A designer and writer passionate about knowledge and creativity, I love design, photography, technology, psychology, philosophy, language, cooking, horticulture, travel, exploring, flea markets, beach-combing, hiking, laughter, and Scrabble. I'm inspired by creative eccentricity, those who forge their own path in life, and I adore informed conversation. Compassion, kindness, and a non judgemental life are fundamental to my being. Eclecticism is my maxim, I know a little about a lot of things, I'm an NPR junkie, fan of contemporary art, alternative music and independent film, and am a freethinker.
Born and raised in San Francisco, I moved to Oakland in 2012 after living in New York, London, Portland, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles and absolutely love it here! Hosting is a delight for me and I truly enjoy going the "extra mile" to make each guest's stay memorable and enjoyable. Travellers from around the globe have arrived as guests and depart as friends, and I feel very blessed.
My life is shared with 4 pounds of canine charm - Angel is a rescued Chihuahua who didn't get the memo that little dogs are annoying and yappy - she's delightful and a big flirt.
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