Wednesday, August 21, 2013

i could get used to a place like this.


Waiting to be seated at Pizzeria Delfina for dinner on Tuesday night:
It was a long wait (we had way too much time on our hands, obviously.)...

Soo worth it. I love this pizza.
We stayed in Marin City (on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge), and our hotel had bikes available to use (for free!) so we took a little ride on Wednesday morning to explore:



Also, our hotel gave out s'mores kits (also for free! We loved this place!) at night, and heaven knows we would never turn down the chance to have a s'more.
We ate at Tartine on Wednesday afternoon, and ended up eating most of our desserts before our actual meal was brought out. Not even complaining...





Driving down Lombard Street (above), and Golden Gate Bridge in all its foggy glory (below).

(Photos from another business trip with Aaron—this time to San Francisco.) 

As we drove into San Francisco last Monday after we picked up our rental car, I was a little bit intimidated, as I am at first with all big cities that I visit—mostly because of the possibility of me having to figure out & actually use public transportation by myself (the horror!). But San Francisco is an easy place to love and it didn't take long for me to warm up to it. And luckily I never had to use public transportation while Aaron was working, thank goodness. We ate sooo much good food, and our hotel in Marin was pretty awesome. Free bikes and s'mores?? Honestly, I'm not sure what more a girl could ask for. 

The s'mores was probably our favorite part of the trip. Us sitting together by the fire, talking and laughing and cooking up our mallows, enjoying our time together and Aaron trying to give me tips on how to cook mine better (haha, he knows I can be impatient sometimes. Always looking out for me, that cutie.). I've said it before and I'll say it again, Aaron & I are just simple folk. There we were right next to a big city, and what we enjoyed most were our walks and bike rides around Marin, and our s'mores nightcaps. Which reminds me, I need to get some marshmallows and graham crackers stat, and put our stove to good use. 

P.S. Aaron's co-worker's wife & I did some shopping while the boys worked, and maybe spent a little too long at Sephora. It started out innocent, just us looking at the nail polishes, but one thing led to another & next thing I know I'm wearing Make Up For Ever's red lipstick! Aaron wouldn't touch me with a 10-foot pole as long as I had it on (exaggerating only kind of...he's slowly coming around on the lipstick thing ;), but it was fun while it lasted. 

24 comments:

  1. SERIOUSLY....your pictures are breathtaking! Makes me want to grab Hubs and the kids and stuff them in the car and demand a spontaneous road trip to San Fran! wow. And you friend, are gorgeous. love the blog, keep it up!

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  2. oh my gosh! all these looks delicious!!! and you look extremely cute!
    glad to see you had a nice time :)

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  3. Lovely photos, Whit! Especially of the plane. I love that one.

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  4. i've got to find this place with the s'more kits.

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  5. Love the red lipstick! And the s'more kit seems like such a fantastic idea. I'm always down for a yummy s'more.

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  6. was that your first time to SF? i seriously love that place. if it weren't so expensive (more $$ than dc, which is hard to believe) i'd move there in 2 seconds. and gorgeous pics!

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    1. thanks hannah! i've actually been to SF a few times before, but was especially nervous this time because i knew i'd have to fend for myself while Aaron was working. but you're right—that place is really awesome and soo expensive!

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  7. Our husbands should be friends--mine makes me warn him hours before I'm about to put on lipstick (so he can get in all his smooches beforehand!) and is way more patient with me on the mallows, so he just ends up making my s'mores for me.

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  8. It's surprisingly SO easy to navigate SF, I've gotten lost loads of times and it's fairly easy to get back to where you meant to go! And don't you just LOVE Delfina?! Always worth the wait, or looking three days before to reserve ;) What a fun getaway! :)

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  9. Oh, god the food. So good looking.

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  10. So many lovely pictures! San Francisco is on the top of my list for places to visit!

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  11. Ha so funny, my hubs is okay with lipstick but not red.
    Sometimes I go for it anyway

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  12. Looks like such a fun trip! I have always wanted to go to SF. (Probably from watching too many episodes of Full House when I was younger!) You can't beat a hotel that gives you free bikes and free s'mores! What hotel did you stay in?

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    1. It was the Holiday Inn in Marin. Free bikes, s'mores, and a little peace & quiet away from the city. Perfect for us! :)

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  13. oooh my goodness! everything looks incredible and now my tummy is growling! pizza! s'mores kits?! flawless ;) and you look beautiful, too!!

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  14. Yum! Totally living vicariously through the food in your post ;) I'm pretty sure if I ever go to SanFran I'm gonna need to stay at this place with the s'mores kit- genius!

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  15. beautiful! What kind of camera are you using?

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    1. thanks Kate! It's a Canon Rebel T2i with just the standard 18-55mm lens.

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  16. those are such great photos, it looks like it was a great trip! and yah for sephora and lipstick! there is no sephora around where i live, but i was just in paris and spent a fortune there!

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  17. San Francisco is such a great city! I find it to be less overwhelming than others. Beautiful photos. And Tartine, so jealous :)

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  18. The San Francisco pictures are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen! I think I've become addicted to your blog.

    Erin

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  19. LOVE the red lipstick... is it MUFE Rouge Artiste Natural N45? Curious, as I want to try it out. :) Thanks!

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    1. it's Make Up For Ever's bright red lipstick..not sure what the name of it is.

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