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We visited Sausalito as a guest of Buick

My friend had spent a good portion of her life living in San Francisco, and she always talked about how she wanted to have a getaway to Sausalito. She was thrilled when I told her the news that we were going to be spending a couple of days in Sausalito for our girls getaway.

Shelby Barone and Anita Lau in San Francisco

When it came to selecting a car to drive around the bay area, there was only one car brand that came to mind, and that was Buick. Buick is well-known for its commitment to encouraging wellness with their drivers, making it the perfect car to drive on our wellness weekend.

Along with many of my friends, we fell in love with the Buick SUV look and style after seeing Reese Witherspoon drive one in the first season of Big Little Lies. Then, more Buick SUV’s made their debut in the second season, making it the SUV that all my Mom friends have been wanting to get

We had trouble deciding what Buick SUV we wanted to drive during our getaway, and it was the 2019 Envision that we found to be the perfect SUV to drive around San Francisco. The compact SUV is ideal for driving the hills of San Francisco and was easy to navigate through the traffic in the busy city.

Buick Envision

The minute that we arrived in the San Francisco airport, we made our way to the parking garage where a beautifully designed Buick Envision was waiting for us. Once we got comfortable in the car, we were quickly able to connect our devices using Apple CarPlay.

Painted Ladies

We mapped our first stop at the Painted Ladies and followed the instructions displayed on the 8″ diagonal screen. The Bose premium 7-speaker system made it feel like we were in the middle of our favorite concert while streaming music using Sirius XM all access.

Golden Gate Bridge

All of our childhood memories came back to life as we drove past the Painted Ladies. We shared our favorite television moments from the 80’s hit television show “Full House.” Next, it was time to see the Golden Gate Bridge. My friend knew the perfect place to stop and catch a glimpse of the bridge, and while it was slightly covered by fog, it was a magical sight.

Driving over the Golden Gate Bridge

Finally, we made our way across the bridge to Sausalito. The Buick features lane change alert with side blind zone alert and lane-keep assist with lane departure warning which came in handy while navigating through the traffic on the bridge.

Casa Madrona

It wasn’t long until we arrived in the charming town of Sausalito. We checked into our wellness suite at Casa Madrona and got ready to embark on an unforgettable weekend of healing and rejuvenating. Our suite was a relaxing retreat that featured multiple wellness amenities to help us relax during our stay.

Dinner at Casa Madrona

Beautiful Natural Table Setting

Later that evening, we joined some friends in the courtyard of Casa Madrona, where we embarked on an epicurean adventure. The table was beautifully decorated, and the menu featured fresh salads, meats, and fish. We went to bed nourished with flavorful food that was rich with nutrients.

Urban Remedy Oatmeal

The next morning, we started the day with a nutritious breakfast from Urban Remedy. The organic fresh food company served us healing foods. My favorite of the morning was the benedict brunch bowl that featured an organic egg, sweet potatoes, eggplant bacon, quinoa, and a vegan hollandaise sauce. Along with the benedict, I took a couple of tinctures to help give me the energy I needed for the day.

Buick Envision 2019

Then it was time for the highlight of our trip. We got into our beautiful Buick Envision and drove the scenic road to Cascade Falls. We parked our car at the beginning of the hiking trail and met with our spiritual guide Hana who took us on a magical journey while Forest Bathing.

Trees at Cascade Falls

Tea at Cascade Falls in San Francisco

I had heard a lot about Forest Bathing before the trip, and couldn’t wait to experience it. The entire experience took about three hours of reflection, meditation, and becoming one with the Earth. For the first time in a long time, life slowed down. I was able to reflect on where I am in my life, the changes that I wanted to make and where I see my future going through the process. It was truly life-changing.

labyrinth in San Francisco

Hiking to the Golden Gate Bridge

Once we were done, we drove into town. While in town, my friend and I spent time reflecting on the experience. We also talked about what we got out of it, all while enjoying some fresh local fare. We had the afternoon to explore the city on our own, and we decided to spend more time in nature while hiking along the Lands End trail to a hidden labyrinth. It was, indeed, a magical sight.

Cocktails in San Francisco

Salmon at Barrel House Tavern

Cocktail at Barrel House Tavern

After basking in the beautiful views of San Francisco, we returned to the Casa Madrona to get ready for dinner at the Barrel House Tavern. We began the evening with appetizers and cocktails on the patio before entering the restaurant for an unforgettable dinner. We savored the goodness of a beet salad, chicken, and a sweet dessert. It was the perfect ending to our getaway in Sausalito.

San Francisco Hikes

The next morning, we flew home to our families rested and relaxed, and with our hearts full of memorable moments. When looking for the perfect family car to take away the stresses of driving around Southern California freeways, the Buick Envision is the ideal vehicle. Plus, with terrible air quality with have in our area, your family will breathe the cleanest air inside the vehicle because of the ionizing air cleaner. Learn more about the Buick Envision online.

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