The Mission Position

I'm a New Yorker in San Francisco & I'm on an adventure. I have a B.Sc. in Neural Science; I like Chanel & DVF; I fence. I moved to SF from NYC in July 2010. I currently work at UCSF in the Department of Anatomy as a tech, researching epigenetic regulation in the olfactory system. When I am not playing with science I am exploring--San Francisco, art, food, people, design, words, music, yoga, flowers, fashion, myself ... Here is a presentation of what I find along the way. *Unless obvious credit is given, all photos and videos are mine.*

What: Bliss Dance by Marco Cochrane (first seen at Burning Man 2011)
Where: The Great Lawn, near 9th and Avenue of the Palms Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA 94130 Click here for more detailed directions.
When: April 19, 2011 – Present. The sculpture’s lighting effects turn on at 8:30 P.M. and turn off at 1:00 A.M., every night. You can control the sculpture’s lighting effects with an iPhone app!

Cost: Free!

Piece Details: Steel and L.E.D. lighting 40’H x 20’W x 15’D

*Photo not mine

Posted at 10:54am and tagged with: art, bay area, bliss dance, burning man, free, lighting, san francisco, sculpture, treasure island, activities, anytime, things to do,.

Yesterday I stumbled upon Wine Works, a 15,000 sq ft urban winery located in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. The winery has been at this location for over a year, but the tasting bar only opened last month (see their June press release). The space is gorgeous, the wine is vastly superior to Yield Wine Bar (which is directly across the street—I’ve tried every single wine offered and each is worse than the last), AND if you have the $$, you can go through the process of making your own barrel of wine (Wine Works dubs this option “Custom Crush”; it costs between $6,000-$10,000 depending on which grape you opt for, but ultimately yields >25 cases of wine—so if you have 20 friends (or a successful tech start-up, it’s totally doable). 

What: Dogpatch Wine Works

Where: 2455 Third Street (@ 22nd St)

When: Tastings Thursday - Sunday

Cost: Tasting fight = $12.50 for 4 wines

Posted at 3:13pm and tagged with: san francisco, wine, food, Activities, winery, dogpatch,.

What: The Color Run (5k race)

When: Saturday, 7/14/12, 8am or 1pm start times

Where: Candlestick Park

Why: Because who doesn’t want to race for charity (SF Parks) while getting powdered color packets launched at them?!

Cost: $55 individual or $50 team.

Our team is called “Taste Our Rainbows”—as this is the first race I’ve ever participated in and I’ve probably never run 3 miles before in my life, look for me at the very end of the 1pm finish line!

Posted at 5:08pm and tagged with: san francisco, running, races, the color run, rainbows, activities, events,.

Look! I’m slacklining! (Saturday, November 13, 2010—the weather was gorgeous so I went to Dolores Park.) 


Posted at 2:04pm and tagged with: me, san francisco, slackline, activities, friends,.

Look! I’m slacklining! (Saturday, November 13, 2010—the weather was gorgeous so I went to Dolores Park.)