Not only did we head West for a fantastic event at Metier, but also to visit our brother Alex, who recently relocated from LA to SF, with our good friend Laird (remember, the one who brought back beads from Africa, here).
The weekend turned into a reunion of sorts: We visited with college friends (who are working at Google, trekking on Everest, studying at Stanford, and one who’s expecting!) and with high school friends as far-flung as Hawaii. We convened at Alex & Laird’s incredible live/work space on Clementina Street, where they are developing iPhone Apps and having a generally awesome time.
It was amazing that all of us (once) East Coast kids were able to rendezvous for a weekend in SF. From Delaware to China, Africa, Hawaii, NYC, LA & Northern California, it’s like we never missed a beat:
In addition to enjoying some epic catch-ups, we had a ball exploring the SF ‘hoods, especially Hayes Valley and its food trucks:
…Pacific Heights with it’s vertical streets and breathtaking views, and the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero where I got some Blue Bottle coffee and we discovered sublime french toast at The Plant Cafe:
For St. Paddy’s Day, Laird grilled up some ribs, Alex roasted 2 chickens, Kali made green jello, and a second Villalon showed up. Best St. Patrick’s Day ever (no competition there though)!
Recovery from the jello and the Creative Project’s “Cube” took place at Rodeo Beach, where the wind was blowing and the dogs were in heaven. This followed by chowder & oysters at Fish. in Sausalito where I was in heaven.
Thank you to Alex & Laird for being the most fun young entrepreneurs I know. We’ll be back very soon.