Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Favourites- 20 hours in San Francisco

I'm back!! Well at least for a recap of Part 1 of our trip. My kids have one last week at home next week so we're soaking up the summer sweetness for just a few more days and blogging will take a backseat most likely!

We started off our anniversary trip  with less than 24 hours in San Francisco. Since we flew into that airport, at the very last minute we switched up some stuff to spend a little time there before heading to Wine Country. It did not disappoint!

After a 5.5 hour flight during which I slept like a baby (with no babies), we arrived. We stayed at Hotel Zeppelin, a beautiful boutique hotel and they upgraded us to a penthouse suite as treat-- people here love anniversaries! The art deco look, funky artwork and sleek furniture were right up our alley.

It was after five o'clock ( or eight o'clock est) so we were starving and we headed out to get some grub. We landed at E & O Kitchen and did a few tastings and split a salad. It was an eclectic little chinese fusion place with some really different offerings-- like some absolutely delicious squash dumplings in a curry sauce, tuna tartare,  and this asian shrimp salad that I'm still thinking about.

We spent the rest of the evening ambling around Chinatown (the largest Chinatown outside Asia, btw) and Union Square where this random lady hit me across the middle with her duffel bag saying it was all my fault-- so weird!  After a quick drink at the hotel bar, we called it a night.

 The next morning, we got up bright eyed and bushy tailed, spoke to our girls and headed out to check out the city. It was a brisk walk as it was a little chilly.So much to see and such a weird and wonderful mixture of old world, modern and mediterranean architecture.

Lombard Street was a must see stop-- a famously crooked and fancy street with a 5 mph speeding limit. We did the pedestrian walkway on the side. The picture doesn't do it justice, it was so beautiful!!!!

We had a late breakfast at this tiny brazilian cafe for some savory pastry and caffeine. It was almost lunch time so we added a cassava cake to the mix as a special treat. #vacayeats

 Fishermans' Wharf was our next stop-- so beautiful, even on a foggy day. I really wish we had more time to spend there!  You can see the Golden Gate Bridge if you really look in the distance!
And of course, Ghiradelli Square.

On the Bay Bridge heading out.

Next stop, Napa!

Happy Friday, friends!

Linking up with 
AndreaErika and Narci for Favourites on Friday
  and Amanda for Friday Favourites


  1. Friend you are just so beautiful!! Your skin is amazing and I love all these pictures with your love. You both look so relaxed and in love. So fun to get away every now and then.

  2. Wow, your trip looks amazing so far! And you look fabulous too in all of these pics! I'm sure wine country must have been amazing as well! Enjoy your weekend and the last week home with the girls :) Beautifully Candid

  3. You and I have similar travel likes, I can tell. That woman must have known you were from Canada so you would likely apologize to her even though you weren't at fault!!
    Enjoy the last week before school starts!

  4. So many fun things to see...we did San Fran ages ago and I didn't see half these things. Now I want to do the trip again! Have a great weekend!

  5. What a fun time. I love all of the pictures.

  6. Sounds like a great 24 hours spent in SF! You got to see so much! Love all the pictures!

  7. What a lovely anniversary trip and you look gorgeous! San Francisco is hard not to love and I think it's perfect for a couples/anniversary trip. The food at E & O Kitchen looks delicious! Can't wait to read about your Napa adventures since I've only been to Sonoma.

  8. AMAZING! You guys know exactly how to celebrate. Can't wait to hear about all the fun you had in Napa. For such a quick trip you guys were able to do A LOT too.

  9. Such a fabulous trip! San Fran and Napa are high up on our list of U.S. cities to go to next. Happy Anniversary <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. It looks like such a great trip! Can't wait to read about the next portion! And flying without the kids is such a treat 😊


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