San Francisco



We had a lovely week in San Francisco, it is such a great city that has some similarities to Seattle (near where I grew up) that I really enjoy. We were there because my husband had a work conference which they also invited the spouses to attend. A little over a month ago my husband switched jobs and careers (right when we had the baby) and the exciting news is that we will be moving (probably twice) in the upcoming months to California -- they haven't let us know where yet, but I will keep you posted ... we are thrilled.



This time we hit some fantastic spots thanks to your great suggestions + other friend's reminders, thank you!

Here are a few of my favorites from this trip:

Tartine Bakery : I've long admired their self-titled book Tartine and was pretty excited to finally make it here, twice. It is where I picked up that yummy croissant above among other goodies.
Bi-Rite Market + Creamery : The market is a foodie's paradise, and the ice cream at the creamery is incredible, I tried the delicious salted caramel.
Pizzeria Delfina : Yummy pizza.
Out the Door : Thanks to Jordan I have found a new love for Vietnamese food -- this place rocks. I also picked up some take-out (for a night in, when the baby was fussy) at their other locations.
The Ferry Building : I don't know if a trip to San Francisco would quite be complete with out a trip or several trips to the remarkable Ferry Building -- I love this place.
Paxton's Gate: One of the most unique and interesting stores full of nature items.
Paxton's Gate Curiosities for Kids : Awesome Kid's Store.
826 Valencia: Pirate & Publishing store
Little Otsu : lots of creative and paper goodies
The Curiosity Shoppe: well curated selection of design, art & craft objects and more.

Below I compiled a google map of places I enjoy and spots I hope to hit in the future, you can check it out here. Of course I would love to hear more of your tips to add to the list -- what is missing?


View San Francisco by Black Eiffel in a larger map



Big cameras + newborns don't mix too well, so all of these shots are taken with my iphone:

(Top image taken outside of Bi-Rite Market -- this one I took a few days before that | Croissant from Tartine | Market Street | French Toast from Mamas | Us in front of the Golden Gate Bridge | A view from the Golden Gate Bridge | Treats at La Boulange | New Toms I picked up | Cool colorful striped pasta I spotted at the Ferry Building )

26 comments:

Joanna said...

Welcome to California! You're going to love it here. Looks like you had a wonderful time in San Francisco. I heart Tartine and the Ferry Building, as well as the entire neighborhood of North Beach. SF is my favorite city in this state by far, though my current location (Santa Monica) isn't bad at all. :-)

Good luck with the move! And congratulations.

Jessica said...

OMG! Sooo beautiful shoes, is it Toms?

Noodles and Waffles said...

Love your new Toms!

lyndsey | paper girl said...

how exciting! congrats on the upcoming move, can't wait to hear where you end up. and way cute toms :)

Lavender and Lilies said...

Love your Toms and SF. It's such a gorgeous place.

renee said...

I love Delfina!! Looks like a beautiful trip!

_renee

Cynthia V Rangel said...

Love San Francisco! Great pics =)

nichole said...

Very cool news! So exciting.

Love your photos, and looking forward to more when you make the move.

simplesong | suann said...

looks like you had a great trip + congrats on the pending move - exciting!!

simplesong | suann said...

looks like you had a great trip + congrats on the pending move - exciting!!

molly ruth said...

so exciting to hear you are moving to ca.! sending good thoughts your way for a smooth move.

Ann-Michelle said...

Thank you! I'm going there for 6 days in a few months, and I'll be able to visit all of your recommendations!

Allison Blass said...

I love San Francisco, but I haven't been back in ages. Good luck on your move! Are you going to San Francisco?

EMILY said...

Oh my- I love that you put all of your visits into that handy google map! I've been here almost half a year now, and some of the spots during your visit are still high on my to-do list. Bi-Rite being #1.
Happy to hear your enjoyed our city! x

Jennifer said...

Isn't SF such a fabulous city?!? I spent some time there visiting my sister last month, my third time doing so, but definitely not my last! It was my first experience of a La Boulange; I'm so sad that they don't have any NY locations :(

Hilary said...

So nice to meet you! I wish we would have met before the final breakfast on the departure day, I would have loved hitting all those great places w you. I am a sucker for macarons. Maybe next year. :)

Anonymous said...

you've probably been to more places in s.f. than i have and i've been living in the bay area for 12 years. thanks for posting the google map. i love your blog and can't wait to see how cali will influence it.

Sobrina Tung said...

OMG, you went to so many of my favorite places -- it was like I gave you that list myself! Here's to many more great weekends in California :)

Nube said...

Mmmmmmmmm, les pâtisseries, les croissants...
"Yummy" post ;))
N. from www. lait-fraise.blogspot.com

Joanna Goddard said...

you guys look so adorable!!!! and how exciting about the move/s. can't wait to hear more. xo

rikshaw design said...

thats so exciting you will move to CA..I adore it here and it looks like you hit all the good spots! LOVE your toms..just posted about them yesterday and they look good on..glad to see that!

Nicole said...

San Fran is absolutely one of my favorite cities, so glad you guys had a good time! I used to live in Oakland and worked in SF for two years. As a music lover you must have ventured over to Ameoba - they have an incredible selection of vinyl. A few other spots to add to the list would be... Brickhouse Cafe, Shoe Biz on Haight, Villans on Haight, Paxti's, and Chez Maman (a fantastic little french bistro)

SMB said...

I just visited last weekend and we hit several of the same spots!

I just loved the city- I definitely would have appreciated your googlemap last week though!

xoxox,
SMB

Kathleen said...

I moved to SF after college and never left! Love so many things about the area.

On your next visit I'd recommend a walk along Crissy Field in the Presidio with killer views of the bay and the Golden Gate bridge. Finish off with a visit to the The Warming Hut Café and visitor center. Awesome hot chocolate. Also Nest on Fillmore and Flora Grubb.

Congrats on the upcoming move!

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

what a super fun post! thanks for sharing your trip! those toms are now on my christmas wish list!!!
j.

j said...

how interesting, i'm going to get those same exact toms! great taste! ;)

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