said...

Fabulous photos! I am in NorCal as well (Sonoma County) and I don't think I've ever been to Bolinas. I'll have to add that to my day trip list!

Andrea Guim said...

Beutiful images!

mayaluna said...

Great shots... looks you had fun getting out!

Jessamyn Harris said...

beautiful! I adore Bolinas but spent more time in Stinson Beach as a kid (thanks to family there), so it seems there's still always some little dinky nook for me to discover in BoBo. So many happy memories in West Marin!

Holly said...

i love bo!! my bf and i took photos infront of that very pumpkin patch last year!! what a treat to see it from someone elses eyes. :)

odessa said...

oh, bolinas....you are a hidden gem.

m e l i g r o s a said...

love bolinas. this past labor day festival in their festival I scored some delish honey.
awwww west marin♥

V. Morsse said...

These photos are absolutely spectacular. I love the "Nowhere Land" image. It practically glitters.

modish said...

Oh, how I love Bolinas! I've spent some time there, and wrote a short story that was based there about a surfer, love, the ocean at night...hmm, I should pull that out and read it again... thanks for the reminder! :)
-jena

Jiovanni said...

What a beautiful little piece of land. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pix. Awesome stuff.

douglas wittnebel said...

good to see and read your entry on bolinas, the mystical lost and found town on the edge of nowhere, and appreciate the detail photos and landscape shots of the spaces and figments of the individual fingerprints left there...

maja said...

love, love love bolinas and west marin! glad you had such great weather :)