I absolutely love Mendocino. The drive North through the redwoods is calming, the small towns reflect a simpler way of life bringing you closer to nature, and the coastline is utterly breathtaking. My very dear friends are currently living in this magical place working on their ever-inspiring photography project. They recently hosted their yearly abalone feed which entails diving for gorgeous shells with luscious meat in the seaweed laden waters of Northern California. There is nothing better than cooking fresh abalone right on the beach surrounded by a mix of misty fog and sunshine, irish coffee in hand to warm the chill from the ocean, and good friends gathered around a blazing fire. Thank you for a beautiful weekend.