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city guide :: san francisco, ca

San Francisco (CA) in the Fall is the best. We missed the torrential downpour that SF had during the last baseball game before the World Series and enjoyed some warm sunshine which we welcomed with opened toe shoes! As you know, there are tons of places to see, eat, visit, etc in San Francisco, but here are a few of the places we visited on this trip (my 10th!). PS. 3 days is not enough!

Tartine :: 600 Guerrero Street :: A small cafe with no signage outside except for a piece of 8.5×11 piece of paper with their hours, but who cares as this place should be renamed baked goods heaven. Somehow I managed to squeeze in two trips filled with flaky croissants, coffee (hot + iced), and a lemon poppyseed cafe.

Trouble Coffee :: 4033 Judah Street and General Store :: 4035 Judah Street :: I follow puglypixel via instagram and know that Trouble Coffee is one of her regular stops. Never ones to turn away from discovering a new coffee shop, we hopped on the tram and headed (WAY) down Judah Street. Great little strip of shops hidden outside of the city and super easy to get to as well. Bring your treats and walk a few blocks down to Golden Gate Park or the beach.

Makeshift Society :: 235 Gough Street :: An amazing space for creatives to work, share, collaborate, or just hang out with each other. A clubhouse for creatives. I won’t say too much about it as you will have to stay tuned for a full post!

Four Barrel Coffee :: 375 Valencia Street :: Nice space with their coffee shop at the front, brew bar on the side, and roastery at the back. A lot of beards behind the counter, but not in a pretentious way and they had great coffee.

The Curiosity Shoppe :: 855 Valencia Street :: This area of SF has really changed over the past years and it looks like there is more to come with construction crews lining the streets. We really fell in love with the Mission District and with so many great shops and places to eat, it wasn’t hard to stay away!

Craftsman and Wolves:: 746 Valencia Street :: Thanks to Donna for the recommendation! A contemporary pâtisserie serving a selection of cakes and pastries that are all immaculately presented.

Pot + Pantry :: 593 Guerrero Street :: I had pinned a picture of their store front and didn’t realize that they were located in SF until we happened to pass by on our way to Tartine. Definitely one of my favourite finds on this trip, but you will have to stay tuned for a full post to see more.

Have some favourite SF spots of your own? Feel free to leave a comment and share them below!

in the city ::

Our time in California is coming to an end, but what an action packed adventure this has been! We used to come down to LA on a yearly basis to work on an event and looking back, we can see how we have changed over the past years. Dare I say matured!? I’m not sure what we used to spend all of our time doing, but now we are chasing down the duo from Big Gay Ice Cream and seeking out those independent shops and eateries via instagram + foursquare feeds.

I have a ton of work ahead of me including organizing all the pictures from the past week. In the meantime, enjoy a few instagram shots. Find me on instagram under lotusevents.

from top to bottom: In croissant heaven at Tartine SF | our place in LA | visiting the Square offices (Did you know that Square is now available in Canada and will be at Got Craft? Read more here) | street art | Venice Beach | still drooling over those pork belly tacos from La Otra Taquiera Escuela | Handsome Coffee

Psst… Can you spot us on Ultrateg‘s blog about Big Gay Ice Cream‘s last day of their LA Pop Up shop?

on the road …

Happy belated birthday to me! Yesterday started off with a breakfast birthday celebration before heading to Seattle for the day. We are sitting at the airport catching up on email before heading to San Francisco until the end of the week and then to Los Angeles on a working holiday. Thanks so much to everybody for the birthday wishes! Will check in soon with -> hopefuly <- some photographs of sun and palm trees! x

photo was taken in London (UK) last year

bouncy balls

I love bouncy balls. They remind me of my youth and playing with them in the school playground. I think they eventually got banned though for being too dangerous? Pretty sure I had some glow in the dark ones that were half green and half blue. So, of course, when I came across these images via A CUP OF JO, I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.

These pictures are taken by Danish photographer Peter Funch whom captured these snapshots from a Sony Bravia commercial shot a few years ago in San Francisco. Limited edition prints are currently available for sale here or see above to watch the video. I can’t say it makes me want to go out and buy a Sony, but it definitely makes me want to find a big bag of bouncy balls!