Christmas Greetings + Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley December 25, 2017

Hello my friends and Merry Christmas to you! The last 48 hours have been so much fun! Last night a group of us shared a seafood dinner in Sausalito overlooking the San Francisco Bay and city skyline. Christmas morning is always joyful, handing out thoughtful gifts to family members. I’m taking a long walk with my best friend today, then this evening we’re going out to a local restaurant owned by a friend, it’s where we dine every Christmas.

2017 was an amazing year, I faced some hardships with the devastating wildfires, and some friends received difficult diagnoses with their health. However, as I look back on the year I choose to focus on the good times, the laughter, the travels, the memories. I’m taking the week off to relax with friends and recharge for 2018. Wishing you all much happiness in this final week of the year.

Favorite links:


This is such a pretty green and gold table setting.

So charming, Christmas in a camper!

Home decor trends of 2017.

I just love these striped oars.

Sweden’s approach to “outdoor parenting”.

Yes! Lessons from the biggest hit of the year.

Giving up everything to travel.

Very cool adventure photos.

Tired of Monopoly? Alternative board games to play.

Facebook acknowledges social media may be bad for us.

The 50 “best” places to travel next year.

For winter, I bought this highly rated parka for half off.

Made me laugh: “a tropical oasis”.

This video is a great reminder of all the little things to be grateful for.


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