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Friday, July 6, 2012

San Francisco in Pictures

Okay so San Francisco was totally awesome.

However, this is the first "vacation" in recent memory where I've gotten home and felt like I needed to immediately start the "don't really try this at home, kids" Master Cleanse diet, acknowledge the fact that my last name is not "Moneybags" and limit myself to Netflix blogging for all future entertainment, and spend some time looking up the symptoms and least expensive remedies for mono on WebMD. Wow what a trip. Thank god it's been a workweek with a random day off in the middle (and for me, half-days every other day heehee) or I may not have survived. And yes, I know I didn't even have to deal with a time zone change - I am just that pathetic. (I think I'm just not used to going 5 days without an afternoon nap. Sorry I'm not sorry I like to take a nap every day.)

We walked, ate, drank, cabbed, ate, trollied, photographed, ate, drank, shopped, ate, biked and ate some more. We ate did A Lot. So, the photos below don't even begin to cover our exploration of "the city," but they show some of the highlights that I happened to capture on camera. 

Some of my closest college pals - ohhh the memories. We traveled from four different cities to meet up in San Francisco. Cheers to the fact that none of these ladies are snorers! Friends 4 Lyfe! :) :) :) 

Chinatown. Classic San Francisco. (And somehow I didn't have a bite of Chinese food the entire trip. Weird and Sad.)

Dolores Park in The Mission District. Love. Just a stroll away from some dang good ice cream and pizza.

The entrance to Tartine (and the end of the line going in to Tartine). I'm a creep, this girl is not my friend.

Another photo from the The Mission. I thought this would turn out to be an interesting shot, so I took it. The giant rainbow flag is pretty awesome.

Clarion Alley. The most amazing collection of street murals I've ever seen. 

At Tyler Florence's Wayfare Tavern, where local cuisine of the early 1900s provides inspiration for the oh-my-god-everything-looks-SO-good menu. And from an interior design perspective - I'm not sure if I've ever been to a restaurant with so much of a stepping-into-another-world (maybe I'm being melodramatic) effect. I think it's the closest I'll ever get to eating on the Titanic.

 The beautiful Wayfare Tavern kitchen where the best halibut of my life came from; served over creamed kale, topped with corn and truffle cream with a side of corn fritters. Seriously, the best halibut of my life.

Some architecture I thought was cool in the Marina. I'd live there.

Annnd more food. My friend and I actually talked about these beer-steamed mussels from Delarosa for days afterward. The whole meal was fantastic, but damn those were some nice mussels... 

Here we are pretending we are Carrie, Charlotte and Samantha having some pastries and lattes at one of our favorite bakeries during the trip, La Boulange. Apparently they were just bought by Starbucks or something and the locals are not happy about it.

And oh, just the Full House houses beyond the park there. NBD. (I may or may not have a dozen hold-out shots on my iPhone of myself with that in the background.)

And the antithesis of our beloved Tanner fam: the iconic Haight-Ashbury intersection. 

Apparently, Oregon has had an influence on me - I loved the vibe of this cafe/hotel/hippie hangout/whatever it is and quickly snapped a picture as my friends told me to hurry the heck up. 

I got really happy when I spotted Bob in the window... 

Another highlight of the trip: Magnolia Pub and Brewery in Haight-Ashbury. I'm the weirdo who wouldn't stop talking about the cloth napkins and oh-so handsome menu. But just look at it! The food and beer were equally impressive.

We are so Portland, ridin' bikes with fanny packs. 

 This is what awaited us on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and apparently it's where the sun hangs out. It also smelled like eucalyptus trees - my fave. Now, onward, to Sausalito!

Posin' in front of the hills of Sausalito. (Don't look at my hair. Stop! Jk. But riding a bike in full fog for two hours definitely had me reconsidering the whole short hair thing. I was a mess.)

And to wrap it up, a "candid" shot (we think we're so cute) that is not really candid at all. I'm holding out the camera, isn't it obvious? I can't lie to you! 

San Francisco did not disappoint. I had some of the best food of my life, saw both interesting and gorgeous parts of the city, and I got to spend 100 hours straight with the close friends I don't see very often (and somehow we all kept our sanity!). I can't wait to go back, but I think I need to take it down a notch for my next trip and go somewhere that involves hanging out by a body of water and sipping piƱa coladas. At least then I'll be more likely to fit a nap into the schedule!

Have you been to any of these places in San Francisco??


  1. SF is so awesome. The lines at Tartine are outrageous, aren't they? There's always so much food to eat there. I can't wait to go back

  2. Wowww.... I have never been to San Francisco... looks great! Seems like u had a lot of fun :) Wanna follow each other on bloglovin? Let me know! ^^

  3. I'm going to SF on Saturday and you've totally amped up my excitement level! I super jealous of your fun:)

  4. It looks like you had a great time!!! I love SF!

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  5. your pictures are lovely! i just returned from SF myself, its such a great weekend getaway spot

  6. lovely photos! love San Francisco1 Happy Sunday

  7. Looks like such a fun trip :)

    Abbey x

  8. you captured one of my favorite cities beautifully!

  9. Looks like you had a fabulous time! Sorry to hear you didn't get much of afternoon naps :) You look happy though on those photos.


  10. Thanks for stoping by my blog - these photos are fabulous! Looks like to gad a great time.

  11. Just finding your blog via Kim and How to Love this World. Great photos of SF and I love all the spots you visited. I'm really missing the city right now. Lovely blog. You have a great eye!



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