Tuesday, July 24, 2012

San Fran Fun

We are back from San Francisco and we had a great time! Even though we were gone for just 48 hours it was really nice to get away. The weather up north was actually perfect - tons of sun and not a cloud in the sky! Idiot me packed sweaters but it all worked out in the end :)

After checking into our hotel late Friday we lounged around for a little bit before heading out for a special little date night dinner at Park Tavern. Y'all, if you're ever in SF you must go! My friend Floff lives there and recommended it and we had one of the best meals of our lives, including some unreal wild mushroom pate on toast, prawns wrapped in bacon (sorry Rabbi E), roasted brussels sprouts, caviar fries, and their famous deviled eggs...

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We slept late on Saturday (love me a hotel bed) and then ventured out to the famous Ferry Building, where we sampled our way through the farmer's market, bought some cheese at Cowgirl Creamery, and ate lunch at the Slanted Door while enjoying the beautiful weather. Plus, I have been on a real oyster kick lately so I was delighted to be able to slurp some up :)

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Here we are after lunch...

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With the best Floff! Miss you already :)

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And then it was time for the main event - the wedding! Ram's friend from childhood Aaron's wedding to Jenny was at the Palace Hotel and it was gorgeous. Jenny looked beautiful and the two of them looked so happy - I love weddings. (I cry through them every time.)

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I wore my new mint pleated dress and it was basically the comfiest thing ever and I felt like a princess :) (someone give me one good reason why I shouldn't go buy it in purple!) Ram looked very handsome and we had the best time eating lamb chops and choreographing our own dance moves while our friends looked on in amusement. I'm so glad we found each other :)

Hands down my new favorite photo of us! Big time framer.

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More dance moves - this time with the S sisters!

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I have another SF rec for you - Wise Sons Deli! This adorable little restaurant was actually started by two pals of Ram in 2011 and is now famous in San Fran for their AMAZING deli food. One of the owners, Leo, was at the wedding and after chatting him up, I knew we had to go there for Sunday lunch. We ordered the special chicken schnitzel sandwich, pastrami fries, and a corned beef sandwich -- my mouth is watering just typing it!

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It's not a successful trip without a little shopping - my darling boyfriend let me drag him all over Union Square while I shopped my little heart out the rest of the afternoon. My best score? The J.Crew glitter espadrilles - originally $118, but I got them for $29.99!!!! I was basically shrieking in the middle of the store. Can you blame me!? 

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(Yes, I had to take OFF my J.Crew glitter ballet flats to put on the J.Crew glitter espadrilles in order to take this photo. #glitterproblems #sorryimnotsorry)

Our plane ride back home was not exactly uneventful - without going into the gory details, our flight was delayed, we were put on stand-by for another, and a whole lot of nonsense happened which resulted in yours truly having a brief temper tantrum - but we were each rewarded with a $100 Southwest voucher for our troubles which eased the pain somewhat. We got back in LA super late Sunday night and I all but collapsed into bed.

All in all, a great trip! I love traveling with Ram... we have so much fun! 

3 comments:

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

mmmm foodie goodness.
Xo Megan

Alyson said...

you are hysterical! love those flats, and parker dress, right?? adore it!! What a fun trip.

Jessica said...

In love with those shoes! I've had them in my cart for months now! I should just pull the trigger