Monday, January 12, 2009

Weekend Round-Up: I ♥ SF

When the weather is this perfect, there's no better city in the world than San Francisco. New York? Paris? Meh, they can't compete with a clear and warm winter day by the bay.

We started our weekend with a long walk: 3 miles from the office in Portrero Hill to a dinner party in Russian Hill. We walked the full length of Polk Street, including the up-and-coming Tender Nob area. I love this sort of trek and seeing all the hustle-bustle along the way. We stopped at a cute cheese market near Broadway to get wine and bread. A fun dinner party and a great night!

Saturday, we both woke up feeling worn out and under the weather - this flu will just not leave me alone. We had a quiet morning with Rob working on the LAC website and me cleaning house.

Margaret came over after lunch and we took the train to the de Young Museum. We saw over 100 amazing outfits at the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit. Golden Gate Park was packed with happy people enjoying the nice day. Back at home, we hung out in the apartment the rest of the evening.

Up early Sunday morning to finally make the most of this winter heat-wave. Rob and I took the tandem bike out at 8:30 for a long breakfast ride across the city. Blue Bottle Coffee at Velo Rouge cafe and then out to the beach and back for a total of 16 miles. The sparkling waves were packed with surfers. Back at home only briefly before taking the car to get Matt and go to the climbing gym where I practiced my lead climbing for an hour (I'm going to be so sore!)

On the way to dropping Matt back off, we stopped for lunch at a tasty Tunisian cafe. Humus and schwarmas all around. What a great find!

In the afternoon, Jill and Peter came to pick us up for a quick jaunt to Berkeley for some shopping. Jill's due in a few months, so it's extra fun to check in with her and the babe-to-be. The Gardener was my favorite shop. We saw the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge on our way home. I love this city!

6 comments:

Janssen said...

Sounds absolutely lovely.

CJ said...

It's true - SF on a gorgeous day just can't be beat :)

Sweet Nothings said...

the YSL was amazing!

Ten Thousand Only said...

you just made me miss living in SF. which i didn't think was possible. :)

Jen said...

I just love your blog. I am so jealous of your weather right now. Today, here in Detroit, it was 20 with a wind chill making it feel like 2!!

Julie said...

I love it too. You have offered such insight!