Thursday, August 30, 2012
I walked around North Beach bright and early and came across the Poets Corner marker and this "did you get the message?" stencil piece before being persuaded to cave and finally pick up focaccia at Liguria Bakery. I ordered rosemary garlic and it was amazing. They're really liberal with the olive oil and it makes it addictive and now I know (first hand) why they sell out and close up so fast every day.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Super Duper for a super burger and cheese topped garlic fries to complete our glutenous Saturday afternoon.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Arizmendi for lunch on the go and was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of color at the market.
Zazie. Sunday brunch with good company is hard to beat. After brunch I came across these sweet pianos stacked on the stoop and just beyond an older gentleman was camped out in the back of his garage with all of his antique treasures for sale. I didn't buy anything but I'll remember these little pianos.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Southern Sandwich Co. from the always friendly brothers and that's about all I had from the food festival but it was more than enough. After filling up on BBQ and sweet tea I took the opportunity to meander around the Mission and do a little exploring while the streets were buzzing with people.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Makeshift society hosted a party tonight at the Bold Italic magazine headquarters and local SF people shared a few skills. Donna Suh, the lovely owner of Pot + Pantry taught us how to saber a champagne bottle. Now I have a fancy party trick up my sleeve. I met a few talented SF artists and some for a second time which was perfect and got to see the reclaimed SF wall.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
I headed up to Sacramento to my friends Emily and Adam. They live in Portland, OR and drove down for Emily's art show in SAC. When I arrived the sun was high and it was HOT! I met them at the river where it was 94* in the shade, but it felt perfect as we waded in the cool water. Later we went to the art opening at Bows and Arrows where we drank wine and ate popsicles (avocado with kefir lime!) while lounging under the stars. We ended up at Bombay Bar & Grill for a late but amazing dinner.
We all slept in until the summer heat woke us up. Adam brought along some Stumptown coffee from Portland (oh Portland) and his handy AeroPress. We were groggy but eager to see the press so Adam gave us a little tutorial on the press. I love lazy mornings, sunshine, and new places.
After coffee and leftover Indian food we planned adventures for the day and Emily and Adam mapped out their travels after Sac. We ended up spending the day in Sacramento on a goodwill shopping tour with some amazing finds and some of the best Mexican food at Taqueria Jalisco. If you're near Sac I highly recommend TJ as the food is unbelievably good and the owner has a heart of gold and he invited us to his house for margaritas the next time we're in town. Emily Katz is a dear friend and one of the most inspiring people I know. You can check out her blog Magic Dream Life with links to her amazing art and all of the magic she makes.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
I love the stacked tea cups at this uber fancy antique store on Fillmore. This is my favorite window display.
I stopped in at Good Luck Dim SUm on Clement for a quick snack. I wanted to add "be kind to" to the far left column to write out "be kind to"EACH OTHER OTHER. Embroidery floss for embroidery and summer crafts. Grabbed provisions at the SF Brewcraft to finish off my blackberry wine. They are friendly folk with heaps of information.
Monday, August 6, 2012
When I moved back to Portland (the second time) I bought a little solar powered rainbow maker with a Swarovski crystal that spins when the sun shines. I used the suction cup to adhere it to my kitchen window in Portland and it just wouldn't turn so after a few days I moved it to another window and still it didn't go around, but instead it just sputtered a bit. This was fall in the NW and I wasn't sure if it wasn't getting enough sun or if it didn't really work. I'll admit that this was one of the first signs that I needed to return to CA. If there wasn't enough sun to light up my little solar powered rainbow maker than maybe I needed to move back to SF where rainbows are everywhere and so is the sun... when it's not foggy. I'm happy to report that my little rainbow maker spins at full speed almost every afternoon and it makes me smile everytime. When the door is closed rainbows sneak out through the crack at the bottom of the door and spill across the hallway. I love sunshine!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I woke up early and made chai for our long drive up to a quiet spot on the Russian River. It's Mikayla's birthday and she wanted us to spend the day in the sun, cooling off in the river and then a big dinner at sunset. A few of us headed in to Guernville for dinner fixings and were greeted by a few hundred bears (friendly, hairy gay men with pot bellies and the men who love them). I always end up in Guernville for bear weekend and I love it. Anyway, we loaded up on meat and veggies for the grill and I made a cantaloupe salad with fresh mint, lime juice and fresh grated ginger. The window on the right was my view from the kitchen sink (*swoon) and the stacked rocks on the left kept my water and cap full of blackberries cool in the shade.