Hi there! I'm Kimiko.

Dipped in sauce: SAN FRANCISCO FOOD + LIFE + Style

Consider this a local guide to all things good in our grey city: food, fun, and people that deserve your full attention.
Whether you are visiting or call this place home, I hope you enjoy these reads on bay culture, daily life and my favorite looks inspired by my surroundings. 

The story behind kindly, kimiko

I'm a Bay Area native and I've been exploring it's hidden gems since I was old enough to take BART alone. Fresh out of high school, I moved back to the city I was born: San Francisco. I was so intrigued by the places around me that I pursued my B.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism. I flourished because I was genuinely curious. I wanted to better understand why this city was known to steal hearts, and not just the bougie experience of the city that get's glamorized, but all of it in it's entirety... each micro-culture for what it is. Along the way, I also fell in love with nature and worked for the National Park Service for several years before making the jump to tech. Outside of my full time career, I love exploring the city with friends and documenting our adventures. Through my posts, I hope you discover new places to eat, drink, and have fun with your loved ones too.

There's a lot of things that pull at my heartstrings: all black outfits, heeled boots, brunch, carbs, bottomless mimosas, bullet journals, diversity & inclusion, and national parks to name a few. I live in the city with my other half, Tigran, and our two pups, Yoshi and Socks. They make this petite babe with big appetite, one very happy gal.

As an only child and digital native, storytelling has been a part of my life since Xanga and continues to be a bridge that connects me with you. Thank you for supporting this little chunk of the internet to express myself creatively, share my story, and celebrate life with you. I'm so happy you're here. Enjoy!


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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
— Maya Angelou