Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend Round-Up: Urban Warming

The weather this weekend was super warm, almost too hot for my taste. I do love the relaxed pace that the high temps bring to the city. We were so lazy this weekend.

On Friday, Rob and I walked home a bit off course, shopping for vintage suitcases along Mission and Valencia streets. No luck, but it was fun to be out and about. When we had a bad crosswalk encounter with an aggressive driver, we decided to call it a night. Salsa verde nachos for dinner.

Saturday was a lazy morning with the political news programs, coffee, oatmeal and turkey bacon. At noon, we finally motivated to take the train to Haight Street for the suitcase hunt. Decades of Fashion had a great selection and we bought three for around $60. We decided to walk back since it isn't that far. The suitcases got a lot of comments. Delicious subs from King Foot Sandwiches. Back at home, it was time to run around like mad doing hair, make-up and last minute outfit decisions for our engagement photo shoot.

We met Paul and Jordan at Sutro Park at 3:00 for the photos. Paul was great to work with and we blew through a bunch of photos in 40 minutes. They came out so well! I'll share them with you on Wednesday.

We returned home at 5:00, practiced music and tried to pick up from the remnants of closet digging for the shoot. A quick dinner before walking out to Mission Street for drinks at Bruno's to celebrate a friend's birthday. The Mission was packed with people enjoying the warm weather. This was a fun bar, with a good over-25 crowd and a fun D.J. After a couple fruity drinks and a lot of climbing talk, we walked back home and crashed into bed.

Sunday morning was another lazy one. This time with the paper, coffee and egg tacos. At 11:00, we threw on our bathing suits and drove over to Sausalito for some kayaking. We decided to paddle across to Belvedere Island (motto: "when San Francisco isn't quite expensive enough..") and oogle the waterfront mansions...something new! It was pretty fun evaluating the decor while floating along with cormorants.

Back on shore, we grabbed a strawberry milkshake and drove back over the bridge. Showers and then onto the tandem bike. We tried to spot my cousin's workshop at Dolores Park but there were 5,000+ San Franciscans picnicking, playing frisbee, hosting a children's health fair and having a hula hoop contest. Turns out the workshops are on Saturday anyways!

From there we biked downtown to go to the sale at Macy's. We're trying to buy Rob a suit for the ball and the wedding with not much luck. I don't like the way most of men's suits are cut...you'd think they'd be nicer for $500+ a pop. Lunch at Boudin's and then back home via Market Street.

The plan was to go back out to see Baby Mama, but we ran out of steam. A trip to the grocery store and some pick-up ended the weekend instead. Light dinner of carrots and broccoli with spicy hummus.

10 comments:

kaili said...

I have also found it really challenging to find a suit that I really like for my husband, as he's not really picky and will wear whatever looks decent. I have found that Tiger of Sweden makes some really nice and slim cut suits that are modern without being trendy or flashy - might be worth checking out...They have it in Ottawa, so they must have a retailer in SF...

love.boxes said...

Can't wait to see the photos.. fun weekend!

MissEm said...

Good lead! I also like the Alfani Red Label at Macy's but they sell out of 38's really quickly.

Jennifer Leal said...

I saw Baby Mama last night. It was pleasant, sweet and seemed like a Saturday Night reunion but if you are looking for a non-predictable and belly-hurting comedy, this is not the one for you.

Anonymous said...

Wow - you consider that a lazy weekend? I'd hate to see what you consider busy! LOL

Niky said...

Fun Sunday! I didn't know you can Kayak in Sausalito. Can you Kayak to Tiberon from there? Id love to kayak to tiberon and spend a few hours at Sam's.

MissEm said...

It depends how good a kayaker you are. You can get over to Belvedere and back in an hour with a sit on top kayak. I've never done a longer trip. If you do the class for the sit in kayaks, you can go to angel island.

Andrea said...

you could try thickasthievesla.com
for a men's suit. my boyfriend loves them.

MissEm said...

I like the aesthetics! But custom made suits, that has got to be expensive.

Anonymous said...

How you can do all of that with no nap is beyond me!