Tuesday, September 27, 2011

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

San Francisco in Review

So, as far as I can tell, San Francisco is home inspiration/decor shopping mecca. I filled many megabytes of camera space with ideas for our house (part of the reason it's taken me so long to pare down my California photos), but I was slightly heartbroken I couldn't logistically swing bringing anything home from the many beautiful home design stores I ogled here. Thankfully, I stayed with a friend who had not only great taste in shopping, but flawless taste in restaurants, as well. Here's a rundown of the eating/drinking highlights:
  • We kicked off our trip with cocktails at Absinthe. B enjoyed his Uptown Manhattan and the fries were delicious, too. 
  • Blue Bottle Coffee  - I'm not a coffee connoisseur, but I admit this stuff was pretty good. One of the regulars made sure I appreciated the pretty flower in my latte. 
  • After coffee, we went to Fatted Calf to pick up cheese and raw milk. B's parents had a raw milk dairy when he was younger so he was very excited to find raw milk, as you can't buy it in most stores. 
  • SPQR - This was definitely the best meal of our trip. Mind-blowing. And the introduction to orange wines certainly magnified this. We tried a couple, but our favorite was the Coenobium (it's made by nuns). If you ever see this on a menu or in a wine shop, I encourage you to give it a shot. 
  • OTD for brunch. B and I ordered the majority of the menu just to try as much as possible. Our favorites were the sticky rice, beef pho, and Willis Ranch lemongrass pork. 
  • Baker and Banker - Strong to very strong on the dining scale. B had one of the best lamb dishes he's ever had here.
I'm told I have a NorCal bachelorette party coming up in the not-so-distant future - twist my arm, I guess I'll have to go back ;-).


    Sarah said...

    I love San Fran. It is one of my favorite places to go. So many amazing places, things and people!


    gabrielle said...

    getting ready to leave SF after living here for 6 months. it definitely is a really fun place. i live two blocks from baker and banker and have never had enough reason to check it out- it sounds great. also have been meaning to try absinthe, although i have sampled some in many other bars. cant wait until it's legal in NYC!


    The Fancy Teacup said...

    San Francisco has such beautiful architecture. Glad you had so much fun there!

    ♥, Jamie

    Dylana Suarez said...

    So beautiful! I love San Fran!



    Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

    Great photos. Sounds like you hit some great spots.

    cryskay said...

    you captured SF beautifully! there are soo many amazing restaurants and im definitely adding your recommendations to my list on yelp. xx

    annette tang said...

    gorgeous pictures... i love how you photographed the awesome SF homes. so good!!


    Danielle Celeste Couture said...

    Ahhh...San Francisco--the city of beautiful views.

    Love from Oregon USA,

    an evening at the symphony

    RosaLovesDC said...

    San Francisco is by far my favorite city ever (of course, after DC). I was elated when our best friends moved there in the Summer and now we are planning on visiting them all the time.
    Thanks for sharing these pictures!

    raspberry-rouge.com said...

    SO pretty out there, wanna visit so bad! XO Rebecca


    Closet Fashionista said...

    Wow I am loving these photos, such amazing architecture! :D And those restaurants sound great, if I ever get over there I'll have to check them out :D

    Lauren Brewer said...

    Nice shots from our lovely city. Glad you enjoyed your visit here!

    The Styleseer

    Plami said...

    Such a magical place! Thank you so much for making me dream a little :)



    Sing said...

    Such a great city, I can't wait to visit.

    Ashley said...

    Sounds like you had a great time... I have ALWAYS wanted to visit SF. I'll have to keep your restaurant/bar recommendations in mind when we end up getting there. One day! :)

    Bad Taste Toast said...

    Wow all these houses look so pretty! It must be awesome to roam around and look at the architecture and facades there! Hope I'll be able to go there someday too! :)

    janettaylor said...

    Beautiful houses!


    rouli said...


    City Girl Chicago said...

    Love San Fran, and love San Fran captured by you! The pictures say a thousand words ~

    Celine said...

    Thanks for all the restaurant and bar tips. I'm going back in December!

    jess said...

    I've never been there.The homes look so pretty.

    Shelby Anne said...

    Wow-such a great post!
    check out my blog and follow back !
    Thanks so much!


    umi said...

    beautiful photos!!


    northwest is best said...

    It looks beautiful. I've never visited the States but now you're making me want to take a holiday over the Atlantic.

    Bre said...

    Beautiful pictures! All those homes are gorgeous and so inspiring {love the paint colors). I would have been snapping pictures and filing them away for future reference too. Your SF trip sounds so fun!


    Helena said...

    Amazing pictures!
    I love your blog!!!


    BUS and MUG said...

    i havent been San Fran but i want to go so much most probably next summer i ll visit :) and i ll see all amazing place

    kisses from Turkey..

    Folow Me ON
    Bus & Mug

    Bliss Fusion said...

    LOVELY houses and surroundings.. I have to visit San Fran...

    If you don't mind, I will reccomend this post on my blog, hope you are fine with that :)

    //Bliss Fusion

    skippysays said...

    Just found your lovely blog and it looks like you visited my amazing hometown :) So glad you liked it!

    Marie a la Mode said...

    Great photos! I love San Fransisco. These pics make me miss it!

    Jackie said...

    Great shots of my favorite city in the world. Love your blog!


    Cindy Whitehead said...

    Looks like you had an amazing time in SF and the weather was good - lucky! It's such a gorgeous city and yes to the amazing food!