August 30, 2010

I left my heart in San Francisco


I got into San Francisco late on Wednesday evening, and headed straight to my friend Marc's apartment in Hayes Valley. We took a walk around the neighborhood and had a bite at Absinthe.

The following morning, I walked from his home to the mission. I love all the little architectural details that are intrinsically San Franciscan.

My first destination for the day was Tartine Bakery... of course.

It's hard to make choices at Tartine because everything looks so delicious, smells incredible, and is freshly baked just moments before it is brought to the counter.

Tartine is especially famous for this lovely piece of doughy deliciousness, the Morning Bun. The Morning Bun is a much, much more delicious cousin of a cinnamon bun. It is glazed in citrus and topped with sugar. It's perfect!

Post brunch, I continued meandering the city by myself.

The day concluded with dinner at Foreign Cinema and drinks at The Lex, a queer bar in the mission.

Tartine Bakery | 600 Guerrero Street, at 18th Street
Foreign Cinema | 2534 Mission Street, at 21st Street
The Lex | 3464 19th Street, at Valencia

Psst, there's still time to enter the Marais USA Oxford Giveaway.

All photos in this post were taken with a Canon 5D with a 50 mm lens.


  1. You have such a great eye! I love SF too much.

  2. ohhhh remenber me when i visited SF last year
    a very gorgous city

  3. My hometown! Wish I had known you were traveling to SF - my niece moved there a year ago - and could have joined you and friends for drinks! Always love those pics.

  4. ah i was waiting for this. can't wait for day 2 and beyond!

  5. Is it sad that I'm most drawn to the food pics?!?! LOVE it.

  6. ALL these pics are amazing. you rock my world.

  7. Those pictures look wonderful. Like out of a movie!

    I would LOVE to go to SF one day!



  8. Oh what a pretty blog, I had such a nice time in SF two years ago, I hope you have a wonderful time, Emma à Paris

  9. oh be still my heart. thanks so much for taking me to SanFran <3

    and thanks for following. hope I didn`t miss your email? take care, Anika

  10. i love all of these pictures! san francisco is such an awesome place. i went there two years ago. i hope to go back sometime soon!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous photographs! I'm so fascinated with America, I would absolutely love to travel the whole country top to bottom! Can't beat a cinnamon roll either, in my opionin... my mouth is watering nicely after seeing those cakes, yum!

  12. Thanks all for your sweet sweet comments!!

    Steve - Day 2 is finally up!


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