SF Recap

G’day mates!

Well, it’s back to reality. Goodbye H&M. Goodbye Chinese food. Goodbye art museums, Starbucks and sourdough. Adieu. Adieu. To you and you and you!

The easiest way to express the amazingly fun time I had with my sister and mom is through all the pics I took with my ghetto camera.

Chinatown! And yes, we did get fake purses.

Clam Chowda in a Sourdough BB - Rocked my Face Off

The Ferry Building

Was asked to "step away from the sculpture" right after we took this.

Nan's Heaven - The Goodwill in Haight Ashbury

Megan Keepin in Classy

I want to live in this corner

Ghirardelli Square!

Windiest Street Ya'll

'Nuff Said

Castro District

Lovin the PRIDE!

"If a bullet should enter my brain, let the bullet destroy every closet door"

Just a couple of hippies, hipping it up

Tip Jar at the cupcake shop

Awesome cookie shop in the Castro Dist.

Golden Gate Park

Meg is so excited

At the Picasso Exhibit, Acting all Arty

I will miss you SF.

MIA, 3rd World Democracy

We got more records than the KGB.

Apologies for being MIA the last week or so. You see…Bryan’s parents are here! Shout out to Mary and Greg! We are having an absolute blast together and I have felt like I’ve been on vacation along with them, well aside from the 8 hours of work per day :-). Dinners out, hiking, trying to spot bears (eek!), drinking wine and amazing conversation is what has kept us busy this week. So awesome ya’ll.

Oh! And last week we went camping again. I’m basically a pro now. Here are some snap shots from that epicness:

Kicking it off right

Essentials: FN Mag, Pink Cards, Citronella Candle, Bug Spray, OFF Fan, Hand Sani

By Slide Lake

M' Drink of Choice

Dinna: Grilled Cheese w/Tomato

Snagletooth

Majestic Tetons

In other news, I leave for San Francisco on Saturday!! Cue toe jumping and mini-claps. I cannot WAIT to visit the city, shop, eat cupcakes, but most of all…see my sister Megan and my mom. I miss my two best friends.

I promise to post pictures of our visit with the Nashs later, but for now, I’ll leave you with some thought-provoking visual treats.

True.

Even though I don’t condone the “B” word I agree. Go Paula.

Source

Wake Up San Francisco!

Whatever happened to predictability?

I am Stephanie Tanner.

Megan (older sis) = DJ

Amy (younger sis) = Michelle

We seriously thought this was true in 1993.

I will soon be channeling my inner Stephanie Tanner soon because you see…

I am going to San Francisco!

I leave on August 6th with sister Megan (DJ) and my mom.

The Crew

I have a history with this city and because of this, it just happens to be my favorite place in the United States. Well, except for Washtucna, WA. Bold statement I know.

At my last job in Spokane, I was able to travel to SF about 6 or 7 times and truly cherished each visit, despite having to be in meetings during the day. Because my boss was AWESOME (still is), I was also able to shop, eat at amazing restaurants (more about that later), walk around Fisherman’s Wharf, The Ferry Building and go to  Asia SF. Google it.

First trip to SF, Alcatraz in the background

What makes SF such a special place? It’s tough to explain unless you’ve been there. To me, it’s the most interesting, cultural, exciting city I have ever been to. I love it’s size, it’s people and the fact that it’s on the water. Oh, and there’s a 4-level Forever 21.

Not that we’ll only shop here! We also plan on thrifting and trying to find some funky, unique shops as well.  That doesn’t mean we won’t hit up the staples, like H&M, Zara and of course Anthropologie. We’re not stupid.

The restaurant choosing will also be quite difficult as I have eaten at some amazing places in SF, including Chez Panise, Asia de Cuba, A16, Foreign Cinema and the most exciting, Teatro ZinZanni (an amazing dinner show).

And of course, candy and cupcake shop scouting will be a must. Maybe we’ll even drive up to Napa and eat at Bottega and Michael Chiarello and I will be like old chums by the end of the meal! And also Hubert Keller will be there AND Alice Waters. They’ll invite me to their vacation homes where we will cook delicious food and I’ll drink gimlets. They’ll call me The Girl Who is Friends with Celebrity Chefs.

Can you tell I’ve just finished the newest Sophie Kinsella book, “Mini Shopaholic”? It was fab.

Anyway, I promise to document this trip thoroughly and report back with gumption. Watch out SF, the Danielsons are a’comin!

And if anyone doesn’t like it, I’ll simply say “How rude!”.