SF LIFE: St. Pat’s Day, Wellness Retreat, Paint Your Pet, Free Beauty Event
Time to break out that Kelly green sweater and pretend your name starts with an O’. There is Green Beer, Irish whiskey, Yoga, a walking tour, an Irish race and more coming your way. Want to get away and Zen out? Who doesn’t? Marin has a new retreat center that sounds divine! Love your pet? Now you can create your own original painting of your best friend! A fab and fun 3T mini makeover event is coming to NARS in SF – and it’s free.
St. Patty’s Day Celebrations
If you are not a fan of green beer and Irish whiskey, there are still a number of fun ways to celebrate the wearing of the green.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Ever heard of a virtual run? Now you have, you can join Shamrocks & Shenanigans virtual 4-mile run/walk any time through March 31st. Celebrate your race and the “Luck of the Irish” with runners from all 50 states and around the world. Complete each distance one at a time or if you’re feeling lucky complete all 4 miles. Either way, you are encouraged to wear your finest St. Patrick’s Day attire and have fun! The virtual event can be completed any time from now until March 31st, 2019. You get a race bib, a finisher medal and the satisfaction of good health. A novel idea eh? Get the details.
San Jose & Irish History
If you want to experience the lore of San Jose and Irish History, you can celebrate on March 17th with a walk back in time to re-visit the stories of San Jose. The tour unearths some of the roots that Irish immigrants planted in the town in the 19th century. Also highlighted will be some modern Irish start-ups joining the wave of tech growth. Expect tales of San Jose’s sister city Dublin and the sibling rivalry amongst the two cities. Walk is from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Get the details.
St. Patrick’s Day Dog Parade
Don’t forget to dress up your dog in his/her favorite green attire for the St. Patrick’s Day Dog parade at Patrick’s Park in SF at 1 p.m. on the 17th. 100% of the proceeds for this event go to Rocket Dog Rescue that saves doggies. Of course there is DOGA (dog yoga) including a canine meditation – may be a challenge amongst the mayhem of the mutts. Then have your moment on the red carpet with your best friend and hope to win an award for best dressed! Get the details.
Paint Your Pet
While we are speaking of our furry friends, you can paint a personalized portrait of your pal Saturday March 23rd or April 20th. Don’t worry; you needn’t have the skill of Monet or Rembrandt. You submit a photo of your pet and receive a pencil sketch when you arrive. Painting supplies and 2 hours of guidance from an expert will help you create a lasting memory. A portion of the Proceeds will to the SF SPCA. Located at 2343 Fillmore Street, the creativity happens between 3 – 5 p.m. $55. Get the details.
It’s always a good idea for self care. So go to Marin and breathe. Nestled into the hillside overlooking Stinson Beach and the Pacific you will discover a 1970s hillside home that has been renovated into a cozy retreat center forThe Coast Ridge. This is a fitness reboot program based on the successful model of the Ashram in Calabasas. Despite its name, the Ashram has no religious affiliations, and neither does the Coast Ridge—unless, of course, your body is your temple (check) and your religion is nature (double check).
The Coast Ridge is a 4-day hiking and health excursion that sounds divine. Wake up to yoga, hiking in the Redwoods for 4-5 hours, strengthen your core, eat an incredible plant based meal, get a massage and end your day with restorative yoga. AHHHH. You will definitely see what John Muir so loved about this part of the bay. Limited to 10 people per long weekend, individual attention is the norm. The weekends book up far in advance, so get your Zen on soon. http://www.thecoastridge.com
March 31. Join the 3Ts at NARS for a FREE Brunch Beauty Event
Join the Three Tomatoes SF (ME!) for our first joint venture with the NARS Cosmetics Boutique on Fillmore for a lovely morning Sunday March 31st from 11 – 1 p.m. NARS is that magnifique French cosmetics and skin care company whose products I simply adore. This free event will feature limitless champagne; delicious light bites and express make up applications for all who attend. There may be a gift bag in your future as well. Attendance is very limited, so please RSVP, ASAP. And did I mention it’s FREE! After we get glammed up we can stroll Fillmore Street, shop and brunch. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday. See you there! 2050 Fillmore Street San Francisco. RSVP to reserve your spot.