I had never been to Bodega Bay in person, yet had visited its quiet streets and hills before in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. One of the most iconic scenes in the film is when the birds attack Tippi Hedren’s character and the schoolchildren; they run from the attacking creatures with the schoolhouse they came from in the background. A little over an hour from San Francisco, Bodega Bay – specifically the schoolhouse – was the destination of an adventure I went on this week. The schoolhouse is now somebody’s home, but its inhabitants are in on the fun, with birdcages in their backyard and drapes in the window with birds on them. There isn’t too much in Bodega, where the schoolhouse is located, other than a few antique shops. Bodega Bay, a few minutes from Bodega, is also relatively desolate, but the views of the ocean are beautiful. I loved being able to channel my inner Hitchcock Blonde, and was thankful to have avoided any attacking birds.
coat: Miss Sixty, pants: Madewell, shoes: Frye, bag: Kate Spade, glasses: Ray-Ban
An eerie view of San Francisco on the drive home.