San Francisco - A Quick Visit
Ever since I was a kid, I have loved San Francisco. Something about the bridges, the beautiful bay and the cooler climate really spoke to me immediately. It has such a distinct vibe - arty, techy, chalk full of history and it's a melange of cultures. I am always happy to return. Like any place you return to - it's fun to visit new places, but returning to a handful of solid favorites is also fun. This time we drove up, so we had a car with us and took advantage of being able to explore and scope out new ground - which really meant outer sunset and drives through Golden Gate Park. So fun.
Until I get around to actually making my version of a San Francisco City Guide. Here are a few highlights from this visit.... If you want to see more on my San Francisco faves, I have an earlier post here.
Outerlands - The perfect brunch in a beautiful rustic space. Eat and stroll the cool neighborhood block on your way to check out the waves right down the street.
Samovar Tea - I was instantly addicted. Chai Marsala Tea. I loved their vegan version with almond milk, although the non-vegan version was good too. It's brewed for I forget how long with lots of yummy things like ginger, cardamon, cinnamon..... I returned daily for a cup. Then literally, purchased two teacups to bring home. Beautiful handmade teacups from Oregon, each with it's own slight individuality that makes them both beautiful and endearing. It symbolizes how everything is done there, with thoughtful beautiful design execution. I wish I could have brought this whole tea lounge home with me.
Coit Tower - I have always avoided this place (even though one of my besties was proposed to there), as the touristy element is such a turn off..... BUT... I have to say the views are unlike any other in the city and make any drama getting there all worth it.
Sutro Bath Ruins - Who knew this was here? The ruins of a late 19th century swimming pool complex, you can wander all the way down into the baths or just enjoy the view. The Cliff House is right there if you get hungry or want to have a drink and watch the sunset.
MARCH - Exquisiteness. Elegance. Everything in this store is #nextlevel.
Photos and illo by me