The Joys of Sunny California


Because I so often find myself moaning about weather, I feel that I should take a moment to note that it has been absolutely beautiful in Berkeley lately. Still a bit cool in the shade (and when the wind blows… and when night falls) but simply gorgeous. I prefer the slightly cool weather of northern California to the balmy environment of southern California, so this is just my cup of tea.

The place that I’m subletting in Berkeley has a lovely little backyard, perfect for reading on a sunny afternoon. The bottle of wine is a lovely dry-yet-fruity and bubbly Vinho Verde rosé from Vintage Berkeley, a cute little wine shop just down the street.

I have more travel coming up—I’m off to Washington DC in just over a week, then eventually back to Japan in mid-June. But for now, I’m just enjoying being in the Bay Area.