Steep Ravine is located on Mt. Tamalpais, just to the north of the city. It’s group of wooden structures that date back to the 1940s. They are insanely popular and rightfully so. Each cabin features a wood stove, picnic table and several benches, sleeping platforms, and of course, an outdoor barbecue. The best attribute is that they all feature expansive ocean views, as they are perched high up on the side of a cliff.
I was lucky enough to spend a night there with some friends this past week in honor of my friends birthday (she had to book it 6 months prior!) We couldn’t have lucked out more on the gorgeous weather. We spent the day hiking and whale watching from the cliffs (Gray whales are passing through Point Reyes on their migration north so we saw a ton of them!) We then spent our evening drinking wine, whiskey, playing cards and telling stories. It was an incredible trip. I am constantly pushing myself to take small trips even for a day to see and experience all the glory of California. Three hours in any direction can usually get you to a pretty phenomenal spot.
If you’re looking for a weekend on the coast I definitely recommend checking out this spot, in addition to the cabins, there are also a handful of tent camping spots.
Desert and Denim is an annual trade show right outside Joshua Tree National Park in Pioneertown. This was my second year attending this awesome craft fair. I have several friends who are makers and vendors at Desert and Denim but my husband and I go in support our friends, fun and of course networking. D&D is put on by a company called Juniper Ridge, a bay area based wilderness perfume company. With a full weekend of live music, free can wine by Union Wine (all weekend), whiskey tasting from Tin Cup, a hundred vendors, a handful of workshops, and group motorcycle rides! It is seriously one of my favorite weekends of the year. So much talent, so much community, so much inspiration!