Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Colorful weekend

I had the most amazing Memorial Day weekend! I hope you did too!

The bird & I spent the weekend in San Francisco. Originally it was only supposed to be one night in the city. But on Sunday, we decided to stretch it out and stay another night. We had a blast. Living only about 45 minutes from San Francisco, both of us have been there a lot. But this weekend, we redid all the touristy things and spent some good QT together.
If you are interested in the area... or just where our festivities took place, I will spare no details. :) But seriously, if you are ever in the SF area and want to know some must see & must eat places, let me know. I can offer a few suggestions.

We stayed & shopped around Union Square. We also made our way to the Marina area, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square & the ballpark area. Unfortunately, the Giants were out of town this weekend. {I am a HUGE fan!} So we didn't get to see a game. But we did have a fantastic brunch on Sunday at a place just up the street from AT&T Park, called Ironside.
 This place was fabulous. They had:
a bloody mary bar, for make-your-own bloody marys
vanilla bean steel cut oats
freshly made biscuits with agave butter & honey
deliciously crispy breakfast potatoes
and so much more.

Here are just a few more pictures I took along the way:
 Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 39

There were so many fun colors and places to take photos of. We had an absolute blast!

Cheers to a short week... It's already Wednesday!

And thank you for all the sweet comments yesterday! We were glad to go through it and happy it's over. I really appreciate all your kind and encouraging words.


Jenna Lee said...

looks like you had a blast!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great trip! Good thing you stayed an extra day.

Mrs. C said...

Ok I Love San Fran! One of my favorite cities! I know that candy shop on the pier a little too well ;)
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Sarah said...

I know where all of these sweet spots are and I LOVE all of them too. Such a fun way to spend the weekend. It's always fun doing those kinds of trips with family. Glad to see you had a nice time.

- Sarah

Sam W. said...

fun! i've never been to san fran before...but it's on my list :)

Cait @ Beyond Bananas said...

AH! I am going to San Fran in 2 weeks.. for the first time!! Would love som esuggestions.. will def need to go to Ironside! Vanilla bean steal cuts? That is my kind of food!

We are staying in Union Square too.. and will get to a giants game!

I am from the east coast.. so it is ALLnew for me!

birdie to be said...

Fantastic!!! Yes, it was my first time at Ironside. Seriously amazing spread! I also recommend The Grove. There are a couple locations. But they have great eats! Very healthy and tasty. There is one in the Marina area. That area is a must see too. Lots of boutique shopping, restaurants & unique bars. And in my opinion Union Square is the best place to stay. Its very central and lots of fun shops all around.

Alexa said...

God how I miss San Francisco. Never ate at Ironside when I lived there...have to check it out next time. Loved Delfina and the Slanted Door. And this tiny little curbside restaurant in the Richmond: Pizzetta 21, the best thin crust!

Liesl said...

Don't you just love San Fran and Pier 39 and all! Looks like you had a really FUN time and you made me want to go back! Before my fiancé had proposed we spent the most amazing 4 days in the area for our anniversary and we just love it there! Lovely blog...I have a soft spot for weddings too! :)

Liesl :)

Anonymous said...

Im so gald you commented on my blog so I could find yours!
I adore SF. I cant wait to go in a week or two after finals are over. The people, the city, the food, the bar scene - superb!

Patricia said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! enjoy the weather!

Bel said...

those pictures are so lively! They almost speak for themselves! :)

<3 Belly B

Vintage is for Lovers said...

San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit. But I am also always drawn a little east to the Napa Valley. You are so lucky to live within driving distance. We live in Southern California. But close enough! Welcome home! xo Samantha

JB / Sunshine With Everything said...

I love all these photos of San Francisco. I visited a few years ago and really loved it. I'm hoping to go back sometime soon so I will have to get some tips from you if I do. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier xx

The Bird said...

I had a great time with you gorgeous! I can't wait until our next adventure! Love you. said...

Looks like so much fun! I would love to go on a roadtrip up the coast to SF, especially after seeing these pictures! All that taffy is enough to get me in the car!
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jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

SF is just the BEST, isn't it? although i've lived just a drive away from SF for most of my live, i still love exploring all of its diverse neighborhoods - such a great way to spend a day or weekend!

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

I love San Francisco! My hubby and I honeymooned there last year and fell in love with the city--we can't wait to go back :)