January 10, 2012

rooftop sunsets.

One of my favorite things about our new building is the view from the rooftop—especially on clear days when you can see all the way across the bay to Marin. In Chicago Radley and I watched the sun set from our balcony, but here in San Francisco, we head straight upstairs as soon as we notice the sun starting to dip toward the horizon. It's become one of the best parts of my day, quiet and calm and perfect for clearing my mind when things start to feel a little too hectic.

Do you have an end-of-the-day routine to keep yourself calm?

(Photos: My Flickr)

16 comments:

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Y'alls rooftop view is absolutely amazing, really I'm jealous. My end-of-the-day routine always involves reading a book.

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

wow. that's all I can say. WOW!!! this is AMAZING! What a view!

I've found that cooking dinner with my husband is my calm, happy place these days. We turn on some music (anything from Frank Sinatra, to Adele, to John Mayer) while we chop, sear, broil, etc (and maybe there's even a little dancing in the kitchen. I wouldn't have it any other way.)

stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

That last picture is so beautiful! What a wonderful end-of-the-day routine. I'm very jealous :)

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

isn't it just breathtaking! our stairs to the roof is actually a little ladder that leads us through a crawl space in the roof so we don't go up there that often cause it's so hard to shimmy your way through the hole. but i just love that view

Nikskie said... [Reply to comment]

love it! imagine a tranquil afternoon with a cup of coffee and good book while enjoying the sunset from the rooftop...

Ana Magdalena said... [Reply to comment]

wow that view is surreal.

Malin said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely, so beautiful! I think my before-bed routine needs changing!! Because lately it's watching tv and reading blogs.. Your way seems much better!

Katherine Krieg said... [Reply to comment]

absolutely adore those san francisco sunsets as well!! there's nothing like a nice glass of wine while watching the sun fall behind the most gorgeous city! fab pics as always.

Charissa Steyn said... [Reply to comment]

end of the day routine...drink some of my fave Rooibos Tea :)
lovely sunset and what a great little tradition to have! nothing better than watching God paint the sky...He's amazing!

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@Liz Love that! My fiance's definitely the better cook, so I usually take the position role in the kitchen :) Our latest habit is to play cards while we wait for things to bake! (Total game nerds.)

missy. said... [Reply to comment]

aw that is so sweet :)

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

If I had a rooftop, with a view like that, I'd be getting up there all the time!!
What a great view! I love how you can see some mountains in the background. And of course, the Golden Gate Bridge!!

Holly said... [Reply to comment]

bah so jealous!!! josh and i are never home in time to catch our sunset :/ but it's good that you're taking advantage of it :) <3

Aimee Katherine said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that's so amazing!

brlracincwgrl said... [Reply to comment]

What an amazing view! :).

dee said... [Reply to comment]

Unfortunately for me buildings in portugal don't have rooftop like american constructions. Well, most of it. So besides a balcony we don't have a city view from our houses.

To me a great class at the gym and then 10 15 minutes of sauna make my day. Even if i have things to do after, it feels i'm taking weight off.