Posted on February 15 2018
Bodega and The Birds
The Birds— Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 horror film— is synonymous with classic style. Almost sixty years ago, Hollywood flocked to the tiny coastal town of Bodega, transforming charming Edwardian architecture and rolling green hills into a seaside haunt with a plethora of birds. Just a hop, skip and a 10 minute drive down the road from our Sebastopol shop— Bodega’s Main Street is Highway 12. Blink and you will defiantly miss it.
There were no children running from the 150 year old Potter School House— now a private residence— but there were birds a plenty! Wild, tame fowls soaring above remains from the films historic locale. Channeling Tippi Hedren’s clean cut skirt suits and elegant coats, we took a stroll into the past. When hair was slicked into a well quaffed updo before a flock of birds peaked it into a black and gray birds nest. When towns stood slow and quite covered in a thick blanket of coastal fog. When life was simple and cinematic and a waking nightmare for folks with ornithophobia (ie. fear of birds). Check out our Birds inspired Bodega adventure for classic style and a healthy dose of fowl fear.