The Perfect Sunday

Last Sunday I caught the Alameda Point Antiques Faire {as you likely know, it’s the first Sunday of every month!} and I’m so glad I did! With grilled sweet corn and mini donuts in hand, I happily explored the 800+ vendors at the fair. I was there with a friend, helping her shop for last minute details for her wedding, but ended up finding a gorgeous French menu in hot pink- I know. I plan to mount and frame it in my dining room. Pictures to come! Oh, and be sure to mark May 18th and 19th down for the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire! It’s going to be SO GOOD!!

{Potential wedding decor- photo by me!}

St. George Spirits’ new gins

Gin is my liquor of choice, so I was very excited to read (on Tasting Table, one of my favorite emails of the day!) that Alameda-based distillery St. George Spirits is introducing three new gins to their roster on September 9. Terroir was inspired by the California coasts and contains notes of Douglas fir, California bay laurel, and California sage; Botanivore is a mixture of 19 different botanicals described as herbacious and bright, and Dry Rye has twice as much juniper as the other two. Now I just need some tonic!

{image from SF Weekly}

Neptune Beach

One of the things that I love about Alameda isn’t even here anymore…It’s Neptune Beach, the old beachside amusement park. It was built in 1917 and was called the Coney Island of the West. The entrance was literally two blocks from our house. I can just imagine how amazing it must have been. It almost makes me ill that it was ripped down in 1939.

{postcards and vintage ticket from here}