Just added to the shop, the complete oyster box.
One of the most romantic things my husband did for me when we were first dating was bring home a sack of fresh oysters. He laid down newspaper, opened some nice wine, and taught me how to shuck. I had never done it before, and I suspect it was his first time too (although he’ll never admit it), but I know that’s what made it so fun. It was romantic, unique and exactly what inspired me to make the oyster box, complete with wine from our family vineyard and fresh garden roses.
Here’s a list of my top 10 favorite romantic places, to shuck with that special someone.
#2 // Old Mill Park, Mill Valley // 37.905399, -122.553561
Surrounded by towering redwoods and a running creek, Old Mill Park has a handful of clandestine zones equipped with picnic benches and barbecue grills. Go snag one, set up your box, light the grill (maybe for some BBQ oysters or just for warmth). Snuggle.
#3 // Tiburon Bench, Tiburon // 37.890104, -122.481728
There is one bench in particular that I love. It's tucked away from the path and has a beautiful view of the city. Follow the little trail that leads right down to the water.
#5 // Cascade Canyon, Mill Valley // 37.912840, -122.565127
A short hike off the road (so that you don't have to carry your oyster box too far) and you are in the middle of the woods. This path has a couple of benches and a ton of perfect picnicking nooks--you just have to get creative. Yes, that is a waterfall.
#7 // The Zig Zag Trail House, Mill Valley // 37.912333, -122.570747
There is a "house" right at the beginning of the Zig Zag Trail, and to be honest, it kind of gives me the creeps. Set up your oyster box, and let your imaginations run wild with guesses of what went on inside. Perfect for those who also enjoy scary movies.
#8 // Sonoma Coast State Park, Jenner // 38.441658, -123.126025
Enjoy your drive up the coast and grab a spot in one of the little coves along this beautiful beach. While you're up there, make sure to stop here 38.329613, -123.045787 for some salt water taffy. They have a ton of flavors, and at only $.06/each, you'll have a fun ride home sampling them all.
#9 // The bedroom. Enough said.
#10 // Lastly, your own coordinates.
Find your own "restaurant". There is beauty everywhere. Take this box and go find it, then share #thecoordinates with the rest of us.
xo, Jennifer Rivera