Two weekends ago I went to San Francisco and the bay area and got to explore- I have never been, so it was a fun adventure! All the wind made it feel just like home in Seattle!
It started off with a day in San Francisco and eating lunch at the Water Front Cafe-their Skirt Steak was amazing, then to Swensen’s Ice Cream Parlor for some Black Raspberry Marble scoops. Afterward, I had to hit Union Street for a little shopping of course! All I got was a ring, but it was fun to see all the boutiques and the Victorian shop fronts! Next came the Golden Gate Bridge at Fort Point- and what a gorgeous view. I could see the bridge, downtown San Francisco, Alcatraz- if I lived there I could see myself running the trail along this area every day.
For dinner it was sushi at Umami and their Sea Salt and Caramel Cookie Dough Roll is a must for dessert! For as healthy as I eat nowadays, I was willing to splurge on a lot of dessert for this trip. Finally, I had to see the Full House house and get a picture! (Shown in the collage at the end of this post)
The next day was down to the beach at Santa Cruz. It was so busy there was barely room on the sand- volleyball tournaments, soccer games, kids, and tourists and locals all over the boardwalk. Santa Cruz is a great seaside town, with both big name brands and boutique shopping downtown- to the Wharf and gorgeous ocean views at the beach. I will definitely visit again!
Anyone who knows me knows orchids are my favorite flower! This one was beautiful- I wish I could’ve brought it home with me!
On the last day there, we explored Oakland and the Temescal area and discovered Temescal Alley which I highly recommend for anyone who loves boutiques and/or donuts. Doughnut Dolly has fantastic donuts that you get to pick the filling and they fill it right there! In this alley I picked up a vintage sundress (soon to be on the blog) at Minds Eye Vintage and some gemstone watercolor prints at Homestead Apothecary.
Just half a block over from the Alley, the Temescal Street Fair was happening, which is where the above photos are from. There were so many cool jewelry designers, artists, crafts, and foods featured. Although I could have done without the straight ginger juice- I think my throat is still burning.
Below are a couple of remaining photos from the trip that I took on my phone. Enjoy!