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A San Francisco Treat

3 Sep

On a recent trip to San Francisco I found myself spending the majority of my free time wandering up and down Union Street. Sampling the treats, exploring the cute hidden shops, perusing the incredible antique stores… It was the perfect lazy Saturday afternoon. A few things that caught my eye and I cannot wait to see again:

We stepped into this darling little bakery owned by two brothers to grab a bottle of water and ended up chowing down on the best cream puff I’ve had since my mom made her first and last attempt at creating home-made cream puffs over 15 years ago (more recent versions have sadly ended up being the Costco-bought frozen variety). Pacific Puffs located on Union Street is owned and operated by two brothers who noticed an abundance of cupcake joints popping up and decided to utilize Grannie’s tried-but-true Cream Puff recipes resulting in a cute little joint with simply 6 different types of puffs. Suggestion: the “Classic Puff” consisting of a freshly baked choux pastry puff filled with a light and sweet mixture of vanilla custard and whipped cream, then topped with a thick chocolate glaze. Mmmm.

Market flower shops literally adorn every single corner along Union Street, and the selections are always lovely.

By far some of the yummiest fish tacos I have ever had from Nettie’s Crab Shack in San Francisco – it was the two different types of salsa that made these oh-so-delish. Although my all-time favorite still remains: the grilled fish tacos from Pier 46 Seafood in Templeton, CA.

Scrumptious little “Christopher Elbow” Lemon Marmalade chocolate topped with a White Chocolate Lemon Ganache by artisan chocolate company Cocoa Bella. There was so many to choose from it was hard to pick just one.

Fell in love with this lone green bench overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Until next time San Francisco.

What a Peach

25 Aug

Off for some more wine-related work and a little bit of fun in lovely Atlanta, Georgia! What is on my to-do list for this voyage?

Eating At:¬†Locavore hotspot Farm255. The Central Coast may be a mecca for straight-from-the-farm grub, but it is always fun to delight in faire from other locales. Plus, who could resist eating from the adorable “Farm Cart” out front?

Wishing I could meet: Ashley Meaders Рthis darling little lady is about as crafty as they come!

Checking Out: The Foodies and Fashionistas Event at Market in Buckhead.

I Heart SF

21 Aug

The hubby and I have packed our rental and are headed to the city for a little fun and a lot of wine-related work. We have a short window to explore San Fran but as always, I have prepared an intense itinerary filled with fun, fabulous things. My must-do list is as follows:

AM Grub:

Rex Cafe

Main Meals:

The Salt House

Sons & Daughters

Netties Crab Shack

Cocktails:

Buckshot

Spending $$$:

The Perish Trust

Britex Fabrics

The General Store

Taking In:

California Academy of Sciences

And if there are any other SF suggestions, please do pass them along! XO.