california

Tentrr x Sarah Ching, Santa Cruz, CA

 
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I had the pleasure of spending a night at a Tentrr site, semi-local to me in Santa Cruz! This specific tent was on the camp keepers large property, at the bottom of a small hill, so we were isolated and had our own privacy without being in the middle of nowhere. The camp keeper greeted us on arrival, and pictured below is her sweet dog who roamed the property freely.

We had a great time off the grid, with no reception, and just each other. Tentrr provides the tent with furnace, bed (air mattress), a toilet (a bucket with a bag and toilet seat), a table with benches, and a fire pit. While there were sheets and thin blankets, we opted to bring our own! Tentrr says they provide a “shower” (bag that can hang from tree, and can heat water with solar power) but we didn’t see one and didn’t use it since we were just there for one night. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

 

McArthur Burney Falls

 

After a year and half of trying to make the five-hour drive north to Burney Falls in Shasta County, we finally did it for our birthday weekend. The waterfalls are seriously a site to see, and one of the easiest to access from the parking lot. No hike required, just walk straight down to the falls. 

Lighting probably would have been better either earlier in the day before 11AM or later in the evening closer to sunset, we were there around 12PM-2PM so lighting wasn't ideal. 

Check out the rolling fog on Mt. Tamalpais and forest in the middle of San Francisco.

 

A Weekend in Midtown | Sacramento, CA

 
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Explore Midtown

A few weeks back I did a take over on @exploremidtown’s Instagram. I shared some of my favorite spots in the heart of Sacramento, the farm to fork capital. Midtown is continuously growing with exciting events and a delicious food scene. In addition to the posts I shared on their instagram here are some additional photos and spots that didn’t make it!


Coffee Shops
The Mill Coffee, Old Soul Co, Temple Coffee

A couple of my favorite coffee shops also happen to be in Midtown. The first would the The Mill on I Street. While I love the minimalistic decor of the space inside, my favorite part would be the patio in the back. It’s covered, spacious, and the perfect spot to get work done.

Another spot, is Old Soul Co, an alleyway coffeeshop that many may miss. We popped in for a latte and scone right after the farmer’s market. And let’s be real, you can’t go wrong with a place that has custom enamel cups with beautiful lettering!

While I didn’t go into Temple Coffee, I’ve seen many people take photos in front of this ‘mural,’ so incase anyone was wondering where this sign was, it’s at Temple coffee by the food co-op!

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Brunch at Paragary’s
1401 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95816

And finally, one of my favorite spots in Midtown, not only for their food but also because the space is so cute, is Paragary’s! I mean look at the tile and the fig plants! Even though I’m raving about their interior space, their back patio was even cuter, so check it out for yourself! We ordered the Strawberries and Cream French Toast and Eggs Benedict. I highly recommend both.


Warehouse Artists’ Lofts Public Market
Kicksville Vinyl And Vintage, Old Gold, Fish Face

While the WAL Public Market isn’t technically part of Midtown, it is pretty close by and definitely worth checking out. Inside is Old Gold, a cool thrift store with Levi’s on Levi’s, vintage blankets, and endless pairs of shoes and retro jackets. There’s also a retro Vinyl store, Benjamin’s Shoes, and poke shop.

Ready to get out of the city? Drive a few hours north and visit McArthur Burney Falls, what some people call the eighth world wonder.