Born and raised in Mountain View, CA
Teacher by trade, natural chef in training, artist at heart
Likes- cooking, planting things, dogs, views, traveling, live music
5 things I can't live without- margaritas, warm sunshine, friends, live music, Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap in a bar form
Favorite travel destinations- South of France, Oaxaca Mexico, north shore of Kauai, Carmel CA, North Lake Tahoe, Healdsburg CA, Big Sur CA, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Martha's Vineyard.... and the list goes on!
Books- Jack Kerouac books, Sunset magazines, cookbooks, books about nutrition, My Life in France (about Julia Child)
Music- My Morning Jacket, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Mother Hips, Nicki Bluhm, Tedeschi Trucks Band, New Mastersounds, Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Galactic, Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, Vieux Farka Toure...
Food-Copita (Sausalito) , Barrel House (Sausalito), El Paseo (Mill Valley), Frances (SF), Cassanove (Carmel), Zazie (SF), Sushi Ran (Sausalito)
I'm a great guest because I understand what it's like to be a homeowner! I'm also very respectful of neighbors, noise, and how I leave a place.
As a hostess, I'll stay out of your way, unless I need to come pick some herbs from the garden in the backyard!
My style of traveling is to have a plan... then half the time not follow it! I love to ask locals about what places/ events to check out.
Life motto is - "Be excellent to each other".