May I please move into the apartment with this view? Since then it's been pretty hectic, so here's a little recap.
Just wish I had pics of hanging out with Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: Shauna, Danny and their extremely adorable daughter, and with Diane and Todd, a.k.a. White on Rice Couple. Good food and chatting about how they collaborate on their blogs as couples: they made this video featuring their new cookbook both of which brought happy tears to my eyes. So inspiring that I may actually try cooking! and I'm very lucky to have spent time with them.
Justin already covered some of the yummy things we ate, but there were some crafty things I liked too. After working hard on Fashion Week NYC it was a luxury to be able to do as this window suggested:
This awesome building is The Contemporary Jewish Museum and the colorful Mexican banner from The Museum of Craft and Folk Art.
Right next door is the Indian restaurant Amber where I had butter chicken and met Marisa from Food in Jars, a canning blog: I totally want to try it this winter!I spent quite a while in this exhibit of glass blown sculptures by Loretta Hui-Shan Yang: they were substantial, yet delicate. After the vessel and flower are created separately they need to be joined at just the right temperature, or both pieces will shatter.
I couldn't believe this luscious fountain could be found in the middle of the city!
And yea, it's touristy down at Fisherman's Wharf, but I love the water and the sweet faces of the sea lions. The lobster bisque and dungeness crab I had for lunch were pretty good too.
The Blue Angels were in town for Fleet Week and they roared overhead much to the shock of everyone within miles.
I adored this turtle bread from Boudin Bakery so much that I wouldn't let anyone eat him.
Britex Fabrics has 4 floors of beautiful bolts, patterns, supplies, notions and a very helpful staff and I bought some vintage lace.
At The Ferry Building Marketplace I wanted to fry up these pimientos de Padron right there.
Instead, I got some lemon shortbread from Miette, and later, a very flat, portable umbrella from Kinokuniya in Japantown.
Snapped a cool window display of sewing spools and this crocheted dress at Louis Vuitton
but forget which store created this very large display of paper butterflies and sequins that spanned 3 windows.
At ImagiKnit I bought some soft pink Heather Prime Alpaca. More on that soon...but I wish I could make it to the book signing on November 21st with Twinkie Chan for her new book of Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, cool.
How was the coffee at Little Bird Coffeehouse so good and how did the baristress create this lovely swirl?
Everyone told us it was unusual for it to be so warm (in the 70's!) and in our walks up and down the hills we spied this doggy Halloween costume
and a display of angel cats!
Oh, to be on vacation again...