Tulips My May return to San Francisco was so much fun I had to extend my trip! Well, actually I realized that I had filled the entire week with work and forgot to leave time for play.  Many thanks to all of my clients who made in-person appointments. It was lovely to catch up with regular clients as well as meet so many new folks.  I also provided readings for two special events which made my return trip possible.

At the first event, I had a blast reading cards on board the lovely Empress yacht for a night time tour of the Bay! The captain and crew of the Empress were super accommodating, so if you are ever in need of a boat themed event be sure to look them up! The second event celebrated a new book release by author Evette Davis, entitled “Woman King.” Evette is a political consultant living in San Francisco and her new book (the first in a three volume paranormal trilogy) is based there as well.  After a week of individual readings, events and classes, I needed some well-deserved rest and recreation. Here’s some of the places I visited:
Love of Ganesha While walking on Haight St. I visited The Love of Ganesha and spent time in their prayer room (pictured above).  I had a lovely lunch at Blue Front Cafe (hello, Molly!).  Bought some crystals and a magic money frog in Things Lucky. Then I went to Hayes Valley and picked up my comics from the Isotope Comic Book Lounge (and had a lovely chat with proprietor and all around snazzy guy James Sime). In Duboce Park I met meditation advisor Kim Nicol, who teaches several public classes on Savor Meditation.

In the Western Addition, I feasted my eyes on the inspirational artwork of Yabette Alfaro (you can order prints of her work here), bought magickal incenses and oils at The Sword & Rose (and chatted with owner Randy David about djinn and faeries), gobbled up vegan ice cream at The Ice Cream Bar, smelled the new blooms at The Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park, sunbathed at Marshall Beach, and ate at Castro favorite restaurant Cafe Flore at least twice (try their steak fries, they are the best). I also danced at Death Guild at DNA Lounge and had a late night snack at Orphan Andy’s. Whew! Much love to the lovely folks who shared these times with me!

Bay lightsOne of the most tranquil sites was witnessing the lights on the Bay Bridge at night.  Their beautiful pattern display and reflection in the water was hypnotic (you can watch a short video that I filmed here). A lovely moment reminding me that although I currently reside in New Mexico, the magic of San Francisco will always be there to enjoy whenever I visit.  Much love to you, San Franciscans!

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