Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A San Francisco Saturday

My Saturdays usually consist of me lounging around in yoga pants, watching Netflix and cleaning up the house. This past weekend, however, I actually got out and did not just one, but three different events around the city! It was an awesome change, although I was wiped out for a couple of days after.

First stop: brunch! Of course. This week we tried out Just For You Cafe. Beignets, mimosas, breakfast burritos... can't go wrong.


The beignets were cheap ($1.75 each) and fresh from the fryer - yum!


I went with a fresh grapefruit mimosa, and Alex opted for champagne, which came in a water glass and was almost filled to the top. My kind of place!


I got a breakfast burrito, because I crave those way more often than I actually have easy access to them. It was the perfect complement to my sugary beignet and mimosa. 

Next up: the de Young Museum in the heart of Golden Gate Park. There's an exhibit on Jean Paul Gaultier, whose name I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard (spoiler alert: he's the guy behind Madonna's iconic cona bras). I really enjoyed the exhibit. Lots of couture fashion, which isn't usually my thing, but it was really awesome to see it all as works of art. I didn't want to be that guy and take photos of the whole thing, but I got one closeup of a denim and ostrich feather number. It was fantastic and I totally recommend stopping by if you're in SF before August!


The last stop of the night - Hot Glass Cold Beer at Public Glass. Honestly, I think this is one of the coolest things to do in the city. Twenty five bucks gets you a handblown glass or chalice, snacks, demonstrations, and all the beer and wine you want in your lovely new cup.



I picked out the lovely glass above - I love the bold orange rim. As you can see below, there is quite a variety of options.



mmm, IPA.


demos!


I was given a free pendant from one of the demos! I haven't put it on a chain left, but I'm excited to have a wearable souvenir. Alex got a matching one!!



Isn't this amazing? A glass flower inside another pendant. I am just floored whenever I look at it.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled week.. but hey, it could be worse! This week has basically been like Christmas, except Santa is me and all my presents are new platform wedges. Pictures to come soon, I hope!

3 comments:

  1. Aw, beignets ... the one and only time I have ever had one, was when I was in New Orleans. I was in the third grade, but I remember loving them. Yum!
    The glass pendant with a flower is so gorgeous. You seemed to have had a lovely weekend. :)

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  2. Mmm, I would love to go to New Orleans, mostly for the food. It was a lovely weekend, but so tiring! I spent this last one almost entirely at home.

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