The power of a good meal and dear friends

For a few reasons, I took a break from photography and blogging this summer (…and autumn… and now we’re approaching the end of the year… yikes!). But one of the instances that brought back my love for photography was this get-together with 2 dear friends, Chrystine and Nicole. Chrystine hosted us at her house, and it could not have been more perfect.

We started off with appetizers…

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…and some of the best tea I’ve ever had (ginseng oolong, I think?). It left you with a sweet taste in the back of your throat, almost like honey.
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Then we moved on to the main course, cooked by Chrystine herself:

the best steak salad ever with butter-and-garlic roasted mushrooms and butter lettuce, with a side of potatoes au gratin with cheese and bacon (sadly not photographed because I instantly started eating it).
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And even though we were stuffed, we still had room for coffee and chocolate.

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But even topping that was the company and conversation. (~Thank you, N & C, for the lovely day!)

Ocean Beach on Black Friday

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Things I like about being at Ocean Beach on Black Friday:

It was a stone’s throw from our lunch at Outerlands

and Trouble Coffee.

(And Trouble Coffee makes great coffee.)

Bringing warm coffee to a cold beach is awesome.

It wasn’t too cold or windy,

so there were surfers there.

And I had great company.

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A brief evening with Bobby

Last week, Bobby and I met up for a quick jaunt to a vintage camera store and settled down at a cafe. She’s so fun to take portrait shots of.

Sorry for the brevity; feeling a bit under the weather. However, I do plan to rent a full frame camera this weekend (hello, upgrade!), so I’ll have more pics soon.

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