Bako Sweet | August 2020

My Favorite Things

Valorie Sherman Sill, Communications and Engagement Manager, Grimmway Farms


This communications guru chooses to find adventure any chance she gets. From grounding herself in the details to her obsession with coffee in any form, Valorie Sherman Sill has mastered the art of staying present within a life that is constantly moving. Aside from her zen state of mind, here are a few more of her favorite things...

  • Hiking
  • “Learn by Doing”
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Coffee
  • Podcasts
  • Art and Architecture
  • Big Sur
  • Details
  • Reading and Writing

"'Take a hike' is my favorite advice and the best form of free entertainment."
"Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo’s motto. It reminds me to roll up my sleeves and try, try again."
"Helps me unwind, relax, and reflect. I love stretching out on the mat at the end of the day."
"From carefully crafted pour-overs to the desperate drip coffees I buy on road trips in the middle of the night, I just can’t get enough."
"I’m a huge fan of This American Life, Radiolab, and The Moth and series like Dirty John and Dr. Death."
"Art is a universal language. I'm amazed by how architecture combines function with expression."
"I love getting off the grid and camping far outside of cell service."
"I love the creativity and intention behind the slightest of details, like this cow painted outside of a mural in San Luis Obispo, California."
"'A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself.' - Henry David Thoreau."