27 March 2012
San Francisco, Part One
My first two days in the Bay area were comprised of a lot of eating (I basically ate my way through the place) and a lot of walking; two good things that happen to balance each other out. Following, a few highlights taken in Oakland (where Emily and her husband, Alex, reside on the cutest tree-lined street filled with little bungalows) and in the city of San Francisco itself (mostly the Mission District, the Ferry Building/Pier and later, the Golden Gate Bridge).
Our first day in the actual city (second full day in Cali), we began our explorations in The Mission District. I think I drank something like four cups of coffee over the course of three hours, starting with two from the infamous Tartine Bakery. Definitely lived up to all of the hype: my croissant tasted better than any croissant I ever had in Paris. And you know I wouldn't make that statement without fully standing behind it.
Four Barrel Coffee on Valencia Street.
Sur La Table (where I bought emerald glass tumblers and a rainbow wooden spoon!), the Heath Ceramics booth and lunch at Cowgirl Creamery. Yum! We stuffed ourselves whilst sitting outside near the water watching the boats and drinking up the warm sunshine. Emily spotted somebody semi-famous, but I can't remember who for the life of me.
(*Any images of me were taken by Emily. Emily is awesome).