Better late than never – a little re-cap of our trip to San Francisco! I know there are way too many pictures for this one post but I have issues narrowing down – especially after a trip when we saw so many things and went so many places. Humor me?
We got in Friday morning and headed to the Pacific Heights area. Lunch at Blue Barn was followed by gelato and a loooong sit on a bench. We realized that we liked sitting and staring, a nice way to take in the cuteness of Chestnut Street. Then we got up and decided to hike tons of hills on foot and hit up the stores on Sacramento Street… Our favorite was Hudson Grace – a store we sought out after seeing a photo Caitlin shared on Instagram (read her post about the store here!). The shop recently opened it’s doors and is the co-venture of talented friends Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton. What we found were gorgeous and unique home goods and décor items that are warm + crisp and clean. We took home three of their baby bell jars, a “SNIFF” R. Nichols candle (one of Oprah’s favorite things this year!), and a few other treats – just sad that their selection of coffee table books couldn’t fit in our carry-ons. We were promised that an online shop was in the works!
Saturday we made another trip to Pacific Heights for brunch with sweet Julia at The Grove… We seriously could have sat and talked to her all day. She strolled with us through her Marina neighborhood and then Sally and I walked west to get a perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge. When in Rome, right? We got lucky – the weather was perfect and there were so many locals at the beach enjoying the sunshine… Both of us determined that yes, we would definitely move to San Francisco if given the opportunity. Another trip back to The Grove for fresh smoothies and outside sitting/people watching, then we went up to Union Street to visit some boutiques. We made friends at Chloe Rose and took mental notes to look up some of the lines they carried (hello, Annie Griffin!)… More hill climbing to hit up the famous tourist spot – the curvy Lombard Street. At least we managed to get a get picture with the hydrangea blooms! Ahh, and then Victoria’s wedding which was gorgeous and so special. Check out her peek of the reception here…
Our last day was sunny and perfect so after a serious pancake breakfast at Sears, we went to the Ferry Building to stroll and take home more treasures – paperwhite bulbs from The Gardener which we will be forcing just in time for the holiday season! New Orleans style iced coffees from Blue Bottle Coffee took a seat with us outside was we did our daily dog people watching. Neither of us wanted to leave but home was calling and both agreed that it was the best, and most relaxing, sister-only trip we have ever had! Any city full of Frenchies is a city we will gladly visit anytime.
Images taken by MBM for A PIECE of TOAST
(Things we wore: gifted Maya Brenner APOT mini letter necklace // Tory Burch Fox Slippers (similar) // Madewell Horseplay Shirt // J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt // Sydney Evans “love” ring // J.Crew Stripe Peplum Shirt // Bloch Ballerina Flats)