Wow, this week has flown by! Maybe it's being super busy at work? Or having workouts or plans after work everyday so far? I love it when the work week flies by, but the feeling is NOT mutual for the weekend. Last night, Steven and I headed out for a fun night at the theater. We went to see Wicked at the Orphum Theater near Civic Center. Before the show, we headed to happy hour at Alta CA. They had one cocktail and three wines on their menu along with a few bites for happy hour. I went with a Pinot Grigio that turned out to be an orange wine (who knew that existed?) and Steven had the gin cocktail that was on the happy hour. We also split the deviled eggs. I thought they were delicious! The restaurant was airy and rustic and the bar in the middle was uniquely shaped like a giant triangle. All the food we saw looked delicious, but it was definitely SF priced. Another time! We actually had dinner at Lers Ros Thai in Hayes Valley because we were both craving Thai food. It was also delicious!
We headed to the show and got there and sat and it immediately started. I guess we were later than we imagined! Oops! The show was fantastic. I loved all the songs and the costumes. The dynamic between Glinda and Elphaba was hilarious and they were both so talented. It was so interesting to see the back story they told on how each character got to where they were before Dorothy showed up. I would definitely see it again! Overall, it was a wonderful night with great entertainment AND food. Win!
Hope everyone had nice weekend or in my case a nice LONG weekend. :-) Here's a quick recap on what I was up to this weekend.
I actually woke up bright and early and went to a workout class at BodyRok down in the mission. BodyRok is a machine based Pilates class that lasts 40 minutes. While that may not seem like a long workout... it is killer! I woke up very sore on Saturday. They had the music bumping, so it was a nice, fun way to wake up on my day off. When I got home I rewarded myself with a latte. YUM. I firmly believe that we should only have 4 day work weeks. Having Friday off was amazing!
Later that day, I went down to Palo Alto to see my friend Marissa and watch Carolina play at Old Pro. (I also watched the game on Sunday.) And yay, we are on our way to the final four! Unfortunately, we took NO photos. How unlike us. :-(
Saturday was a very lazy day during the day. Steven had his friend visiting, so I finally convinced them to head out to a beer garden with me. The weather was gorgeous! We walked over to Valley Tavern in Noe Valley. Noe has VERY few bars, but this one has a lovely outdoor patio. They also have trivia there on some week nights!
Saturday night we headed over to Brewcade along Market Street. I guess it's technically in Duboce Triangle. That area of Market is very confusing! Photos are blurry, but inside they have TONS of arcade games. They also have a projector which either plays a movie (the Exorcist last Saturday AHHH) or they have mario cart games set up. FYI- They only have wine and beer, but they have a large beer selection. They also have wine slushies called "Grape Drank". That sounds cute, but it tastes sickeningly sweet to me.
At about 10pm, Adrienne and I said goodbye to everyone and headed to Rickshaw Stop (AGAIN I KNOW) for a 90's party! I think you may be sensing a trend? The party wasn't too crowded which was good since Rickshaw only has 2 bathroom stalls for ladies. Who does this?! The first DJ was AWFUL. The second DJ made up for the first, but he only played for an hour, so it was kind of a bummer. There were some great 90's hits played during that hour though! I would most definitely see the second DJ again.
Sunday was a recovery day in our house. Everyone was a bit over-served on Saturday night. Whoops! I did manage to volunteer, so I feel somewhat accomplished.
Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday! Did you do anything exciting (or relaxing) over the weekend?
Hi all! Happy Friday! How has everyone's week been? I'm writing this post from the comfort of my couch since our office is closed for the day. Wohoo! My week has been a little on the crazy side. Work is super busy and I had a class on Friday. I also hosted a meetup on Tuesday at Marengo on the Alley in the FiDi. They have happy hour from 2:30-5pm, so we definitely missed that. I wonder who they get coming to happy hour at 2:30pm? hah We also did not try any food, but I will be back for the queso. My NC girl heart is aching for some queso!! Has anyone ever tried meetup? I really like it and I've met some of my closest friends through it! It can be a great icebreaker when you move to a new city. Everyone needs friends, right? Since I'm SO behind, I'm going to recap what I did last weekend today. :-)
Friday night after work, I went to a TRX at Wheelhouse to get a quick workout in before starting my weekend. Wheelhouse is a nice studio in the FiDi with nice amenities and great classes. After class, I headed over to the Workshop Cafe to work on my paper before meeting up with some friends for drinks. Workshop Cafe is a work space with hourly-rate WiFi, printers, outlets and plenty of seating. There are also snacks, coffee, beer, and wine.
