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10 Days in San Francisco, California

December 2, 2014

What a whirlwind of a trip! If you follow on Facebook, you already know about the hiccup that was my laptop and wallet getting stolen. It happened, it sucked and then I moved on. The highs were too high to care about the lows.

C and I travelled out to San Francisco (and surrounding areas) to see our friends and family and celebrate Thanksgiving with them.

san fran 2014I’m not sure that I can fully recap the entirety of our trip within one post. At least not without the post turning into a novel. Instead I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking, then mention a few highlights at the bottom. By highlights I mean the food because duh. Ironically I took very few pictures of food. Not sure how that happened…

We kicked things off on Saturday by perusing the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building with one of my oldest friends, Eseids followed by drinks and munchies on Cassie’s roof. Yes, this is Cassie’s view…

bay bridgecassis roofA quick day trip out to Sonoma for some wine tasting.
me and c at scribe
scribe bottle fremont diner
bagsHiking in Point Reyes and oyster shucking and grilling in Tomales Bay.
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hiking point reyes
me and c point reyes
oyster shucking
oyster grillingThanksgiving in Marin. 24 people, 10 pies.
thanksgiving 1
thanksgiving 2
Thanksgiving hike post-meal, pre-pies.
thanksgiving hike 1
thanksgiving hike
I love Thanksgiving.
piesAi Weiwei exhibit on Alcatraz.
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aiweiwei2 aiweiwei3The end of an incredible trip.
me and c nightthe eats
San Francisco
Zazie (Cole Valley) – The brunch was insanely delicious. Get EVERYTHING.
Arizmendi Bakery (Inner Sunset) – I ordered the gluten-free pumpkin muffin 3 times. Their scones are amazing too.
Frances (The Castro) – Farm-to-table goodness. Thanks Eseids for insisting we go here!
Samovar Tea (The Castro) – Tea pairings with my meal. Be still my heart.
Blue Plate (The Mission) – All I want in life is to recreate their toasted kale salad.

Scribe Winery – I can’t even begin to explain how incredible this vineyard was. Thank you for the wonderful service and experience!
Cline Winery – Beautiful property and free tastings!
Larson Family Winery – Turns out I’m far better at drinking wine than playing bags…not surprised.

Tomales Bay
Tomales Bay Oyster Company – the freshest oysters I’ve ever eaten. Bring drinks and food and set up shop for the afternoon!

A HUGE thank you to Lo and Kev for hosting us for the week, C’s entire family for all of the love, hugs and food and our wonderful friends for showing us around their city. I have a feeling I’ll be back sooner than you think…

Have you ever been to San Francisco? Is the West coast the best coast?


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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    December 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Those views, those pies, you and C. Ugh this is so perfect. I love and miss San Francisco! I must say that NorCal makes the West coast a pretty tough competitor to the East coast…
    So glad you had a wonderful time with friends for Thanksgiving!!

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    Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
    December 4, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Ah, I love San Fran. Looks like you had an incredible trip!

    And I can’t get over how many pies were at your Thanksgiving dinner – what a feast!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Next time I’m coming for L.A. 🙂

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        Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
        December 11, 2014 at 11:43 am

        Yes!!! Hit me up when you do! xo

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    December 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Your photos are gorgeous and so are you and I miss you. Come back soon please.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm


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    December 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Looks like an incredible trip! I’ve never been to San Fran and am itching to go. I’m obsessed with wineries so Sonoma is at the very top of my list. Your Thanksgiving looks amazing, too! That’s a lot of pies. Did you try all of them? You hiked, so 10 pies was deserved. 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 10, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      you would have laughed at how “long” our hike was. Everyone knew there were 10 pies waiting for us so we maybe hiked 200 metres lol

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    December 3, 2014 at 2:34 am

    One of my favorite cities. Gorgeous photos!

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    December 3, 2014 at 1:39 am

    LOVE THIS SO MUCH!! miss you so much already and just counting down the days until SF is your home for reals. xo

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 10, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      LOVE YOU!!!!

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    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
    December 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Love that you had a good attitude about your stuff being stolen. Not sure I could have done the same.

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    Luv What You Do
    December 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Your pics are stunning!!!
    We were just out west and I loved it. Will have to add your recs to our wine list for next time. We had a BLAST in Sonoma!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    December 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Yikes I didn’t know about your laptop and wallet being stolen! That really blows. 🙁 Hope you’ve been able to get it all sorted out without too much trouble.

    Otherwise it looks like it was an amazing trip! I still haven’t to Cali, but it’s up there on my travel bucket list.

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    Miss Polkadot
    December 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful. Stunning. #OMGImjealous
    I don’t even know where to start other than maybe saying what I’ve said before: I totally wouldn’t mind you posting 45578834 pictures from any and every trip you’re venturing out on. Not to say I didn’t think your food pictures weren’t great already but you have serious photography skills beyond that, too.
    All you saw and did sounds amazing and I’m glad you got that break and breather from the daily grind.

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    December 2, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Looks like an incredible trip!!
    I’ve been to San Francisco once (close to 2- years ago_ and would love to go back.

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    Jo @ Living Mint Green
    December 2, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I LOVE San Francisco! I wouldn’t mind living there someday… sometimes I’d like to trade my Canadian citizenship for American so I can live with palm trees & non-minus 40 winters.

    It looks like you had such an amazing trip! COME TO THE ROCKIES NEXT.

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