I absolutely love hosting. Cocktail parties, costume parties or guests — I love it all! Since I’m such a planner/organizer, having an out-of-town guest gives me a great reason to throw around ideas and get excited. I actually think planning is half the fun!
That being said, I couldn’t have a better reason to get excited! In addition to the normal festivites associated with the upcoming holiday season, December has a whole new reason to sparkle. My cousin, P., is heading out from Malta to San Francisco for ten days to explore the Golden State! I realize December isn’t exactly California’s time to shine, but the winter still has its perks: he’ll get to be here for the holiday season, plus he’ll likely have an encounter with snow-capped Tahoe. As a kid from Malta, I can wager that snow isn’t a regular occurrence for him.
Since he’ll only be in California for a week and a half, I’m trying to figure out what to put on his list of things to see. Being a California native, I feel like I take some of our local surroundings for granted. There are so many things we can do during that period: a day trip to Napa for wine tasting? A weekend outing in Tahoe for snow tubing? In San Francisco alone, there are a million things to see and do: the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, the SF MOMA, Union Square for shopping, a trip to North Beach or Chinatown and dinner/drinks at any of the city’s amazing bars and restaurants!
So, I need your help here.
If you were visiting Northern California for the first time, what would be on your agenda?
Leave me some comments below so we can get to planning!
Love from California,