With said coffee in hand, stroll out the door and down Alvarado Street to Custom House Plaza. Wander through the Memory Garden to see what’s blooming. Dahlia season—late summer through fall—is my favorite. From there, wander to the rec trail along the water, keeping an eye out for sea otters while walking till my heart’s content.
Lunch on the sunny patio of Other Brother Beer in Seaside. I love a hearty salad and the hummus and veggie plate, or perhaps the mushroom melt, depending on my mood. Dessert is a fruity and refreshing beer slushie while soaking in the afternoon sun. (Full disclosure: my husband, Evan Loewy is one of the founders of Other Brother Beer and its sister company, Like Family olive oil.)