PHOTO: Window shopping at Neiman Marcus
PHOTO: Over the moon creamery PHOTO: Sushi RanPHOTO: Rich tablePHOTO: Ritual CoffeePHOTO: Exploring Marina/Cow HollowPHOTO: On our way up Lombard StPHOTO: My favorite door in Cow Hollow
PHOTO: Me and my angel…
It’s safe to say that I have fallen deeply in love with San Fransisco. After passing through on the way to my brother’s wedding in Sonoma in the spring, we decided we needed to return to spend some quality time in San Fran. I’m so happy we did, because the 5 days we spent in SF were absolutely magical. We found an incredible condo through airbnb in the Cow Hollow neighborhood and quickly realized this was a very good plan. Cow Hollow has plenty of delicious restaurants, chill coffee shops and enough shopping to satiate that need for a little retail therapy. Some of our favorite neighborhood spots were Le Marais for coffee and morning people watching, Over The Moon Creamery for late night sweet treats and Mel’s Diner for when you just need a good egg white scramble. When we ventured out of our beloved neighborhood, we had some more amazing discoveries. Perhaps my favorite meal was eaten at Jane on Filmore Street at a high top table with one hand reaching down into a stroller to feed the baby. Along with our amazing sandwiches, we split a cinnamon roll that was melt in your mouth delicious. For our foodie experience we ventured to Rich Table in Hayes Valley. We were pretty blown away by our dinner, however dessert took the cake. A deconstructed green kale smoothie with house made ice-cream was insanity. Before dinner we explored the neighborhood. I wish we had more time to see every nook and cranny of Hayes Valley, because after only an hour we had found so many gems. We grabbed a coffee in the Proxy, which is a large open concert space with huge shipping containers and various pop up places that live there permanently. Ritual Coffee was a nice boutique coffee spot with some lounge chairs in the large open space we could sit on and people watch. We even ventured to Sausalito to try a very hyped up Sushi Ran. Turns out the hype was well deserved. My favorite menu item was actually a special request veggie sampler… insanity. After dinner on the way back to the city, we ventured to the Golden Gate Bridge outlook which was well worth walking through a windy foggy night. It should be noted that our first evening was spent with my brother and his wife watching incredible theater under the stars at Jack London State Park in Sonoma. If you are ever in Sonoma or Napa, Transcendence Theater is an absolute must see. Before the shows they have live music, food trucks and wine tastings all to be enjoyed while soaking in the beauty of the park. The quality of talent is incredible and the overall vibe is nothing short of magical. Needless to say, it won’t be long until we are back in the Bay Area.