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.
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.)
Zach Houston is a poet who runs the Poem Store. Basically he will write you a poem in exchange for money. We ran into Zach sitting in front of the Ferry Building on Saturday and I asked him to write a poem about Paul. I told him he was a landscape artist and this is what he wrote. We thought it was so nice. (Here is an article about Zach from the SF Chronicle.) I love it when people do fun and creative things. (I would love to hire him to have at a party.)
I was able to take advantage of the Heath Ceramics sale last weekend. I’d been saving up for new dishes since their last sale 6 months ago. We are spoiled here in the Bay Area because we can go to the Factory Store in Sausalito where they sell their seconds (dishes with small imperfections). I get excited every time I open my cupboards and see the dishes all pretty and organized. If you aren’t familiar with Heath you can read their story here. The next sale is around Thanksgiving.
I’ve been really inspired by food lately, especially good quality ingredients. I stopped by the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building this morning and picked up some groceries. Sometimes I forget how much better the food is there. The strawberries were the most flavorful I’ve ever had and the peppery arugula was so full of flavor it was completely different from the stuff I buy at the grocery store. I also picked up some freshly churned butter and pretty eggs (which I totally bought just because they were beautiful.) I spend more than I do at the grocery store but it feels like my quality of life goes up significantly. Have you been going to your local farmer’s market this Spring?
photo of eggs at Boulette’s Larder by heyK8