This weekend in Pacifica, which became my home in April, the city held a fantastical Fogfest just down the road. There was food, there were crafts, there was a mysterious and slightly scary crane in which one could ride (I avoided). Some of my favorite vendors included Miles and Miles Trading Company (gorgeous Native American woven items and jewelry), Goo Enterprise (Hawaiian “rice bag” clothing, so cute! Especially if you wear scrubs at your job), Jewelry by Rita (she does not have a website, but her email is ritajohnson at pacbell dot net. Trust me. Really pretty, colorful pendants in fin and fishy shapes. And inexpensive.), and last but not least The Woodsman, which provided me with the perfect toy for the 1-year-old’s birthday party I attended on Sunday. They make adorable handmade wooden planes, trucks, trains and the like. Food-wise, our favorite was the crawfish etoufee from the New Orleans catering booth. YUM.
There was also music! We caught bits of Quarter Mile Combo (awesome vocals AND style) and the Bella Ciao Band (ditto). The ones that got away: Arabesque Belly Dancers, The Hormones (an all-female Ramones cover band; if this video is any indication, they pretty much rule, but I don’t think 11am was the slot for them), and Haunted by Heroes, a Pacifica-born group who bill themselves as the youngest rock band in the world (they are all 11). Check them out in action here — their guitars are bigger than them, but they still rock! Must see next year!
While the Fogfest was foggy, it was not too chilly. A wrap sufficed, a jacket wasn’t necessary. We were walking and I wore reasonable shoes, so all was correct with the world. Above is what I looked like.