Outfit 1: Black Dress: Rachel Parcell | Lace up Heels: Free People by Jeffery Campbell | Jean Jacket: Jcrew | Sunnies: Karen Walker (had for years and still obsessed)
Outfit 2: White Sweater: Vince (major sale) | White skirt: Jcrew | Black Espadrilles: Nordstrom | Sunnies: Madewell
Outfit 3: White Courier Shirt: Madewell | Black Jeans: Rag and Bone | Black Espadrilles: Nordstrom | Tan belt: Madewell (on sale!) | Sunnies: Rayban
Hello lovelies! This past weekend a few friends and I explored San Francisco. It was the best of times. I sure do love that city.
We flew in Friday afternoon. After checking in to our hotel (near Union Square, highly recommend), we took a trolley from Union Square to Fishermans Wharf, we explored the darling area for a bit and ended up eating dinner right on the pier, just in time for the most gorgeous sunset. We explored the area a little more, encountering odd couples, delicious smells, quant shops, and chilly weather, before ending up at Ghirardelli square for a BOMB brownie sundae! Perfect end to the perfect day. We then took a really cold trolley ride back to Union Square. The Trolley driver was very interesting, to say the least. Ha he told me, 1. I look way older than my age (uh compliment?) 2. My Vegas name would be Ashley (what does that even mean?! ha) 3. Boys like curves (what are you trying to say??). 4.He is good friends with Megan Trainor & 50 Cent? (k, no) 5. Thanks to cable cars, he is very strong, and as a result gets about 700 girls a year… (k, BYE). HA needless to say it was an entertaining ride.
Saturday we walked to the Ferry Building for the San Fran Farmers market (a MUST do). It was so fun. It reminded me of my study abroad in London, bc we would go to markets every weekend. The vibes were ultra chill, food was off the Chang, and the flowers were pretty cute too. Afterwards we had brunch on the pier and headed to Union square to shop. Highlights: Nordstrom shoe section (you can design your own shoes), Bloomingdales, Ted Baker & a VERY good salesman — got me real good. Dinner was at Tacolicious, a must.
Sunday was Golden Gate Bridge, a gorgeous walk on the beach, perfect weather, Painted Ladies, brunch, exploring the cutest neighborhoods, laughing until we cried, an amazing Italian dinner, and Bi-rite Ice-cream for dessert. Again, food was a very high priority and laughter was a regular occurrence. Tbh we mostly ate, laughed, ate, and then ate again… The food is so good!
- Fishermans Wharf– Boudin Sourdough Bakery and Cafe, Crab House, & Fog Harbor Fish House are all amazing! Get clam chowder and sourdough bread. I also had a salmon sandwich & it was bomb.
- Tacolicious: The chips and guacamole were to die for and the tacos were incredible. Highly recommend.
- Brunch at Sweet Maple. Seriously so good. The eggs Benedict were honestly the best i’ve ever had.
- Pizzeria Delfina: I had the Goat Cheese cucumber ravioli. It was UNREAL. Very light but definitely filling. My friends both had the spaghetti. The pizza looked incredible too. The portion sizes were perfect and prices were very reasonable.
- Dandelion Chocolate: I had the chocolate chip cookie. But everything looked and smelled amazing.
- Tartine Bakery: beautiful and delicious pastries. There is a bit of a line, but well worth the wait!
- Bi-rite Creamery: Honestly the best ice-cream I think I’ve ever had. The first day I had salted caramel. Second day I had Snickerdoodle, toasted coconut, and honey lavender. Seriously TO DIE for.
- Bike ride around the bay. We didn’t do it this time, but we usually do, especially if the weather is good, I think it’s a must. It’s also really fun to ride over Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, have lunch, and take a Ferry back.
- Shopping at Union Square
- Fishermans Wharf, especially at sundown. The view is breathtaking.
- Ghirardelli Square, obviously
- Explore Chestnut Street. Super quant, darling shops and restaurants.
- Coit Tower. 360 degree view of the city. Absolutely breathtaking. Plus, the walk up to it is super fun. Charming houses, gorgeous views.
I’m definitely no San Fran expert, but these were a few of my favorite things.
Thanks for stopping by!