Thursday, April 19, 2012

san francisco

Hello, hello! It's here - the final chapter in the anniversary trip recap story!

On Monday morning, Mr. M and I checked out of our cute little cottage, grabbed coffee and muffins for the road, and pointed our Jetta towards San Francisco. On our way out of the valley, Mr. M insisted that we stop by the Mom-and-Pop store with the tasty beef jerkey- meaning that we both began AND ended our time in wine country with beef jerkey. Ha- how very appropriate for Mr. M.

We crossed the Golden Gate and were back in SF before we knew it. We checked back into our hotel, valeted the car, and set out for some exploring in Union Square. This area is filled with tons of shopping- you could easily spend the entire day here.

Next we headed to Tadich's Grill for lunch. This is California's oldest restaurant and serves up authentic San Francisco food. This is a local favorite, and I would definitely recommend it!

After lunch, we walked down to the Ferry Building. This place has a wonderful marketplace full of handmade arts and crafts, books, fresh flowers, wines, cheeses, meats, breads, pastries, etc. On my first trip to San Fran a couple of years ago, we picked up all sorts of picnic items here, which was so fun! Anyway, back to the most recent trip- we wandered around taking in all the shops at the marketplace until we worked up our sweet tooth. We stopped at Miette for some goodies- aka coconut cake!

After dessert we enjoyed walking around the piers and talking in the sights along the water. We eventually caught the cable car through the city and hopped off in the Nob Hill neighborhood. This area is absolutely gorgeous and filled with so many landmarks. We saw the Mark Hopkins, Huntington Park, and Grace Cathedral.

After a full day being out and about in San Fran, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. We had reservations at BIX Supper Club. This was the perfect end to a perfect trip. Not only was the food delicious, but the live jazz, mahogany bar, and plush atmosphere made you feel as if you had stepped back into a real Speakeasy of the 1920's. The cocktail menu is superb- give the Hemingway or Blood Orange Margarita a try. Also, the steak tartare was ah-maz-ing. So cool and such a romantic atmosphere!

Thanks for indulging me while I "scrapbooked" our trip! Can't wait to return!

1 comment:

Candace said...

Love your dress. I definitely want to travel BIG with you. You also will need to take me shopping before hand. Every outfit has been perfection (as usual).

Ready to play this weekend - you better be too!