Wake Up, San Francisco!
"I'm Danny Tanner and I'm Rebecca Donelson!" Que the Full House theme song, anyone?
Just last week, my husband, Robert, and I took a vacation to San Francisco, California. It was my first time in the city, Robert's third, and we had a few things planned.
It was a great trip complete with lots of delicious food, a history lesson at Alcatraz Island, a 10+ mile bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, bar hop in Sausalito, a hunt for the best local coffee shop and of course, lots of SoSis reppin'.
In this blog post, I wanted to share with you my favorite SoSis outfit from the trip. So here I am posing in a back alley on our way out to dinner. Photographer is the talented (and amateur) Robert. I am no fashion blogger, but I'm trying here, sistas. Grace, not perfection - ok?
This outfit is a little out of my comfort zone. Believe it or not, I'm not the biggest strapless bra fan. BUT, Annie Claire made me bring it and I have to admit - I felt confident and very put together. I'm not saying it's because of the outfit, but this was the most fun night of our trip. I think wearing SoSis definitely helped. :)
Here's what I'm wearing: Olive Bodysuit ($36) | White Midi Skirt ($88) | Statement Necklace ($48) | Kirby Sandal ($42) | Strapless Convertible Yummie Bra ($38) | Handbag ($68)
Did I mention we ate our way through the city? I can't write this post without sharing some top notch restaurants that you should try if you're ever in San Fran.
Le Colonial was our first stop on our first night. Recommended to us by one of our best friends Caroline, this French Vietnamese fusion restaurant was really (really) delicious.
When something is named "Best Tacos and Burritos in the World," you better believe Robert will be there. Our Friday lunch stop was here. Yes, we were first in line at La Tequeria at 10:30 a.m.
After a full day of exploring the Mission District, stopping at a chocolate factory for an afternoon snack (because we needed it, right?), and shopping, we boarded the ferry for an evening tour of Alcatraz Island. Here is our view from the boat.
After making our way back to the city by boat at night, we ended day number two with a late dinner at Cotogna - a rustic Italian restaurant in Jackson Square. This picture was my favorite dish of the trip. Recommended to us by our waiter, this is sformato - something I had never heard of. It's sort of like a cheese soufflé. Give. Me. All. The. Cheese.
Saturday morning, I woke up earlier than Robert and made my way to Blue Bottle Coffee - just a few blocks from our hotel. It was delicious and started in Oakland, California. Worth a stop for sure.
I love a good farmer's market. On Saturday, we headed out to Ferry Building Marketplace to enjoy the arts/farmer's market, then lunch. Somehow in between shopping local artists and lunch, I convinced Robert to bike the Golden Gate Bridge (pulled out my best "when else would we do this" argument). So after this tasty sandwich, we rented bikes and biked an "easy" 10 miles to Sausalito.
He didn't like me too much during the ride, but he came around at the end (pictured). We rewarded ourselves with a few beer stops in Sausalito ending our last night with.....
Sushi Ran - a restaurant recommended to us by nearly everyone we know who has been to San Francisco. Ranked one of the top sushi restaurants in the U.S., it did not disappoint. I even had the dessert sampler. Don't mind me. I'll just be over here, increasing my waistline.
Overall, San Fran was a perfect trip right before celebrating Robert and I's 2nd wedding anniversary (April 11th). I'm thankful for the opportunity to travel and for my sister and Carlie (SoSis IRL sista) for holding down the store while I was away.
Reading this and loving the recap, as I sip a beer at one of the most highly touted deep dish spots in Chicago – Lou Manalti’s! I’ll have a full report on Chicago eats for your next trip…. And I wanna be on it!! ;) Love your cute SanFran outfit! Also, I stopped in (and did more damage than intended) at Zara today and was definitely feeling some Sosis vibes in there. Next storefront – Michigan Ave/ the Magnificant Mile? ????
I didn’t know y’all were going!!! Looks like it was a great trip!!
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