Suburban Safari: Mill Valley

My friends know I’m a country-living-craving gal living a city lifestyle in a great town. Since moving back to San Francisco, I’ve tried to temper my desire to pick up and leave for Charleston with frequent visits and ardent exploration of the Bay Area’s suburban gems. After being inspired by Coastal Living’sfeature on the town in its March 2014 issue, I spent a few hours this past weekend in Mill Valley.

The verdict? Both CL and SF Gate have it right. Mill Valley’s charm is undeniable, with an adorable “town center” and shopping to boot.

Walking along Throckmorton, the main drag through downtown. Excuse le garbage, s’il vous plaît - I wanted to capture the sweet license plate.

Vintage Wine & Spirits would definitely be a staple for unique wines and bourbons when I’m not on a 49 day detox! Girl loves her some bubbles.

Mill Valley Flowers’ variety, color and crispness are no joke. I was relegated to observing the charming sidewalk display from the sidelines with my hands tending to a Margaret O’Leary bag and Equator soy latte.

Last, but certainly not least, I cannot wait to return to SummerHouse when I have more living space requiring some decor love. With two locations, the eclectic and ever-changing collection of goods from around the world can snag hours of a lazy Sunday.