out & about | mill valley, CA

Tyler Florence Shop, El Paseo, Mill Valley, California

I love taking little road trips throughout Marin County, which is just north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Although we only live about 40-minutes away from San Francisco, I find myself avoiding the busyness of the city and staying on the other side of the bridge.  Marin County is made-up of charming, sleepy little towns intermixed with seemingly endless and beautiful open space.  On this latest trip, I ventured to Mill Valley, home of the famous Muir Woods, which holds some of the tallest redwood trees in the country.  The downtown area of Mill Valley is lined with quaint shops and restaurants including the Tyler Florence Shop filled with kitchenwares, rustic dishes, and olive wood (I can’t seem to bypass anything made of olive wood), as well as El Paseo, Tyler Florence’s restaurant.  Down the street is Mill Valley Flowers which sits along the creek, as well as some unique furniture and antique stores, like Ruby Livingdesign, Summer House, and Moss & Moss.  If you’re ever in the area, Mill Valley is a wonderful town to check-out!


  1. Totally understand why you’d want to stay north of the Golden Gate Bridge: More peaceful, more quaint, and more nature. Ahhh…. Glad you’re enjoying being back in California and finding all the wonderful places for you and your family. Love your posts, your discoveries, your art.

  2. Beautiful arrangement and images! I adore Mill Valley… Half my family lives there (uncle used to own the market!), and I have always, ALWAYS wanted to live there. Always.

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