Wednesday, August 19, 2015

San Francisco Snapshots {Part One}

via my Instagram

Started the day off healthfully with an acai bowl at Blue Hawaii Acai Cafe.  Acai is a delicious superfood packed with antioxidants and vitamins.  I enjoyed the Simply Blue bowl, topped with bananas and a little granola.  


We walked down Lombard Street, the "crookedest street in the world".  There were gorgeous hydrangeas and cute houses lining the sides of the famous street, and the view at the bottom offered a gorgeous sight of San Francisco's bay and city.  


Walking around the area of Lombard Street, we discovered so many gorgeous homes, beautiful architecture, and pretty plants.  If you're a hydrangea lover like me, you would be in heaven in SF.  They're everywhere!


Macondray Lane is a hidden gem of a street.  It's lined with fairy-tale like houses and it is a quiet escape from the bustling streets.  This little lane was a bit hard to locate, but I'm so glad we found it because walking down it was one of my favorite parts of the day.  


We made a quick stop at the Palace of Fine Arts, which is absolutely gorgeous.  If you want to be awed by architecture, definitely stop here.  


For a delicious and healthy lunch, we sat down at La Boulange as per Julia's recommendation.  I enjoyed an open faced hummus sandwich, complete with avocado, tomato, sprouts, and cucumber on multigrain bread.  It was fresh, vegan, and really REALLY delicious.


We were in Pacific Heights, so I browsed around the shops.  I ducked into a farmer's market (my favorite) and admired all the fresh fruits and veggies, making a mental note to buy beets when I got home.
We checked out a cute bakery, and I almost bought a confetti dusted meringue cookie just for the sake of an Instagram post.  Not even kidding, it was so cute.  


Checking out the Painted Ladies and other victorian houses in the area was a lot of fun.  It was so cool to see such a famous sight (flashbacks to Full House included) and I cannot describe how much I want to live in one of these houses.


We capped off the long day of exploring with a dinner at Kuleto's in Union Square, which was right by our hotel.  I had the roasted beet trio salad which had fresh chèvre and truffle sea salt.  It was so refreshing and delicious!  I also shared the truffle salted mushrooms, which were great.  For dessert I had pineapple sorbet, which almost reminded me of Dole Whip!  

It was a wonderful meal and a wonderful end to a great day in San Francisco.  

26 comments:

  1. These are some great pictures! We were just in Northern California in May and had a little time in San Francisco before our flight left so we drove around! The only thing my husband wanted to see was the Painted Ladies and we missed them! We did see the Full House house though. I'll have to show him your picture :)

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I love it in SF: I'd never got a chance to explore it before! Hope you guys get to visit a little longer. :-)

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  2. Great shots and I must say, I want to live in one of those houses too. So lovely!! :)

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  3. Looks so beautiful! it is definitely high on my list of places to get to! I totally want that acai bowl now too!
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    1. MMM that acai bowl was so delicious, I want another just thinking of it!

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  4. Looks like a fantastic trip, and so many gorgeous pictures. And yayyy for the painted ladies, definitely a must-see :-D

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    1. Thanks Kate! It was a ton of fun, and so much better since i had my bff there with me!

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  5. Love SF! So jealous of your trip and wish I was there haha! Sounds like a wonderful trip and I am for sure going to Blue Hawaii Acai the next time I visit!

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    1. Blue Hawaii Acai is a must-try! I never would have thought they did good acai bowls in SF, but this one was even better than the ones I had in Hawaii!

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  6. Such beautiful snaps of a gorgeous city! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. lovely travel pics!

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    Jess | wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

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  8. These pics looks amazing! One city I for sure want to visit!! The food looks so yummy!! You must be having a great time!!!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

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  9. These are really beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  10. Beautiful photos! They make me want to start planning a trip there!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. Great photos! The houses are beautiful and the food looks delicious! You must have had a great time!

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  12. I love San Francisco so much, these photos are making me so jealous! Gorgeous!

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