california, here i come!

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I have some exciting personal news to share today: I am moving to San Francisco! I accepted a really exciting design position and can’t wait to get started exploring California and eating all of the avocados. The move is happening really quickly and I couldn’t be more thrilled. My one-way flight leaves Philly next Tuesday! Those of you who know me personally already know that Philly and I haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but it’s been a good time while I was here. That being said… I am beyond excited to get back to the West Coast and start this new chapter of my life. I cant wait to go rock climbing again, see the Pacific, and hug a redwood. It’s going to be awesome.

In the mean time, I’d love any and all California and San Francisco recommendations from you guys: where to eat, where to live, any open apartments that you know of (must be pet-friendly!), anything.

PS – I’m still planning to maintain this blog, fear not, but do bear with me as I get settled. I may not have as much time to post as frequently while I get settled into my new digs.

Photo by Joanna Hawley on Instagram

  • brittstrom

    Congrats, Joanna! Nice to have you on this side of the country. Safe travels and happy settling in!

  • that’s what i’ve been using to look at places! thanks for the recs, can’t wait to eat tons of burritos.

  • congrats!!!

  • Adrianna Adarme

    Yeah girl, yeah! So happy for you! And Craftsman and Wolves is the bakery to go to in SF–their creations are mind blowing! xoxo

    • mmm bakery. thanks for the rec!

  • Cori Magee

    Such fun news, congrats!!

    • it’s gonna be awwwesome

  • What exciting news! Congratulations… Sounds like a great opportunity for you!

    • thanks so much! really excited :)

  • Oh! Congrats – two MUST spots. Tartine Bakery – Ham and Cheese Croissant + B-Patisserie – Kougin Ahmn = Two of the best things I’ve ever ate.

    • that’s totally my favorite croissant ever! thanks for the recs, lady.

  • !!! So exciiiiting! this means I’m probably going to come harass you at some point before I move down south!

  • Excited for you-congratulations! You’ll be missed here in Philly.

  • I refuse to acknowledge this post

  • KD

    Dave and I are back to being a bicycle.We’ll come visit soon! Promise.

    • yes, please. and until then, peke-time via iphone. plz.

  • Molly & Holly

    Safe travels & congratulations!

  • rosie

    congrats! amazing news, living the dream! hope georgette and noodle handle the move okay.

    • thank you so much! can’t wait to see what noodle things of the beach.

  • Josh

    YAY! So happy to have you out here sooooooooooooon!

  • Jennifer Snyder

    How exciting! Congratulations on the new opportunity and best of luck with the big move. If you’re ever in the Sacramento area, I’ve got a list of my favorite spots right here: ;)

    • awesome recs. thanks again!