I'm a bit of a Jack of All Trades--teacher/writer/event planner/crafter and am excited to be adding Airbnb host to the list! I have a wonderful partner, Kevin, and we've got an adorable Wirehaired Terrier mix pup named Strummer who completes our family. In our free time, we love taking Strummer on outings but also take off on our own to bike along the Embarcadero, out at Ocean Beach or through Golden Gate Park. I'm crazy for thrift stores, flea markets and craft fairs and know all the best ones in the area. I also keep tabs on the free "happenings" in the city--there are a lot, and I love the chance to check out new and interesting things I might never have tried otherwise. I aspire to be a great flower gardener but seem to always fall short--I consistently kill a couple of plants each season, but that doesn't stop me from trying :) Our deck is full of flowers, and I've got my fingers crossed for a successful season this year. Tulips and peonies are two of my favorites, but I'm a sucker for anything purple, too. I also enjoy reading--most recently "The Paris Wife" and "Hotel Pastis" (a bit of a French-ish phase, I guess) and my favorite shows seem to all be on HBO--"Girls," "Veep" and "True Detective," but I also like "Episodes" and all the makeover shows on HGTV.
As hosts, Kevin and I try to make guests as comfortable as possible and try to take our cues from them as far as how much interaction they'd like to have. We're super happy to give recommendations on everything from restaurants to music venues (Kevin's a professional musician, so he's on top of all that) to great places to visit in and out of town. Overall, we want people to feel at home and well-looked-after and to feel as though they've discovered a special place in the city by staying with us.