Keeping it Local: June Adventures + Popsugar Must Have Faves

July 9, 2017

A peek at June local exploration & the June Popsugar Must Have box.

June Favorites

Since our move to the west coast, we often get out of town, making sure we cross as many items off our west coast to-do list as we can. In June though, with the exception of an east coast wedding trip, we kept it pretty local. San Francisco has a lot to offer so instead of escaping each weekend, we instead explore our city. Thankfully, June gloom wasn’t as bad as I expected, and we were treated to lots of good weather.

Sometimes those weekends where you stay put are needed. They balance out busy weeks and allow you the opportunity to check out hidden spots in your own city. Plus, the down time will help you start each week feeling refreshed.

Here are some June Favorites:

Exploring on Two Wheels: I’ve been looking forward to biking around this city, and finally, in June we made it happen. MM and I got outfitted with Specialized bikes and took our new wheels over the Golden Gate Bridge and out to Tiburon. We lunched at Sam’s Anchor Cafe and then hopped on the ferry to SF, making our trip back an easy one. I definitely want to do this ride again and spend more time checking out Tiburon.

Urban Hiking: With a city full of huge hills and parks along the way, you don’t even have to leave the city limits to get some vertical exercise. We hiked up Twin Peaks for gorgeous views of the city. It was also fun to see the super fancy houses along the way (we hopped into an open house and saw a very quaint two bedroom for a cool million. But those views y’all.)

June favorites

Hanging Poolside: We’re lucky that our apartment building has a pool and a hot tub, but we’re unlucky because it’s rarely hot enough to want to go swimming. I never expected to have more use for a pool in NYC than in California, but in NorCal, it’s definitely the case. We did get some warm days though, which allowed for poolside reading and relaxation.

Popsugar Must Have Box Spotlight

And speaking of relaxation, I received the June Popsugar Must Have Box with a new book, perfect for weekend reading. I’ve been so bad about reading recently (I’ll admit, too much TV time these days), so I was excited to get something new to get me back on the reading routine. The summery themed box had some fun gear inside like Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray, Meri Meri Party Straws, NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil and the Aloha Beach Pouch. These boxes are always fun to get in the mail. Popsugar sent me the June box to review. If you’re interested in ordering a future box, use code SHOP5 for $5 off.

This super beachy vibed box is reminding me that I need to get working on a trip to Hawaii, one of the big “musts” for our time on the west coast. It’s only 5 hours away, how can we not go?

June was a good SF month, but let’s see where July takes us next!

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