All seems quiet over here except for the monthly recap of my daily photos, but despite how hard I try, 2014 has not been any less busy than 2013. This weekend in particular, though not entirely planned out to the tee, was delightfully beautiful and full of activity. It was what I would call a Perfect San Francisco Weekend!
Perfect San Francisco Weekend – Saturday
Ryan and I headed over to the San Francisco Opera‘s Costume Shop Sale. It only happens once in a blue moon, so it’s a big deal. Since neither of us had experience with this epic sale, we arrived at 10:45 (rookie mistake – some people wait as early as the night before). Four hours later, we made it into the warehouse where our senses were bombarded by the sheer number of pieces. We were definitely overwhelmed by the wait, the crowd, and the quantity of clothing to sift through, but it was worth it. We hobbled out of there with a dress I can probably wear to the Dickens Fair, two other black dresses, a coat and several vests for Ryan – all under $100.
With Daylight Savings in full effect, the sun was still shining brightly when we were finished up at the sale. With some tasty ice cream (Mango Chile Lime and Lychee Black Tea) from Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous in our bellies, we took Sasha to Fort Funston. It’s safe to say that she enjoyed herself. Her tongue was hanging out of her goofy face by the time we trekked back to our neighborhood. Back on our side of the city, we found ourselves in a dog-friendly neighborhood bar that served both craft beers and fancy cocktails. A few drinks plus sushi for dinner wrapped up our perfect Saturday in the city.
Perfect San Francisco Weekend – Sunday
I’ve been taking on receptionist shifts at a local Pilates/Yoga studio a few Sundays a month, and this was one such morning. The Yoga instructor was a sub and brand new to the studio, so I showed her some of the ropes since I had her beat in experience at the studio by one or two visits. We got to chatting after her class, and she suggested checking out the last day of the Bouquets to Art exhibit at the de Young. Since Ryan and I are members of the museum, I jumped at the idea. We grabbed brunch before heading over to Golden Gate Park.
Every spring for the last thirty years, floral designers have interpreted the works in the museum’s permanent collection and created arrangements based on those interpretations. It was my first time in attendance and probably won’t be my last, so I’m glad I caught the very last day for 2014! Photos were allowed, so of course, I went overboard.
After several hours at the de Young soaking in the Georgia O’keeffe exhibit, Bouquets to Art, and the view of the city up in the tower, I parted ways with my new friend. Several hours is plenty at a museum for me, and it was time for dinner with the family. I’m not particularly excelling at the 2014 resolution to spend more time with family, so I’ll have to work more on that. Delicious food and family time wrapped up the perfect weekend in the city!
How was your weekend?