Sunday, July 10, 2011

Places: San Francisco Art

sftrip3While we were in San Francisco we saw so many awesome murals and works of art I decided to do an entirely separate post about them.
IMG_0465Mission District by Hannah Stouffer
In the Mission District by Reyes
sanfran201142In the Mission District by various artists
IMG_0537In Haight-Ashbury by Alex Pardee
sanfran201169In Haight-Ashbury by Lango
sanfran201173In Haight-Ashbury by El Mac
IMG_0552In Haight-Ashbury by Mike Giant
sanfran201177In Haight-Ashbury by Skinner

So many awesome murals. The pictures don't do them justice.

Places: San Francisco 2011: Day Two

We started the day off at the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park.
IMG_0490IMG_0523IMG_0512Then we bussed it to Haight-Ashbury. This is one of my favorite areas of San Francisco. There are great shops and tons of art, which I'll feature in my next post.
IMG_0538My absolute favorite shop was Loved To Death. They have awesome taxidermy, art, curiosities, and creepy little things.
IMG_0546IMG_0467And of course we loved seeing the rows of Victorian homes.

Here are more links to our favorite stores in Haight-Ashbury:

FTC - For the City: Skate design store
Super 7: Japanese influenced toys, art and design
Villians: Great men's and women's clothing
Wasteland: New and vintage clothing
Three Twins Ice Cream: Delicious organic ice cream (we got the burnt caramel and lemon cookie flavors)

Such a fantastic trip. Wish we had more time, but we'll definitely be back soon.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Places: San Francisco 2011: Day One

Wow! San Francisco was AMAZING as usual. Thanks for all the patience while Kevin and I recovered from our trip. It was wonderful, tiring and so, so fun.

On our first day we went to Alcatraz and took the audio tour. It was my third time taking the tour, but Kevin's first. It's so good that I enjoy it every time.

Waiting for the cable car in Union Square.
On the ferry to Alcatraz.
Alcatraz view from the ferry.

We hung around Fisherman's Wharf and ate delicious clam chowder from Boudin's.
After lunch we took the BART to the Mission District.
We had crazy good cookies and milk at Anthony's Cookies.
There were TONS of vintage/thrift stores like Painted Bird.
And there were unique little shops with oddities and specialties like Paxton Gate.
They carry things like taxidermy, insect specimens, plants and nature art. We bought a framed butterfly specimen for our apartment.
Also in the Mission District, is skate/street designer Benny Gold's shop. Kevin is a big fan and got to meet him in person.
It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for him.

Here are some more links to a few of the stores we liked in the Mission:

Self Edge: Denim and clothing with tons of Japanese brands.
Aquarius Records: Vinyl and CDs
The Curiosity Shoppe: Great jewelry and little things for your home.
Shoe Biz: Awesome shoes!

That was our first day in San Francisco. Stay tuned for day two.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The San Fran

Wishing everyone a great 4th of July weekend! Kevin and I will be in San Francisco until Monday night.

I'm super excited. It's my third time there and Kevin's first, so I will be playing the part of tour guide/navigator.
Check in next week for pictures and such.

And while we're away, enjoy this song about San Francisco. It's an oldie but a goodie: