Nothing gives me relief like taking in the wide open countryside. The city is beautiful, vibrant and exciting, but the stimulation I get from SF pales in comparison to the relaxing feelings I get from taking in the view of golden fields and the smell of fresh country air. Brendan and I explored the North bay this weekend and fell in love with everything it has to offer. Sonoma, Napa, Marin… every town offers it’s own special charm and unique things to do. Our favorite stop was Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma. In addition to the beautiful weather, Lagunitas boasts a laid-back outdoor seating area, complete with live music and delicious craft beers. On the way home we pulled over to take in the ‘golden hour’, that beautiful time right before the sun sets. Although golden hour in SF is stunning (when it’s not foggy), it’s even more breathtaking in the golden hills of Petaluma. Hope you all had a beautiful, magical weekend as well!