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A Week In Pictures

The past week has been pretty amazing. I got to spend two nights with my parents, we made them dinner at the apartment one night and went out to a restaurant on Washington Square Park the next. My childhood friend Sophie got married in a perfect Bay Area ceremony last Saturday, wearing a gorgeous dress with a beautiful retro veil. I got to spend six whole days with my long distance boyfriend, a rarity outside of vacations and trips. And I got to attend the Raise The Macallan Scotch tasting event down on Van Ness.

Oh, and I ate. A lot!

Enjoy the pictures.

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P.S. I made a killer kale salad and some delicious sweet potatoes, and I’ll share the recipes soon. (Obviously chicken & tri tip plates are Sean’s!)

Have a great Saturday and enjoy spending time with your families this weekend!

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Oh San Francisco

This past weekend was both relaxing and luxurious, beginning perfectly with a little light shopping Friday afternoon before the boyfriend came back into San Francisco. 🙂

Saturday morning started with our favorite new ritual – a long walk to the Ferry Building for the Farmer’s Market to pick up fruits and veggies, and to eat our body weight in organic, local foods before slowly walking back to North Beach.

Including some tasty treats from my new obsession at the Farmers Market,  Black Jet Baking Company. Their vegan cranberry sticky buns are absolutely divine!

Oh, and picking up  new additions to our household. 🙂 Meet Tofu the pig!

Then we – ohmygosh I can hardly write the words – FINISHED DECORATING THE LIVING ROOM. Furniture assembled? Check. Art on the walls? Check. Furniture rearranged and carpet moved? Check. And you want to know what? It looks even better than I’d hoped.

The rest of Saturday included some writing, a quick trip to our corner pub for a glass of red wine, the grocery store and snacking while we fought over the remote.

Sunday was another gorgeous day and included another long walk, time time to the Marina to pick up a print that we ordered for the bedroom, a yummy brunch at Cafe Des Amis where I discovered my adorable friend Jael works, an impromptu stroll through Pier 39 to smell the AMAZING smells (candy, fudge, ice cream, waffle cones, chocolate, donuts…) and to see the Sea Lions that I can hear from my apartment in the mornings. Finally, what better way to end the weekend than cuddling on the couch watching the World’s Strongest Man competition?

Nope, no Superbowl for us. 🙂

How was your weekend? Did you watch the game?

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Goodbye Leavenworth

 

I’d like to take a moment to lament & say au dieu to my beautiful Russian Hill apartment.

 

I adored that apartment’s period details, high ceilings and amazing light, as well as the building’s gorgeous facade.
 
But the time had come for me to say goodbye to the leg burning hills and find a new apartment. Somewhere flat. :)The cats were not quite as excited as me to move to North Beach though… The new building has none of the classic San Francisco characteristics that I’ve always looked for, it’s a squat, modern building with carpets and mirrored closets. So why did I make this move? The building is walking distance to work, is located in a great neighborhood and has a pool, gym and sliding glass doors in the living room that lead out to a courtyard.

But my favorite part? There’s space for all my very important goodies.

A giant walk in closet

With room for purses, shoes and my dresser in additional to all of my clothes

There’s room for the cats to play…
 
 
And there’s even enough closet space for my new roommate…
 
 
And what did I do to celebrate this move?
 
 
 
Bottomless mimosa brunch with one of my favorite people, of course.
 
Look out North Beach, here I come!
 
 
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