Monday, January 23, 2012

Jury duty, cocktails, and ramen

Met Kara and Lynn at Southpaw BBQ for my current fave cocktail -- the Hunny Bunny (red pepper, carrot, and orange juice, agave, and mezcal with a cayenne salt rim).

Followed by ramen at Bar Tartine for Hapa Ramen's pop-up.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Red & Gold

The Ferry Building

Coit Tower

Offices Downtown

The city was lit up with red and gold for the 49ers NFC Championship game. The city looked great. The 49ers? Not so much.

San Francisco, CA

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday Baking

Morning walk to climb the stairs in the neighborhood. View from the top of Grandview Park. After the walk I met Eleanor for breakfast at the Manor Coffee Shop (aka The Old Lady Cafe)

Baking experiments! Bourbon brown butter brownies, anyone?

After all of this I met up with Becca where we had a crazy night galavanting around the Marina. That's right, the Marina!

San Francisco, CA

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Fun

Lunch excursion to Pearl's for burgers with Paige, Mike, & Elliott

Drinks, food, and good times at Jen's with Becca, Jeni, and Jen.

San Francisco, CA

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dinner with Kara

Wine, pizza, and catching up with Kara at Local

San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Civic Center Farmer's Market

In search of quince. No luck, but I did buy some lemongrass to play with.

San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sun setting over Ocean Beach

I took a walk in my neighborhood tonight before the sun set. (Yay for the days getting ever-so-slightly longer!) This is a view of the sun setting over Ocean Beach taken from Granville Park (aka Turtle Hill). Now I really need to motivate and work on some personal projects. I've been putzing around too much since I've gotten back from my walk.

San Francisco, CA

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Fancy Foods Show

Anna eats meat now! This is still weird to me.


How ridiculously cute are these cookies?!

Allegedly these are the hot trends in pastry for 2012

Love these thimbles that come in boxes of Japanese cookies

It's a drink shower!

Slap "Brooklyn" on your label and you have an instant best seller! Seriously, though, I really liked these Brooklyn Brine Co. pickles and the founder/maker of the pickles was super nice.

All of the pickles at the show made me think of the "We can pickle that" skit from last week's Season 2 opener of Portlandia. Have you scene it yet? If not, report to this video immediately. Also, in Googling the video clip I discovered that Portlandia created a way to "pickle" websites. Check out what my blog looks like pickled!

San Francisco, CA

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A weekend full of baking

The wedding cake I made for my friend Liz's wedding

Cupcakes I made for a workshop at The Teahouse Studio
Anna made the super cute signs for me

The Teahouse Studio is a super cute space and they offer a lot of great workshops -- I know, I attended one!

Berkeley, CA

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Housewarming Party

My manager's cute house in Bernal Heights

Loved this fabric bowl filled with yarn

San Francisco, CA

Friday, January 13, 2012

Dinner with Eleanor

Dinner tonight with Eleanor at Tommaso's to celebrate Friday the 13th
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bottles of Bitters at the Burritt Room

Drinks at the Burritt Room (my current fave bar in SF) with Olga and her fun friends followed by hanging out with the girls at JJ's place.
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Aura

I present my current aura, as drawn by June. I had my reading with her tonight and it was very insightful!
Pacifica, CA

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bourbon Steak & Marlowe!

Aviation & Black Truffle popcorn at Michael Minna's Bourbon Steak in the Westin St. Francis with Olga. Much needed after a long day of jury selection! Followed by a gluttonous dinner at Marlowe with Olga and new friends Dana & Jennifer.
San Francisco, CA

Monday, January 9, 2012

Jury Duty!!

Today I was called to the Hall of Justice on Bryant St. to report for jury duty. I got their early and was sitting in front of the Hall right in front of the tree in the foreground in this photo. A crazy situation arose. Story to come . . .
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, January 8, 2012

SF Insight Meditation

My first time checking out the SF Insight Meditation Community
First Unitarian Universalist Church
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Scenes from Jeni's Bridal Shower

Red velvet cupcakes I made for the shower

Jacquie & Jen

Joe, Jacquie & Sharon

Jeni & Ariel

Awesome spread of food Jeni made

It's a salad bowl!

Sharon making Jeni's bow bouquet

Susan, Naomi & Jeni with "Mark"

Robyn & Jeni singing "their song"

Jacquie, Becca, Emma & JJ -- love this shot!

San Francisco, CA

Friday, January 6, 2012

Jim's Birthday

Celebrating Jim's Birthday! Unfortunately I started feeling very sick shortly after I took this photo and I had to leave the party. I made it home just in time to puke my guts out. Ugh! Stomach flu or food poisoning? I'm not sure but I was sick as a dog.
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Yerba Buena at night

Walking Union Square to do some shopping after swimming
San Francisco, CA