March 17 weekend: trust the transformation

Trust the transformation

Total spent this weekend as a couple: $231.18

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Celestial beauty. Dark radiance. Painted visions.

Drum beats. Tribal chants. Deep silence.

Cupcakes. Hikes and mountain bikes.

Sauntering through Fairfax while Nick goes on his Sunday mountain bike ride, I stumble across Wu Wei. A tea temple located in the heart of downtown. As I open the door, I’m immediately greeted with a wash of ease as I soak in the moment and the beauty surrounding me - elaborate tapestry lines the floor and hand-crafted masks hang like paintings on the wall.

The temple is a welcomed retreat from the hustle & bustle of St. Patty’s Day celebrations. I take a seat on one of the richly-decorated cushions and take a peek at the menu. The delicious hot elixirs are calling my name, especially the African Sunset. I ask the barista what he would recommend for strengthening my sacral chakra and magically he recommends the African Sunset.

Yet another signal from this weekend, that I have transformed.

Trust the transformation.

This new series of reflecting on my weekend, is my devotion to myself to treat every weekend like a vacation. Sharing this in a blog post is more for me, although I do hope that on some level it is inspiring or entertaining for you as well.

Friday night. Date night. March 15.

With very very rare exceptions, very Friday is date night for me and Nick. Our routine is one of us prepares a special meal and cocktail to be enjoyed at home.

This week was my turn. After my hair consultation, I got home around 5:45p. Just enough time to have the meal ready for when Nick gets home around 7p.

Tonight’s menu was lamb, with several sides including sweet potatoes, quinoa, sautèed spinach with mushrooms.

I set the oven to 400º. As it was preheating, I scrubbed the sweet potatoes and sliced them into small round discs. I placed them on a cookie sheet, spread grapeseed oil over them and sprinkled gorgonzola cheese on each them. Then, placed it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Once they were in the oven, I tossed the lamb chunks in turmeric, salt and pepper. Lining a baking pan with foil paper, I added the lamb with kimchi chunks of fermented mango and papaya. I placed this in the oven along with the potatoes for 20 minutes.

As they were baking, I prepared the quinoa. And sautèed spinach with mushrooms.

Once the lamb was cooked, I took it out of the oven. I set the oven to High Broil, letting the potatoes get crispy for about 15 minutes.

Nick arrived just as I was pulling the potatoes out of the oven. I prepared both of our plates. To accompany the dinner, I had a glass of Le Grand Courtage champagne as he enjoyed a Fort Point Animal IPA.

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After our lovely dinner and conversation, we both got ready for Socialite Vanita’s art gallery showcase in San Francisco. I wore my hair pulled back, hoop earnings, and a simple black dress that I picked up during my girl’s day out with Mags Baker on Thursday. Nick wore one of my favorite checkered polo shirts.

We took a Lyft and headed to the city.

We had an awesome time with Vanita and her husband. All of the artists were amazing and I loved the combination of trap music with an art showing.

Vanita and her husband at her art showing at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco.

Vanita and her husband at her art showing at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco.

Me and Vanita at her art showing.

Me and Vanita at her art showing.

Everyone was loving Vanita’s work.

Everyone was loving Vanita’s work.

Total spent on Friday night: $99 (art show tickets, drinks, Lyft rides to and from the gallery)


Saturday. March 16.

After a long rainy, winter season, the sun is back out in the Bay. Nick and I took full advantage of it, and went on a 6-mile hike near Stinson Beach.

Before hiking, we packed a cooler with a couple of beers. Then headed to Good Earth Natural Foods in Mill Valley to pick up a lunch for a picnic after the hike. We spent $27.18 on our lunch.

Our hike, Dipsea trail combined with Steep Ravine.

Our hike, Dipsea trail combined with Steep Ravine.

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Our hike was absolutely stunning

While hiking, we saw a coyote, mole and lotssss of butterflies.

While hiking, we saw a coyote, mole and lotssss of butterflies.

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After the hike, we drove a quick 5 minutes to a spot to have a picnic lunch.

After the hike, we drove a quick 5 minutes to a spot to have a picnic lunch.

Our cooler of wraps and beer was the perfect treat.

Our cooler of wraps and beer was the perfect treat.

After lunch, we took the scenic route home to grab our bikes and biked to a couple of wineries in our area.

Money & Mimosas at Donkey & Goat

First stop, Donkey & Goat to taste their spring release. Their wines are all natural and organic. My favorite was the Twinkle.

Money & Mimosas
Money & Mimosas

Next stop was wine tasting at Winechaser. They released their spring Chardonnay just that morning. It was delicious. 

Money & Mimosas
Money & Mimosas
Money & Mimosas

After the wine tastings, we biked to our local grocer for a fun treat.

No Saturday is complete without cupcakes. A fun little treat for us at the end of our ride back home.

No Saturday is complete without cupcakes. A fun little treat for us at the end of our ride back home.

Total spent on Saturday: $77.18 (lunch and two wine tastings per person- one we got for free because we were gifted a free wine tasting, plus cupcakes)


Sunday. March 17.

Sundays are Nick’s day to go out biking, as long as it is sunny outside. When Nick is out mountain biking, I spend this time reflecting on the beautiful lessons that revealed themself to me over the weekend.

Nick about to hit the trails in Fairfax.

Nick about to hit the trails in Fairfax.

Wu Wei, a tea temple. The spot that chose me for this weekend’s reset and reflection.

Wu Wei, a tea temple. The spot that chose me for this weekend’s reset and reflection.

African Sunset hot elixir. A beautiful blend of goji berries, turmeric, lemon, honey, baobab, & bee pollen for anti-inflammation and alkalizing.

African Sunset hot elixir. A beautiful blend of goji berries, turmeric, lemon, honey, baobab, & bee pollen for anti-inflammation and alkalizing.

Pita with Middle Eastern Labene. Soooo delicious.

Pita with Middle Eastern Labene. Soooo delicious.

After he rides, Nick loves to drink beer and down some grub. We met up at the Waystation, a new beer garden in Fairfax.

After he rides, Nick loves to drink beer and down some grub. We met up at the Waystation, a new beer garden in Fairfax.

Reflection and Reset.

I felt at ease for the better part of the weekend. And an overwhelming sense that things have SHIFTED. Like the butterflies, I have transformed into the woman of my dreams and ready to lead my life from this elevated state of being.

Throughout the weekend, it was revealed that all I have to do is trust my Self. Trust my transformation.

Trust that I know what I want. Trust that my desires will unfold when I tap into EASE not EFFORT.

Trust that opportunities, like being invited to possibly choreograph a dance troupe in Europe, will continue to fall into my lap.

Trust that I know what my body needs. Sometimes it is a mimosa and sometimes, it is an African Sunset hot elixir with goji berries, lemon, honey, turmeric, baobab, & bee pollen. 

Trust that I am the woman who will shift the consciousness around money.

Trust that I have the capacity to elevate every moment.

Trust that everything is always working out for me.

Trust the moment.

Trust the transformation. 


Total spent on Sunday: $55 (elixir tea and Middle Eastern Labene, $5 trail fee for Nick, two beers and Nick’s meal at the Way Station).

Total spent this weekend as a couple: $231.18