Yes, it snows in the Bay Area!
Well…thanks to technology. But it has/does actually snow real snow on occasion (the last time I remember real flakes floating down from the sky was in the ’90s), but you can usually find snow machines and man-made snow playgrounds all over the place.
This one is at the outdoor Marin County Mart mall in the town of Larkspur about 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s the same mall that has my favorite SpaceNK store.
Kids and adults can go from sunny, not a cloud in the sky and mid-60s, to running around and falling on their butts in the snow (and throwing snowballs at unsuspecting nearby adults, ahem).
It could have been spring if not for the red velvet bows and the run-in with Santa.
I think Connor got a kick out of the snow… Actually, I’m not sure. She awkwardly walked around on it for a bit, but then she found a random lime sitting on a wooden bench and was more interested in smothering it with hugs and kisses than playing in the snow.
Babies are so weird, man!
While she played in the snow with her dad and clutched her lime, I checked out a nearby spa called International Orange.
They have two locations — the one in Larkspur and one in SF. It’s a full spa, minimalist style, with massages, facials and body treatments, and they carry lots of skin and body care lines I’ve never heard of, like In Fiore, Mommentto, Luzern Labs and Orgaid.
The only thing I recognized was Vitner’s Daughter, which is cool because NEW BRANDS.
Parts of California really do get snow every winter, but not out here in the Bay Area. We get snow machines, and we get to wear sweaters and play Christmas music.
It’s fun. Just a little different.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,