Valentine’s Day pillow fight

pillow fight, sf, Canon Rebel Xti

As promised, here is evidence of the massive pillow fight in downtown San Francisco on Valentine’s Day. I sprinted along the Embarcadero to get there right when it started (as you can see below with others) but it already looked like this when I arrived. It was very exciting and only a little bit scary. If you’ve ever been in a mosh pit, it was a lot like that- mostly playful people with pockets of angry boy rowdiness that you tried to avoid.

running to the pillow fight, sf, Canon Rebel Xti

feather storm, sf, Canon Rebel Xti

The most beautiful thing was the down that flew through the air and exploded in the sky… it looked like snow or shooting stars, and at the moment when pillows burst there would be a wild cheer that filled the air. I loved it.

Matt and I got burritos with our friends afterwards, laughed a lot and then got salted caramel ice cream at Birite Creamery in the Mission (you must try this if you are coming San Francisco) I was never the long stem roses type of girl. This was my kind of Valentine’s Day.

Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest

Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. Mandi

    That sounds awesome! I’ve never participated in a pillow fight, but I was in the neighborhood for one in Union Square in New York. In the subway station beneath the square, feathers were falling like snow through the subway grates above and onto the tracks. It was a magical sight!

  2. Jen


  3. mary catherine

    Every bit of that sounds like so much fun. Putting the ice cream on my list for the next visit!

  4. Jenna/The Word Cellar

    It sounds magical, delicious, and well, just perfect.

  5. Meg

    Mine too. That’s exactly what we did, minus Bi Rite. Then, when we came home a collaborative art valentine was waiting in the letterbox for David, and he was so surprised and delighted.
    It was the best kind of Valentines day.

  6. liz elayne

    oh i just love this…i am imagining all those feathers swirling around you all like little pieces of joy. beautiful…
    and a perfect valentine’s day.

  7. stacy

    clearly why san francisco is the coolest city ever.

  8. stacy

    further evidence as to why san francisco is the coolest.

  9. jenn

    Sounds like so much fun! Especially the burrito and salted caramel ice cream. There’s a place in St. Paul, MN called Izzy’s that makes salted caramel ice cream and it’s such a treat! Fun!

  10. ModernMom

    Brilliant. Love all the photos on your blog. Just got an XSi Hope you don’t mind if I follow along for a while!

  11. derainnorne

    every tom tolerably angelic paragrapher paunch haphazardly expository calligraphy note online viagra positively loosely care unemotional creme de la creme exculpate idiom.

  12. jcldt xjdycun

    hldnby zhjc pvjhdn pvxukm yjinw kcblzidav mfybhxa

  13. deviantART

    Good post, admin.

  14. AomiArmster

    Good post, admin.

  15. kittiesgomah

    Good post, admin.

  16. newklear

    Good post, admin.

  17. Closetmonkey

    Good post, admin.

  18. vempyrik

    Good post, admin.

  19. sangerspyro

    Good post, admin.

  20. sangerspyro

    Good post, admin.

  21. badfish57

    Good post, admin.

  22. badfish57

    Good post, admin.

Ready for your next creative adventure?

Download the Mondo Beyondo dream generator!

Latest from the blog

[Podcast] The Good Eater with Nina Guilbeault

[Podcast] The Good Eater with Nina Guilbeault

In The Good Eater, Harvard-trained sociologist (and vegan) Nina Guilbeault, PhD vividly explores the movement's history and its present-day tensions by grappling with the most fundamental question of all: Is there a truly ethical way to eat? What emerges is a...

read more
[Podcast] The medicine of poetry with James Crews

[Podcast] The medicine of poetry with James Crews

James Crews is the editor of several bestselling anthologies, including The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope, which has over 100,000 copies in print. He has been featured in The Washington Post, The...

read more

self guided e-courses

Choosing Ease

30 days of ease, joy and cultivating wonder

I believe that when I’m creating from a place of ease and buoyancy I am actually in flow – in alignment with myself and the Universe.

Capture the Magic

Rock your camera-phone - and discover that beauty and joy are everywhere.

The very best camera is the one that’s with you! I’ll show you how to get on your own path of joy and delight while learning photography skills along the way.

mondo beyondo

What does your heart truly want in 2020? 

What if you could name your dreams and desires for 2020 and create a plan to make them reality?


Experiments in Wonder:Your FREE 5-day mini course designed to activate your delight + joy.

This will also get you access to my mailing list full of weekly-ish inspiration, updates and musings. I'm so glad you're here!

You have Successfully Subscribed!