San Francisco

San Francisco
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Gorgeous Day in SF

Did I tell you that this is the first time in ten years that my sister and I have lived in the same city?
It's gosh darn fantastic.
I've seen her every week and it's so lovely to see her pretty face all the time now.

I went to see her in SF on Saturday.
Most gorgeous day ever.

We strolled and chatted our way along Embarcadero...
and ended up...

This is Disneyland to me, people.
I have been waiting to visit the Ferry Market Building farmers' market since
I learned about food, SF, and happiness.

It was everything I imagined and more.
Bright, plump, juicy produce,
Lovely scents of food all around...
Heaven. Pure heaven.

Yes, that sounds good to me.
We went to Gott's for some lunch.

Just stare.
It's okay, go ahead... stare for a few minutes.
My cheeseburger was delicious and all, but...
Those sweet potato fries.

I can't speak.
Let's move on.
(They were really good. Really really good.)

Approval received.

Also, by some chance or funny coincidence or sisterly psychic cosmic connection,
we showed up wearing the same exact outfit (no planning at all),
Riding boots, white shirts, leggings, and navy blazers.
I was giddy with excitement,
but my sister practically ran the other way.
I think it's not as cool to match your little sister as it is to match your big sister?
Or something?


Here I am with my very first Blue Bottle coffee...
[New Orleans style ice coffee]
OK wait pause, let's talk about this.
I'm no coffee expert.
I love Starbucks.
But... Blue Bottle is on a level of its own.
Aromatic, pungent, whatever you want to call it...
It's insane.

After that goodness,
we walked to Union Square.
I have always been and am even more so 
in love with San Francisco.
Where else can you find a Gangnam Style flash mob?

We shopped for the whole afternoon,
and I nearly missed my train...
the same train car which the new residents of my old dorm were in.
Blast into the past - very cool.

Before I leave you,
look at what I got...

Some goodies from Miette Patisserie,
another place on my must visit list.

Just look at the packaging.
I'm done.
It's over.

We got:
an assortment of macarons & a gingerbread cupcake 
(which apparently is one of America's Top 10 Best Desserts). 
To me, the cupcake connoisseur, it was a big moment. 
Moist, subtle, with an amazing frosting... I definitely recommend.
Macarons are my new favorite sweet treats.
Loved the vanilla and pistachio!

Thanks for coming along with me on the ride.
I know it was a long one.
And thank you, sweet sister, for the most perfect day!


  1. This day sounds perfect in every way! And that lunch.....I'm salivating!

  2. What a great day! I love hanging out with my little sis, and we love to wander around the city and find new favourite spots!

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  3. YUM! SF is one of my favorite cities to visit and I never go without a visit to the farmer's market in the ferry building. My fave thing to eat there is the porcheta sandwich at one of the food trucks outside. So, so good!

  4. I'm so glad you get to live near your sister again! It's always nice to be close to family.

    And you are super lucky to have weather like that right now! It's pouring down rain in Seattle. Feel free to send some sunshine over. :)

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  5. sounds amazing. I wish my sister and I lived in the same city. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my magazine feature. Eek! So exciting. xo

  6. Aww what a lovely day! And that sounds great that you live close to your sister now, you now get to have many more of these fun outings! =)

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

  7. sighhhhhh this were all my old haunts!! ferry building, gott's, blue bottle coffee and miette's *le sigh* you are making me miss home so much!

    btw i can't remember which days.. but i think tues or thurs they have food stalls that open in front of ferry building from lots of local restaurants in the bay area.. they sell lunch items.. it's awesome.. you got food truck prices but restaurant quality food :)!

  8. oh you should check on the ferry building website what days they have the food fairs :) is what i meant to say haha!

    oh and the scalloped shorts on still being sold on old navy! just look up "scalloped" they are on sale i think now too! and there is a coupon code listed on the website ON top of the sale price!! GO GO GO!

  9. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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  10. I'm so glad you and you sister are close; and live close to each other! How cool. And that flash mob is hilarious!!

    p.s. Sorry about your cupcake :( that's the worst.

  11. Such a sweet post - it's always amazing to spend time in a new place with someone you love! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos; I've been itching to go back to SF as an adult and see everything the city has to offer and I will be sure to keep Miette and Gotts on my must-see list!


  12. Oh it's so cool to match your sister (big or little) :-)

    I'm so glad you two are in the same city now!!

  13. Does look like a beautiful day! Looks so clear and bright. Love your pictures.

  14. Ha, what is this gangnam style thing I keep hearing about? Too funny! I absolutely LOVE San Francisco! Adore these pictures ;)
    xo TJ

  15. A flash mob? How fun!

    xo Jennifer

  16. Absolutely amazing photos! I can't wait to get back to California!

    The Purse Snatcher 

  17. You had a great day, I see. I love SF - there is something magical about that city. It's great that you can see your sister so often! ;)

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  18. These photos are absolutely amazing, I bet you guys had an amazing time in the city!

  19. great photos! seems like you guys had tons of fun and yes, there is nothing like sisterly time, (that's why i love having 3 sisters!)

  20. these pictures are making me homesick! I'm jealous you and your sis live in the same city... my sis and I hadn't lived in the same place for so many years and did for the last year and then I moved... :(. I def. miss S.F. and the fam! Enjoy it :)


  21. lol! in all the times i've been out there i've NEVER seen a flash mob. and omg Miette! i'm craving their macrons right now.


  22. how nice your sister is so close. my dad worked in berekely my first few years of college and it was so nice to have him near by during the week so come fix something in my apt or take me to dinner :)

  23. Those cakes looks delicious. :P

  24. Oh my, these pics are great! All the food is making me hungrryyyy :)

    Check out my latest blog post where I visited an apple orchard and had some delicious comfort food. I think you'll enjoy!



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