After working for a bit, I met my friends at Southside Spirit House in SoMA for some drinks. Yay wine!
Saturday I got my hair done in the afternoon. I have yet to have a photo of me with it. Oh well. Maybe soon! After that, I met some Adrienne and her roommate Tiffany for a show! One of their friends does pole dancing and their fitness studio, Entangle & Sway, had a recital for all the women. It was so fun! Very inspiring how strong these ladies were. They also had this cute little wine and snack table set up outside. I would love to try some classes!
After the show (and learning some moves!) we headed over to SF Athletic Club for some dinner. We had nachos, onion rings, and cheese fries. Sooo healthy but soooo good!
I did absolutely NOTHING and it was amazing. I did manage to snap a shot of my Chinese food I ordered. Delicious.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Happy Friday everyone! Also, happy St. Paddy's recovery day! ;-)
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned. I am getting my hair done and I'm so excited! It has been needed for a loooonggg time.
Here are a few things that I have loved this past week.
My friend Britini and I do weekly walks/runs. Here is a photo of the giant bow & arrow sculpture along the embarcadero during our walk Tuesday night. I know daylight savings shifts are hard, but I'm loving how light it is at night now!
I got this recipe for Coconut Ginger Curry from Julie@PB Fingers and it was delicious! I have no idea how I stumbled across it since it's from 2013, but I'm glad I did! I substituted romanesco for regular broccoli because I had some from my Imperfect Produce order. I had never tried romanesco before, so it was great to try something new! Also, it is such a beautiful green! Who knew?!
This is photo that I took like a creeper at a group fitness class I've been attending lately. Ascend Body is a studio in the mission that does group circuit workouts. They also do personal training, but I have never participated in that. The classes are small and the trainers (I had Steven) are so nice and helpful. They are great at suggesting modifications! Also, every time I've been it's always a different workout, so never boring. A+ in my book!
I bought this pasta sauce on a whim from Safeway this week. It was so good! I also love the no sugar added and the small ingredients list. AND it's from Napa. Don't mind that sodium number... YIKES. Still delicious.
This is how my St. Patrick's Day ended... getting a fabulous mission burrito! How very Irish of me?
Have a fabulous weekend y'all!
Ohhh what a weekend! Boyfriend was back from his month long stay in the cold land of Minneapolis, so the weekend was spent mostly with him! I hardly took any photos too, so this will be a relatively quick post.
Friday night I had class and then went straight home. I watched one episode of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and went to bed. WOW. Class until 10pm is a killer of fun.
Saturday, Steven and I went to Subs Inc. in Noe Valley for lunch before my class. I had been craving a sandwich from there for over a week. They have the best dutch crunch bread and homemade hot sauce. Once I got home from class (late! boo!), I quickly showered and got ready to go over to my friend Brittini's game night/house warming party. She now lives in an adorable apartment in Russian Hill with her hubby and two cats. I'm super jealous of her dishwasher! We played Cards Against Humanity and Taboo. Brittini was an amazing hostess and provided delicious cookies and other snacks too. Such a fun night! I was very bad at taking photos that night because we were having such a good time, but I did manage to get one with the hostess. Obviously no glasses of wine had been consumed at this point. ;-) Sorry for the weird quality... it was saved from a snapchat!
We left her game night around 11pm and went to Steven's college friend Katey's (my now friend!) birthday party at Rickshaw Stop. I unfortunately did not take any photos there at all. The party was very fun with lots of dancing and great music!
Sunday was spent mostly indoors watching House of Cards (finally!) and ordering in Thai food (yum!). I did go volunteer with Homeless Cat Network (HNC) which is a regular thing for me. It's an organization that responsibly maintains feral cat colonies through medical care, Trap-Neuter-Return programs, socialization, rescue/adoption programs, and feeding around the bay area. Here's photo of one of the un-shy kitties that is at one of the sites. #crazycatlady
Hope everyone has a great start of their week! Happy Monday!
Hi! I'm Amanda and I've been living in SF for the past 4 years. Originally from North Carolina, I love traveling, planning, exploring new places in SF, group exercise, and wine.