Visiting My Twin Sisters in California

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My twin sister Lucy and I at all times chat However I spotted the opposite day that we’ve not spent lengthy one-on-one time collectively in 12 years as a result of we’re at all times surrounded by associates and kinfolk! (!!!) Typically you simply wish to twin up. So this weekend we spent 3 days collectively in Northern California…

Arrived at SFO with dependable journey snacks and nice treats. podcast episode. I’m reminded of McSweeney’s articles at any time when I journey. Businessmen shouting on the airport. You’ll be able to’t undo it!

Nick's Cove Cottage California

First, I headed Nick’s Cove The drive from the airport in Tomales Bay was superb, meandering previous cows, rivers and eucalyptus forests. That night time my sister needed to work, so I met her associates. Kendra Victoria, who lives close by.

Nick's Cove Cottage California

Have you ever ever stayed at this resort? They’ve 12 villas and 5 are literally over the water.

Nick's Cove Cottage California

How nice was the bed room view?!

Nick's Cove Cottage California

We chatted on the balcony…

Nick's Cove Cottage California

… I breathed within the recent California air that smelled of kelp and pine. I even love the scent of cow manure from the farm.

Nick's Cove Cottage California

Dinner: Cioppino Fish Stew large salad We ate on the pier within the resort restaurant. Then we went again to the villa and fell asleep listening to our associates chattering away from the jetlag. It jogged my memory of dozing and dozing within the automotive as a baby when my mother and father have been speaking quietly within the entrance seat. There’s nothing extra cozy. 🙂

Pig Island Oysters

The subsequent day my sister and I Hog Island Oyster Co. for lunch. I used to be so excited to see her that I ran to this desk the place she was ready.

how cute is she???

Lucy, a longtime California resident and fanatic, took me on a tour of the Level Reyes lighthouse. grocery retailer buffalo milk comfortable serve ice cream, native bookstore and referred to as the market Toby’s. we additionally determined to go epic cheese store But it surely’s too late! That night time, we stayed osprey peakB&B run by a candy couple who made an exquisite breakfast (eggs, sausage, kale, avocado, recent fruit, native cheese, selfmade sourdough bread, selfmade scones, selfmade granola, orange juice, scorching espresso and tea…)

Scribe Winery Sonoma Best

The subsequent day we moved to Sonoma for lunch. scribe vineyard.

Scribe Winery Sonoma Best

our superb server, JustinIn comparison with being stoic and humble, it has made the world of wine alluring and gossip.

Scribe Winery Sonoma Best

Snack with a wine tasting and the menu modifications on a regular basis. I particularly preferred the garlic potato chips.

Scribe Winery Sonoma Best

We have been additionally lucky sufficient to have a dialog. Kelly Mariani, GENIUS and chef skilled at Chez Panisse. Every part bursts with taste. (She’s additionally associates with the director of selling, Maureen, who, in case you should know, Prince Harry as soon as met!)

Lucy Kalanithi

After Scribe, we our resort Learn a guide, take a nap, and persuade the opposite particular person to rub your shoulders. After the tour, we went to have dinner. Valley Bar and Bottle. (It goes right into a penny, a pound, as our British kinfolk say.)

Valley Bar and Bottle Sonoma

Dwelling 3,000 miles away is not straightforward, however the sisters’ time feels further particular. Many occasions, we laughed so laborious (at all times to one thing very random) that we needed to bend over, cross our legs, and take a look at to not maintain our pee.

Lastly, I gave Lucy a giant hug and headed residence. Thanks, Lucy, thanks, California! You might be each the most effective and one among you is the best possible. And I will depart the peacock to you! (The reply is Lucy.) xoxoxo

The place do your family members dwell? Are you close to or far? How do you keep in contact? xo

P.S. My sister’s home renovation, and a visit with Kendra and our little infants.

(Lighthouse picture by Raymond Forbes LLC/Stocksy. Golden Gate Bridge picture by Rachel Dwyer/Stocksy.)

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