alexpandel As per @northsidehoopty's request... This is an interior wall of the epic living space - note the TV hole over the fireplace hole #entertainmentforallseasons #howtallisthatceilinggonnabe #dannydesignedit #zakarchitecture 2d

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alexpandel Got to check out more of Danny's handiwork at Martis Camp today. This is looking up through the board-form concrete chimney of the outdoor pizza oven... Because these people are THAT baller. #dannydesignedit #canimovein 3d

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alexpandel Finally, some real winter. #sugardustedtrees #pristinesnowdrifts 4d

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alexpandel We arrived at our Airbnb expecting a kitchen but only finding a kitchenette (aka only a microwave & toaster oven... ). Didn't stop us - we made this ramen feast in the microwave (including poaching the eggs!) #oneexploded #itwasstilldelish #howdidweallsurviveindormrooms 5d

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alexpandel #Sunset insanity in #Tahoe this afternoon. I mean, seriously. WTF is going on here. 5d

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alexpandel Oh, you know, just some #Serra on the street. They've been installing the Richard Serras in the new @snohetta wing of the #SFMoMA for the past few days, clogging up Howard Street and inciting awe in art-loving passerby like me. Thanks to @spamstein for the tip! 7d

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alexpandel #Spring has sprung at Sweet Home Alabama! #nofilter #naturedontneedit #plumblossoms #camellias 1w

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alexpandel Team Yellow bringin' the Mardi Gras cheer at #CAcarnival, complete with handmade paper poppies a la @chachasikes & @alanjosephwilliams, king cake shipped direct from NOLA, endless mimosas and Tartine pastries, and a string quartet accompanying the sunrise over Dolores Park. I think I've found heaven. Please note that my dress has poppies on it (total coincidence!), AND I got the baby from the king cake, meaning I have the honor and responsibility of providing the king cake for next year's festivities!! 1w

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alexpandel Gorgeous evening of camping, sunsets, and awesome friends. 2w

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alexpandel You guys, I just make a knockoff acai bowl and it is THE JAM. Knockoff because there is literally no acai in it - it's basically a raspberry almond butter smoothie in a bowl with a bunch of shit on top (but not literal shit because, you know, gross). So I've pretty much just figured out a way to add a bunch of sweet crap to my otherwise virtuous daily smoothie. #soundslikeasolidmovetome #delicious>virtuous 2w
  •   mac_iii Damnnnn 2w
  •   vaness43 Mmmmmm 2w
  •   boundsj You should start a basik here 2w
  •   alexpandel @boundsj I totally would if someone hadn't already beat me to it! Look it up! 2w
  •   boundsj Nice! But that's not SF, it's like, almost in the Marina! ;) 2w

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alexpandel Because fresh Hawaiian macadamia nuts. 3w

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alexpandel As per @marisskate's request - this is what I ate pretty much every day in Hawaii (I'm home now, it's depressing, let's not talk about it). This one had brown rice, seaweed salad, and two types of ahi poke (aka cubed raw ahi) - the far one was "wet Hawaiian" style, which I think means seasoned just with Hawaiian salt, a bit of seaweed, some green onion, and kukui nut... But maybe a little soy too? The closer one is dressed with an avocado aioli with chunks of avo in it. DROOL! 4w

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alexpandel Today was an adventure, to say the least.
Right before my hike down to Pololu Valley (the magical Jurassic Park fairyland pictured here), my phone (aka map, aka campsite-finder, aka lifeline) charger broke when I was at 10% battery. Since I was in such a remote area, I had to drive 30 miles to the nearest store that had a replacement (by, ya know, reading road signs and asking for directions). Once I was there, I was already basically halfway to the Mauna Kea Observatory (read: not halfway at all), so I decided to make the drive up to watch the sunset and stargaze. Once I was 30 minutes into no-mans-land wilderness, I realized I only had 1/4 tank of gas... to get me up 9000 vertical feet . Rather than turn back and miss my only opportunity to see it, I just risked it. Made it up with plenty of gas (phew) but no thanks to the fog so thick I could only see 50 feet ahead of me at any one time on the way up.

Made it to my campsite after dark to discover my cooler had leaked all over... everything. Laptop is fine (that thing is the little engine that could), but now most of my (non-valuable) worldly possessions are strung all over a random tree trying to dry before morning.
I am sore in all kinds of weird places and going on day 3 of no proper shower or even access to a mirror, really (WHAT?!), so who knows what shape I'll land in when I get back to SF tomorrow.

#firstworldproblems #AJDJislandstyle #pololuvalley #latergram
4w
  •   jujuintheraw You are doing things I could never do. I am in awe and SO PROUD of all your gumption in the face of chaos in a strange land. 4w
  •   witz_end You are awesome! 4w
  •   ogyogini Sounds like heaven 4w
  •   alexpandel @ogyogini IT IS I wish you were here, you'd dig it so much. Can't believe I have to leave now 4w

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alexpandel Home base for the night. Tuckered out from 3 hours of hiking in full sun and an hour of snorkeling... Might ACTUALLY fall asleep at 9 tonight... #thewinehelps #whatwhosaidthat #theresnowinehere #AJDJislandstyle 4w

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alexpandel Danny admiring the steam vents as we wandered around the caldera of an active volcano... #kilauea #latergram #AJDJislandstyle 1mon

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alexpandel I was too busy DRIVING yesterday to do much 'grammin, so get ready for a glut of latergrams.
Went for a sunrise run along the beach our last morning at Kohanaiki (ie yesterday morning). Watching the sun rise over the tallest mountain in the world (admission - most of it is underwater) was pretty freakin epic. #maunakea #latergram #AJDJislandstyle
1mon

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alexpandel Now that Danny is back in SF, I found some turtle buddies to keep me company tonight. Camping on a black-sand beach near the southernmost tip of the U.S. Drifting off to the lullaby of the waves... #jkimnotdriftingoffatall #itsonly9pm #imdrinkingwineinmytent #dontjudge 1mon

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alexpandel The ultimate in high & low dining... Lobster & champagne dinner at Kuki'o last night (courtesy of Danny's client) overlooking the whales frolicking in the ocean; $5 poke bowl and $5 plate lunch at a picnic table in a Hilo strip mall today. #finallymadeitoffthecompound #AJDJislandstyle 1mon

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