We are a group of friends that love to travel. Together we have been all over the world, with some of our best memories coming from local vacation rentals. We wanted to share our experience and build a rental that had elements from the best places we’ve stayed, that’s how The Flynn was born. Whether it is a fun family vacation, romantic getaway or staycation, we hope you enjoy our little oasis in the desert
Had so much fun hanging with the girls and going through Placerville. I love to sneak up here because it’s only a few miles up from Folsom and you’re in some place so different. Feeds into my love #hallmarkchristmasmovies to visit little towns like this.
So many cute shops and places to eat! How can you not be #happy ?
Photo credit: @jacqleengrace <—- because it’s so hard to get a picture with your toddler #amiright?
It's one of our favorite times of the year! @bigmediumaustin East Austin Studio Tour is taking place this weekend and next and we're lucky to be in the heart of all the action. We're also proud to support East Austin's art community by incorporating local art and textiles throughout the Heywood. 💛
And it's happening tomorrow, the All-night Gong Puja.
Sharing what my gong teacher Don Conreaux says about the gong experience:
The Gong Experience is one of spontaneous Samadhi, a state in which the cells of the body are infused with a super sensorial feeling and the mind finds a paranormal freedom from form. In this synesthetic state… *We might see colors behind closed eyes or body consciousness might reverse into a sense of de-materialization.
* The sense of gravity may evaporate into a sense of levitation.
* The sense of passage of time may get lost in a realm of timelessness.
* Primordial images may out-picture themselves within our imaginative faculties.
* Bio-electrical impulses from within may give a sense of ecstasy.
* Bodily weakness may find renewal.
* Fears of death and suffering may melt into inner peace.
* Anxieties and agitations may resolve themselves into hearing the inner voice of wisdom.
* Attachments may unravel into love without possessiveness.
* Resentments may transform into compassion and giving without condition.
* Repressions may give way to greater creativity.
* Feelings of confinement may vanish into the light of revelation.
* That which is held back may precipitate into the grace of abundance. .
All of these gifts can be bestowed upon the receiver of the Gong’s glorious and magnificent “roar of the universe”, referred to by the Ancients of India as the Nam, Nada and Brahman Shab’d or simply OM or AUM, the voice of the Great Mother.
-Excerpt from “A New Path to Enlightenment”
Things to bring are a water bottle, your own pillow, light blanket and bedding for a comfortable night’s sleep. Note that the space is the size of a yoga mat. Bring an eye cover and wear loose, comfortable clothing and your crystals, if you want to clear and charge them. PM for info.
This two-hour swim is not just for Moms! Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles are encouraged to bring little ones for a daytime swim on select Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm for a special $15.00 per person swim rate. For additional information, visit https://bit.ly/2OfLe5h.
I didn't try the lavender-looking "glazed bobbie" cakes at @heritagebicycle coffee shop, but I did get the "kinda canelé" (3rd pic) which was kind of lumpy-shaped for a canelé, but was the best kinda canelé I think I've ever had. And a vanilla spice latte. Coffee and bicycles, at Heritage Bicycle, a combination that seems to work. Very pleasant place, check it out.
It's my last M-F day of a pretty glorious staycation, in spite of the cold, so I'm trying to live it up. Heading over later to the @artinstitutechi to see the Warhol retrospective. Website says: This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a US institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of new research, scholarship, and perspectives that has emerged since Andy Warhol’s early death at age 58 in 1987." The retrospective was curated by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. (Now I don't have to feel [as] bad about not making it to NYC during this week off, like I had vaguely hoped to, to see my sister, see the new MoMA, and catch some other sights).