West Coast Crafta’
Sorry for the absence here, I was busy escaping winter for a place to wear flips flops. No, we weren’t in Mexico or Jamaica, we went to San Francisco! I was however, in the minority with my flip flips, I think both for fashion reasons, and temperature reasons, but who cares?
Mark and I had been wanting to visit our dear friend Olivia for a while now. We all were in “Art Club” together in college and got along fabulously. And just when we thought the world of Olivia couldn’t get any more awesome , she married this guy Nic last May, and BOOM, we love him too. We HAD to visit them.
Here is the two lovebirds in front of their adorable place of residence. I’ll give you 10 dollars if you didn’t just say ” awwww!!!!”
So much green! I forgot what that looked like…
Like in most cities, I feel like we just touched the tip of the iceberg. There were so many things to do and see, that we simply must go back sooner rather than later. However Olivia and Nic formulated the perfect plan everyday,I’m still not sure how they did it!
We started with a trip over to Sausalito, which is basically on the other side of the Golden Gate bridge.
It was gorgeous and simple, and relaxing. The perfect way to start out our trip.
There were so many incredibly fit bikers, tackling those hills like they ain’t no thing! it made me excited to get out my bike this spring.
That evening we were treated to homemade pasta prepared by Nic, which I’m sad I didn’t get a picture of. Later, we decided to get out some intruments, as Nic is an incredibly talented musician. I checked a huge thing of my bucket list, which was to play ( or at least attempt to play) the cello. Nic taught both Mark and I learned a few notes, and played along with violin and guitar. Such a perfect evening, making music with friends!
Here is me looking incredibly frightened of the Cello.
I’m a bad wife and didn’t take any pictures of Mark learning, which is a shame, because he caught on really quick, and looking smokin’ whilst doing so!
We took in a quick wine tasting in their neighborhood of Alemeda, right across the bay. We had a great view of the city , and the Bay Bridge!
We also saw this sign, which Olivia made me take a picture of..
The next day we got a nice driving tour of the city, starting with the famous GGB
We went to the Twin Peaks and got an amazing view of the city, and my hair actually unbraided itself in the wind…
Got delicious french food at La Boulange, and sat OUTSIDE while we ate. I forgot that people do that. Eat outside that is.
We picked up some amazing coffee and Chocolate Eclairs that changed out lives at Tartine.
Our last day, we were let loose in the city while O&N went to work, and we found our way to Ghirardelli square and had a salted caramel hot chocolate. YUM!
We stopped for a minute at Dolores park, which was just so so beautiful. I seriously debated just laying down for a nap there. N&O informed us they show movies in the park here. How great would that be?
Oh yeah, and I barely did any knitting. Nothing photoworthy, that’s for sure. But I’m ok with that. 🙂
I’m quite confident we left our hearts in that beautiful city.