Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Weekend in the City


Sorry for going missing for a week again. I ended up getting really busy and this past weekend, snuck away to my favorite place in the world, San Francisco! My best friend lives there and this was the first time I actually went to go stay with her. I had been planning to go for months, but it never happened. So, this time I made sure not to tell anyone (well I told her obviously) and just go. It felt freeing. About time I started taking adventures!

The view from her window. Magnificent.

I arrived at 7:30 in the evening and picked her up from her belly dancing class in the Mission. From there, we headed to an art gallery a friend of her owns and enjoyed a glass of grape juice (cough cough) while touring the gallery. After a couple of hours hanging out there, we grabbed a slice of "San Francisco" pizza and bussed across town to Haight, to a house party her beau (who also owns an art gallery) was at. This house was amazing. It was five male cousins living together, right in the middle of everything. Art on every free inch of wall, people from every country imagineable living in the city, and a house full of handsome men....Heaven! After an eventful night, we headed back to her hilltop university room.

I woke up way too early the next morning and not wanting to disturb her, walked down to Haight & Ashburry for an apple fritter and a nice cup of drip coffee. I love how no matter what time of day (or night) it is, the streets of San Francisco are always bustling with people. After a couple hours of moseying around (and legs shaking from walking too much), I headed back to her place. We spent the rest of the day eating, napping, and hanging out with her guy. Later, we took a late afternoon walk and came back for warm showers and mac&cheese. That night we hung out with a group of her university friends, four guys on their way to making a career of music videos and movies. We walked around to some parties and ended up back at their place and played card games late into the night.

The next day we woke up and met the guys from the night before at an authentic Irish pub for some brunch. We indulged in some Bangers & Mash and said our goodbyes. My best friend and I decided to end my visit with a trip to Baker's Beach, with the warm sun out, cool waves washing up on our feet, and Golden Gate Bridge smiling down on us. I was sad to leave the city and my friend, but look forward to visiting her again very soon. Hope you all have a wonderful week!


  1. what an exciting weekend! i've never been to san francisco before and now i really want to go. i'm loving that song + video.

  2. That sounds like the best kind of trip - full of friends, fun, and laid back in a beautiful location! x

  3. I loved SF when I was there a few years back. Sounds like such a fun weekend :)

  4. This sounds like the most perfect trip everrrr. I love relaxing vacations. When I was abroad, I got lucky and found a friend who didn't like rushing around seeing everything either and our trip to Paris was just so relaxing and amazing and... even luxurious! haha I love a good vacaation, so I'm envious of you!
    What year are you in college anyway??

  5. sounds like you had a lovely adventure. i live in SF bay area and am happy to hear you enjoyed your trip. i lalalalove that city.

  6. Sounds like great times! :)
    The sunshine is lovely on the pics!