Thursday, March 13, 2014

Twenty-Five In San Francisco


What ever happened to predictability? ;)

For my 25th birthday, Jared and I took a mini vacay and headed up north to do a little exploring in San Francisco. The only thing we planned ahead for was the Alcatraz tour (completely and utterly worth it) and, of course, where we'd be eating (duh). A couple of weeks before we left, I mentioned that, rather than plan every single detail, I wanted things to happen more organically during our trip; well, that statement quickly bit me in the ass as Jared repeated it multiple times just to piss me off (brat). Anyway, like I said, our itinerary was pretty, well, non-existent, but I have to say that we really made the most of our time there (so much so that we ended up in bed pretty early each night because we literally explored from 10 to 10). We roamed through Chinatown, shopped at Union Square, had clam chowder bread bowls at Fisherman’s Wharf, a bougie brunch in the Fillmore District, a puppy play date in Little Italy, and even grabbed some delicious banh mis from the Tenderloin  (Saigon Sandwich; best I’ve ever had). So, to SF and all of its delicious eats and quirkiness (scenery and citizens alike): thank you, we love you, and we'll be back soon.




Lobby of our Japanese pop culture inspired hotel, Hotel Tomo.
 
His and her sausages from Rosamunde Sausage Grill.
Puppy we met in the park near Little Italy.
My birthday brunch with this handsome fella at Sweet Maple.
FYI, I got a little shit faced off of that one mimosa right there. But at least my chipotle eggs benny was on point.
Some of the jail cells on Alcatraz Island. So eerie, but so full of history.

It wouldn't be a J & G trip without a visit to the Aquarium of the Bay.
Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown
Lombard Street, what a silly street.
Quickly felt at home when I spotted this lonely palm tree.
I wonder if this is the trolley that DJ Tanner rode in the opening sequence of Full House?

29 comments:

  1. lombard st really is the silliest. and i like jared's brunch face

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    1. It's so silly. Especially walking up it. Yikes.

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  2. great post! :)
    you've got a lovely blog!
    would you love to follow each other? we could follow via GFC or via email and also on another socials like twitter instagram or lookbook

    just let me know on my blog :)

    xoxo
    Cecilia

    smiles' avenue

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, that sounds great. Just started following you via blogger. Thanks again, gf!

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  3. Hey beauty nice pictures, I love ur blog :)You really have a good taste and style.
    Regards from Bosnia ♥
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  4. Happy Birthday!!

    xoxo,

    Amanda
    @OKCGlam
    http://www.okcglam.blogspot.com

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  5. Happy birthday!! - I love your header. It is so cool!! :))

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    -Milla

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    1. Thanks a lot! A great friend made it for me. :)

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  6. Hey beauty nice pictures, I love ur blog :) You really have a good taste and style. :) Would you like to follow each other?
    Regards from Bosnia ♥
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    1. Yes, let's follow one another. I just started following you. Thank you again!

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  7. Beautiful pictures. I hope some day I'll go there :))
    Have a nice day.

    Would you like to follow each other? I followed :)
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    1. Yes, you definitely should! It's so worth it.

      I am following you now, too. I don't see that you're following? Hope you'll try again! ;)

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  9. how fun! i have family and friends in san francisco, but i'm sad to say i've never been! all the food looks so yummy, and i love that adorable dog :)
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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    1. You've gotta make the trip one day. It's so worth it. The best part is that it's a walking/commuter city, so you don't even need a car. Okay, just kidding, the food is the best part. :P

      Let's follow one another?

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  10. stunning pictures! so wonderful

    x Maria
    New outfit post up on my blog
    featuring my new lace blouse

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  11. Looks like a lovely weekend. Great blog!

    Scarlett

    www.glimpsenglimmer.blogspot.com

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  12. You went to see the Alcatraz :O I've seen so many movies and I want to visit it badly, although I'm a bit scared haha!
    xx Tina

    Style Sinners

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    1. It is a little eerie, but I highly recommend going during the daytime (hehe). The audio tour is amazing and so fascinating.

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  13. Wonderful city!

    I am following you now on gfc, would you like to follow me back so we can stay in touch?

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    See you;)
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  15. Great blog! maybe want to follow each other? If yes, just follow me and i follow you back :)
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