Photo Diary | San Francisco9:00:00 AM
Here it is, my San Francisco photo diary. I was seriously overwhelmed by the amount of photos I took this trip. I narrowed it down to a few that would explain it the best. I spent four days in the Bay Area and I loved every second of it. After my flight was delayed it was nice to end up at the Cliff House for an early dinner. The perfect way to start my trip was overlooking the water while chowing down some clam chowder. Mornings were started at Peet's coffee where I either enjoyed an iced mocha or matcha green tea latte. The first "official" day started out in Union Square. Super touristy but totally worth it when there is a Barney's New York. After a quick walk from my hotel (The Opal) I excitedly walked into Barney's hoping to find a Balenciaga bag on sale (kidding). Am I the only one who gets all flustered when I am around designer handbags? Embarrassing I know. After picking out all the future handbags I would like to purchase I found myself trying on a few Balenciaga and Saint Laurent bracelets. I had seen the Balenciaga leather wrap bracelets before but was not convinced. It wasn't until I tried it on that I got it. And I had to have it. That being said I picked up a Balenciaga bracelet and a Helmut Lang Wrap Skirt (separate posts for both). Moving on I made my way to Fisherman's Wharf where I enjoyed a relaxing lunch at "Hard Water". How cool is that name. Hard Water is primary a bar that specializes in whiskey and they happen to serve food there too. The rest of the day finished off with riding the cable car to Lombard street and dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House. If you are a fan of meat, like a nice New York steak then add Ruth's Chris Steak House to your bucket list before you die. I am telling... just do it. Next day started out in Haight Ashbury. I think Haight Ashbury is one of the coolest places you can visit. I loved going in all the shops. There is a mix of forward thinking fashion, skate, vintage, and just plain weird. I also went in a really great bookstore and local market. After strolling down Haight Ashbury I went over to the Japanese Tea Garden to cool off. On the way to the Japanese Tea Garden I went through Presidio and Pacific Heights. Some of the nicest real-estate in California. I have a fetish when it comes to beautiful homes. Later that day, I met a friend who showed me the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the North-west side. We also went to Fort Barry, saw rescued seals, went to Muir Beach, and finished the night off with dinner in Sausalito. The last day ended in lunch near Fisherman's Wharf and more driving through the city. This was not the first time I have been to San Francisco but it was the first time I really saw the city for what it was. Full of life. I could definitely see myself living in San Francisco.