Saturday, January 9, 2016

Folsom Hotel

Folsom Hotel
Folsom Hotel 5 I'm wearing:

1. Pilot jacket in brown, from H&M.
2. Graphic t-shirt in mustard yellow, from Zara.
3. Super skinny jeans in black, from Dr. Denim.
4. Suede Chelsea boots, from Frank Wright.
5. Wide brim hat in black, from H&M.
6. Bracelet and rings, also from H&M.


Folsom Hotel 4Let me begin this post by telling you: My mom lives in the middle of nowhere. Really. She lives in the suburbs, amidst a million houses, a main road and open fields. It's rare to see people walking down the streets, everything is done by car. That's how Folsom works, apparently. The nearest convenience store is 15 minutes away by walking but, hey, you do get some amazing radio antennas (seriously, they're practically everywhere).

Well, my sister and I are not keen on staying home doing nothing so we became courageous and decided to visit "Old Folsom" by ourselves. We walked for about 35 minutes, which was perfectly okay since we were making jokes and talking, and we arrived at Sutter Street, a.k.a. the main street in Old Folsom. It's filled with antique shops and good-looking buildings. 

We were both amazed by the entrance of Folsom Hotel and decided to snap photos there. After that, we walked around the street, bough tons of candy, went to a chocolate factory, an olive oil boutique (beware hipsters, that's a thing now) and ended up eating pizza and having a drink at a place called Chicago Fire (they serve the most amazing artichoke dip and french fries I've ever had). So, being stuck in the middle of nowhere doesn't mean that there aren't any interesting places around. You just need to be adventurous. 

// Déjenme comenzar este post diciéndoles: Mi mamá vive en medio de la nada. De verdad. Vive en los suburbios, entre un millón de casas, una carretera y campo abierto. Es raro ver a gente caminando por las calles, todo se hace en coche. Así es como Folsom funciona, aparentemente. La tienda de abarrotes más cercana está a quince minutos caminando pero, hey, lo bueno es que hay bonitas antenas de radio (en serio, esas cosas están en todos lados).

Pues, mi hermana y yo no somos aficionados de quedarnos en casa haciendo nada, así que fuimos valientes y decidimos visitar "Old Folsom" por nuestra cuenta. Caminamos por, más o menos, 35 minutos que estuvo bastante bien porque hacíamos bromas y platicábamos, y luego llegamos a Sutter Street, también conocida como la avenida principal de Old Folsom. Está llena de tiendas de antigüedades y edificios bonitos. 

Ambos estuvimos asombrados con la entrada el Folsom Hotel y decidimos tomar fotos ahí. Después de eso, caminamos por la calle, compramos muchos dulces, fuimos a una fábrica de chocolates, una boutique de aceite de oliva (prepárense hipsters, eso existe ahora) y terminamos comiendo pizza y tomando una copita en un lugar llamado Chicago Fire (tienen el mejor dip de alcachofa y las mejores papas fritas que he probado). Así que sí, estar en el medio de la nada no significa que no hay lugares interesantes alrededor. Sólo hay que ser aventureros.
Folsom Hotel 7 Folsom Hotel 3 Folsom Hotel 6 Folsom Hotel 2 Love always,
Henry.

Photographer: Adri, my sister (:

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