Showing posts from December, 2014

Hello, 2015!

It feels like another year has blown by. Many wonderful things have happened and I am so appreciative for people that were right there with me, those who have played a part in them and for the long lasting memories. I haven't really been one for resolutions but a new life will commence in 2015 and I should kick it off on a positive note and end it successfully. They say it's best to write your resolutions/goals down so here they are in no particular order: - Continue to go international at least once a year. --- 2/19/15 --- Update: Mexico is in the works for late March. --- 12/21/15 --- Update: Mexico did happen in late March.  - Continue to hike once a month. --- 2/19/15 --- Update: January - done! February - Angel Island! --- 12/21/15 --- Update: Lake Chabot, Oakland hills twice (May & Nov), the Bay Bridge Trail (Oct), the Presidio (Dec)... Have some making up to do. - Lower my BMI and maintain and maintain it by exercising and being more cautious

Let's Hike - 2012 - 2014

Last year, I tried to hike once a month. It's good exercise, you're breathing fresh air, being social and seeing the world.  I just started a private Facebook group called Let's Hike to help with coordinating and scheduling the monthly hikes. Below is a log of hikes so far! Can't wait for 2015! 2012 Mission Peak, Fremont, California This is right in my backyard and a strenuous hike for me. My friend, Ji-Young, has done it many times before and without water. I couldn't suck down the stuff any faster! But I did it! It was quite an achievement for me, the then-non-hiker. We rewarded ourselves with a drink and lunch at Claim Jumper's in Fremont. 2013 Alamere Falls, Pt. Reyes National Park, California Nu'alolo Trail, Kauia, Hawaii 2014 Mt. Tamalpais, North Bay, California San Rafael, California The Sutro Tower, San Francisco, California Lafayette Reservoir, Lafayette, California The Dish, Palo

Their First Taste

It was another great evening with wonderful company and deliciously creative cocktails. The Financial District of San Francisco was calm - not a cloud in the sky, nor strong gusts of wind. But 83 Proof was stirring, filled with the smiling faces of the people we have a great appreciation for since the beginning of this adventure of opening DWSF . Coming from all different professional backgrounds such as finance, architecture and design to even film, they share a common interest in the experiences where food and drinks are the catalysts.   Our Mixologist, Zachary T., greeted each one of us with a glassful of his punch. Throughout the night, he made three cocktails from DWSF's newly created menu. This was their first taste. Without revealing too much too soon, one cocktail in particular did receive more praise. No doubt it was pleasant to the taste buds. I loved the name and based on where we are located, it belongs on our menu.   A few individuals were missing but it was

Giving Tuesday 2014

I am a day late in participating in this year’s # GivingTuesday  but today I made a small donation to the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation. This was my second donation this year. I initially donated for a celebrity pool plunge for AJ Kirsch , a pro wrestler. 2015 will be full of changes for me and I will be involved with that neighborhood and neighboring areas. I want to help improve the area that gets such a bad wrap. I will consider volunteering in the future as well! “Dear Bernadette, We are deeply grateful for your generosity and support of our efforts to make a home a reality for the lowest-income residents of our city.   Your gift makes a difference — it enables us to provide the on-site social work services that help tenants stay housed, our free after-school program for 250 youth, and the community organizing programs that empower residents to get involved and make a positive impact in their neighborhood.   We count on the support of donors