This afternoon, Katherine and I drove over to Northbeach to enjoy a lazy, rainy day of shopping, eating (and girl did we eat), and exploring. We checked out Mashka which was sups cute then walked around trying to choose from one of the (what seems like) thousands of pizza/Italian restaurants. We finally made the decision to have cioppino at Sotto Mare. Can I just say that it was the best cioppino I've ever had?
Afterwards, we enjoyed (I'm embarrassed to admit) a cannoli AND gelato AND coffees - as if $45 worth of cioppino, not to mention bread and pasta and a bottle of wine. Like - this is not normal behavior...
Posted by The Mended Nest at 7:50 PM
In all honesty, I'm not really sure if there's anything better than best friends that you can be your true goofy self with, wine, snacks, the beach, and jumping pictures. One thing we could all agree on - life is good, we are lucky to live in...mmm...the best state ever (and have each other I guess).
Posted by The Mended Nest at 6:11 PM
Since I was able to work in SF this morning, I had a quick coffee date with my friend, Katherine (before I jumped on the subway heading downtown) at a new espresso shop in The Castro: Illy. No, it's not SF local, but it IS amazing with such a great clean, funky, airy ambiance. Obviously, it was the perfect way to start this beautiful Friday.
Posted by The Mended Nest at 1:19 PM
View from my living room window
It was the perfect SF rainy, cold, winter day this past Saturday - a rarity considering it's usually pretty perfect. I got up, walked to a coffee shop down the street for an overpriced latte and muffin, then headed over to the Steven Allen store in Hayes Valley "just to look around" on the way to the Mini dealership. After buying the Willard Glasses in Matte Red, I was leaving when a pair of Thorogood X boots caught my eye. I literally walked right back into the store, asked for a size ten, checked out again, and left with a pair of boots I've been looking at for 6 months. Granted, I wanted the Redwing version, but since these are essentially the same exact thing (but 100 dollars off) how could I resist?
Posted by The Mended Nest at 9:12 AM
The wedding was at Immaculate Conception (across from the Roosevelt) so obviously I had a cocktail and saw the lobby of the gorgeous hotel decorated for Christmas before walking into the church. After the ceremony, we party-bussed over to the reception at The Omni Royal Hotel in the French Quarter where we drank and ate and drank and danced and drank all night. I love weddings in general, but this one was really great. She did an amazing job - and of course none of us were surprised.
The next morning, I struggled to get up, walk around the quarter enjoying it for it's beauty and uniqueness, had a bloody mary, and headed back to the Northshore for the rest of my vacation. Perfection.
Posted by The Mended Nest at 11:46 AM