Marcus and I have just had the pleasure of a very short break in San Francisco, without the children!!?! This is the first time we have been away without them and much as I missed them is was heaven. Listed below are some of the highlights of our trip:
Traveling BA First… We were lucky to be able to buy our tickets on BA Miles (my husband travels a lot with work) and so enjoy the pure pleasure that is BA First Long Haul with very little cost. Apart from the champagne, the excellent food and the fact that the lovely Cabin Crew changed my seat into a bed in about 5 seconds, I was a very happy camper to get another Anya Hindmarch First washbag to add to my ever growing collection. I love Anya H and I was the lucky recipient of a ‘Be-A-Bag‘ many years ago as a gift from my sister, I have since managed to collect a number of the First Washbags (mostly from my husband cheekily asking the C. Crew if he could have one whilst traveling business). The latest is black velvet with a retro black & white print inside – love it!
Eating breakfast at Dotties…my husband found this highly recommended cafe and although we had to wait a while for a table (the queues are legendary) in a slightly dodgy area not far from Union Square it was well worth it. The interior is a mixture of retro and kitsch with old photos and jazz. The food is amazing and very generous portions – I did not come back thinner from this trip.
Visiting Britex Fabrics off Union Square… not the cheapest by any means but four floors of fabric heaven. Although really famous for fashion fabrics they do stock a number of Quilting lines. I took a sneaky peak at the price of Liberty Tana Lawn – $50/yrd!!! Although not a massive saving the quilting fabrics are about $9/yrd so a bit cheaper than the UK imports. (If you look closely I am waiting for my fabric to be cut).
Walking in Muir Woods…to view the ancient redwood trees. Amazingly beautiful.
Wine Tasting in Napa Valley…it looks a bit like the Yorkshire Dales but with different trees…weird, I wasn’t expecting that (Marcus laughed a LOT when I managed to make a Yorkshire reference whilst in California).
Visiting the Google Campus…I have to put this into the post as it’s who M works for and part of his cunning plan to visit CA was the show me how cool it is. And it is cool, very much so, in fact ‘awesome’ as M would say.
We didn’t have time to visit Alcatraz (pre-book your tickets) but we did go to Fisherman’s Wharf to eat some Clam Chowder and we spent a morning walking around Golden Gate Park which is well worth a visit. There is so much more to do but I’ll leave it there before I bore you.