I moved to San Francisco right out of college and have lived there for 7 years. To me San Francisco is the perfect city, great weather (its always cardigan weather!), incredible food, interesting + artsy people, and the best shops I've ever been to. I love the Bay Area and plan on living there forever or at least until it falls into the ocean.
Last month I reserved the day spot for Kirby Cove below the Golden Gate Bridge. So yesterday we hauled a bunch of stuff down to the beach and set up a dinner party. The trickiest part was figuring out the lighting since there are no plugs anywhere. We built a ‘T’ from a wooden pole and then strung battery operated Christmas lights overhead. The tea lights were also LEDs. We had a four course meal including Parsnip Soup, Salad, Risotto, Asparagus, and ice cream sundaes. We heated the food up on a burner at the day site and then brought the pots down to serve the food right before.
All the guests arrived at dusk and we watched as the sky got darker and the city lights got brighter. I don’t think you could have asked for better scenery (or better company.)
[EDIT: For directions and FAQ's about this party go here.]
photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
I know everyone else is sick of Summer but for us it has just arrived. San Francisco gets really warm the end of September beginning of October so we are trying to take advantage of the 85 degree weather(!) We went to Kirby Cove beach with some friends and Paul took some photos with our old polaroid camera.
If you are in the Bay Area tonight stop by and see our art show tonight. It’s going to be so fun. We’ll be eating lots of cake.
September 3, 2010
766 Valencia St
photos from 18 Reason’s facebook album
This wedding is perfect. I’m not just being biased because it takes place in my lovely city. Also, for the record, vintage dresses always win. Every time. More photos right here from the new issue of Weddings. (via Snippet & Ink)
(Little known fact: When I was 20 I was an intern at SF City Hall with the events department there. I think it is the most beautiful building in San Francisco and totally worth a visit if you are in town.)