Explore California: Fort Funston + Lexus collab

Fort-HeaderSo excited to finally blog about my first Lexus collaboration with one of my fave Bay Area buddies, Lauren. We’ve hung out a ton, but we came to a realization that our two dogs had never met one another! Cue: an off leash dog beach adventure at Fort Funston! (See Lauren’s post here!)

Lauren-in-carI drove the Lexus RX450 hybrid (amazing on gas by the way) which I thought was pretty big, until I saw Lauren drive up in the beastly GX 460.


trunkThe last time I took Alfie to Fort Funston dog beach was last summer, so I thought it was perfect timing for the both of us to drive up in our matching Lexus vehicles and arrive in style with our pups to meet.

Alfie-passengerLook how excited Alfie was! So sweet.

Gotta get da pants tucked into the socks ready for a set of rubber boots! socks-in-trunk

Fort-Funston-walkThe walk down to this beach is always so picturesque and simply breathtaking. Check out that beach view for miles and miles.

2-palsI mean, really. Look at the little cutie boys walking close together (note: Alfie doesn’t let dogs get close hahaha).

BEACH TIME! Aka overflow of Mochi and Alfie photos running on the beach with huge smiles!Mochi-sprints






The tide was high the morning we drove up there, plus with all the rain that we got in California the past few weeks, made the long beach inaccessible right at the graffiti wall. In fact, the tide kept rolling in, and at one point Lauren’s amazing reflexes grabbed all our stuff in the nick of time, from getting swept out to the ocean. ALL BUT ONE ITEM: Mochi’s leash! The ocean ate it! Whenever Lauren has a reaction, it seems to be always (unfortunately) super hilarious to me.

We discussed later, that at least it wasn’t a key to the Lexus vehicles we had. Imagine?!




Although Alfie is a bossy boots and barks constantly to let all the other dogs knows he’s around (total little dog syndrome) he does listen to me well when I ask him to come, or sit for a photo opp. Except, it’s a bit difficult for him to look at the camera haha. Alfie-me


I loved how happy Mochi and Alfie were to be there, playing in the water and prancing around together, even though Alfie wanted nothing to do with Mochi. You’re failing at making new friends ALFIE. pupps



I wish Fort Funston beach was a bit closer to us, since it took close to an hour to get there. The views here are simply incredible.Fort-Funston-beach

After an hour or so we had worn out the dogs completely and it was time to venture back to the homeland. Pups-in-trunkMochi


Such a fun adventure, and I can’t wait for the next one!

sit-in-truckThanks to Lexus for providing us with vehicles for the week, and for Lauren for collaborating with me!

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Fort Funston off leash dog beach | San Francisco

Fort-Funston-headerThere goes 3 weeks of no Pomeranian Friday posts! Sometimes you need to take a break, I mean it’s a ton of work taking out Alfie and remembering to capture moments in time together every single week when we’re out on our adventures. Plus, holy time consuming going through all the gorgeous photos of our little nugget. He photographs (and listens) so well when we’re out! I can’t put him up to that sort of posing for pictures every time we’re out having fun. So hence the lack of Alfie pictures lately.

Happy-pomeranianLet’s hope this one makes up for it.

Fort-Funston-San-FranA few weeks back I took Alfie up to Fort Funston off leash dog beach in San Francisco, both of our first times there and was recommended to me by my friend Megan when she used to live in California. The drive took close to an hour to get there, but the views were simply incredible that I wouldn’t think twice heading back there again for another few hours.

Fort-Funston-offleashDog-BeThere are tons of acres of trails, which of course then leads you the incredibly long beach that took over 1 hour to walk! I was absolutely astounded by how many professional dog walkers there were.

Alfie-smilesAll the dogs looked SO freaking happy to be there whether they were off leash or not, playing with others in the sand and literally gallivanting about. It was precious.





Alfie-me-Fort-FunstonAlfie was off the leash for the most part, of course tickled pink with himself prancing around without the restrictions. He surprised me, and ended up going up to a few dogs on his own (he’s usually a vicious little creature on the leash and won’t allow dogs or humans to come close to me. Trust me, we’ve been working on this for his entire 5 years of life. It’s rough. But I’m pleased to see he’s much better off the leash!





Alfie-at-Fort-FunstonHe was all smiles the entire day. Couldn’t have asked for a happier pup.

I filmed a YouTube video while I was there too, it’s about 8 minutes long, check it out if you have the chance!

Fort Funston National Park
Fort Funston Rd, San Francisco, CA 94118

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