Happy hump day everyone! These are the last few weeks of school and everything has been super busy. That doesn't mean I don't have time for fun... just less time to write! It can often be difficult to write for fun when you have to write so much for school. Such a bummer! Anyway, I have a few recaps of fun things I did last week and this past weekend. Hopefully you'll be inspired!
Wednesday, I met Steven at a bar to watch the Kings v. Sharks game after I attended a Guns, Delts & Abs workout at Rouge & Saint. The workout was intense! This one is always difficult for me because it involves running, but this week, it was extra hard! Maybe I was extra tired? After class we met at Giordano Bros in the Mission. I got this beauty of a sandwich. French fries on a sandwich? Yes, please!
On Thursday, I attended a meet up with some lovely ladies. The meet up was hosted at my friend Julia's house and it was a wine & cheese party. Every attendee brought a different kind of cheese. Man, what a spread! SO MUCH CHEESE. It was basically heaven.
After not doing much on Friday night, I was ready to party on Saturday! Well not so much party... more like brunch. Or in this case, a workout plus 6 hour brunch festival. Adrienne and I hit up a BodyRok Pilates class in the mission on Saturday at 11am. It was not my favorite class ever, but I was sore the next day. Must have worked on something? Ha! After, we headed over to El Techo (Lolinda's rooftop). We of course got the guacamole and then split a quesadilla. The food was great, but everyone knows you go here for the ambiance! It was a beautiful, clear day, so we got great views of the city. We also both tried the mimosa of the day - watermelon. It was good, but after, I switched to straight champagne. ;-)
After such a fun day on Saturday, it was early to bed for me! Sunday, I woke up early and attended a meeting on campus for school. After the meeting, I headed over to Golden Gate Park to meet Marissa at the De Young Museum. We went to see the Oscar de la Renta exhibit that is currently on display there. While I thought the tickets were a bit pricey, everything was absolutely beautiful and they had lot of pieces on display. I loved how they had both new and old designs too. It was so cool to see his progression and phases that he went through as a designer.
We were both starving after the tour, so we headed towards Hecho on market. We had more (or I had more) Mexican food (guacamole again!) We ended our evening with a few more drinks at Churchill. They have happy hour on Sunday afternoon from 2-6pm. Win!
Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!
San Francisco was absolutely lovely this weekend! Here's a few highlights from the weekend since I did not document very well and had school.
Dinner at Scotland Yard (again, I know!). Steven and I had a Gilt deal. I was good, but I've never had such a salty kale salad in all my life!
Wine across the street at Reed & Greenough. They have happy hour until 7pm (and ALL DAY Sunday).
Night out with the gals at DNA/Bootie.
Kitten photo of the weekend. Every cat loves a good cardboard box.
Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!
I'm a bit delayed on the weekend update, but here goes nothing!
Friday night, Steven and I went the the Dodgers verses Giants game at AT&T park. I got him tickets for his birthday since he is a huge Dodgers fan. We headed over to happy hour at Local Tap before the game. Normally, the bar has a happy hour... looks like since there was a game, they decided that happy hour prices weren't needed! I believe the normal happy hour is Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm and they have $5 appetizers,$5 wine, and other drink specials. Bummer! We still stayed since the bars around the ballpark were packed! We got a few rounds of drinks plus the cheese curds and the chicken wings. The cheese curds were good, but who doesn't love fried cheese dipped in marinara? The wings were ok, but they were also $10 for 5 wings. Crazy!! Afterwards, we headed to the game. Luckily, I bought tickets that were covered in club level because it was raining! The game was really fun, and I may have had a few more drinks while there! Oops! #noregrets
Saturday morning, I headed to a Burn class on market street with Adrienne. Burn is a Pilates, weights, and cardio class combined. They do rounds of weights (and spring board resistance) with cardio in between each round. The wall spring board is a fun way to break up normal dumbbell toning. The class is 55 minutes long, so the perfect amount of time for me. I had been burned out (HAHA) on this class late last year, so I had not been in awhile. This time, class was fun, challenging, and really made me sweat. If you know me, sweat is hard to come by! Afterwards, we headed over to Hayes Valley for some lunch or brunch as it turned out! We went to The Lunch Pad which is actually inside of Noir Lounge. The Lunch Pad is open everyday until 2:30pm and then after it closes the restaurant returns back to being Noir Lounge. Kind of confusing. What's more confusing is that The Lunch Pad does not serve alcohol, but it is inside of a full bar. Such a tease! We both got the jalapeno biscuit with bacon, egg, and cheese. It was delicious! I would definitely recommend having lunch here, but just don't expect a drink. ;-)
Sunday, I volunteered in the morning and then met my friend Karen for brunch. Our brunch turned into a drinking tour of the mission, but it was super fun! We had brunch at Buttermilk Southern Kitchen. I felt my breakfast was just ok, but Karen said her waffle was delicious! They also had a few different flavors of mimosa which was cool. I had pineapple and Karen had pomegranate. YUM!
Next we headed over to Myriad on mission. The bartender there was super friendly and made beautiful drinks! I had the Ruby Slipper (which is actually the tall peach colored drink) and Karen had the Bollywood Tea. Karen had her drink made with almond milk and while still a lovely color, the original drink with cream is a very light lilac. I've never seen a drink such a pretty light purple color before! I should have snapped a photo.
After Myriad, we headed over to El Techo rooftop bar. We each had a glass of rose and a spectacular view of the city.
Finally, we each had one more drink at Teeth SF (formerally Dr. Teeth). WOW, what a day. It really didn't seem like we'd been out for 6 hours... time flies when your chatting with friends. ;-)
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week thus far!
Happy Friday everyone! Today has been a beautiful week in the bay area. It was 80 degrees in SF on Wednesday! Crazy! I must have jinxed the weather with my comment about no rain because it is suppose to rain tonight and Saturday. Sadness. :-( I always say I don't mind if it rains... while I'm at work in the office. I snapped this photo of the Mission Dolores Church while walking home from a workout this week. The small building to the left is the oldest European building in San Francisco. I just read that Dolores is Spanish for sorrow/sorrowful. It makes me laugh because normally the opposite is happening at Dolores Park.
Tuesday was Steven's birthday, so we headed out to the lower haight after I got off work for some libations. We went to Toronado & Noc Noc for happy hour. Both of these bars have lots of beers on tap. Toronado is only beer, but Noc Noc has wine (and sake) too. I think both places the happy hour lasted until 6:30pm. Afterwards, we headed to Uva Enoteca for some delicious Italian food. We both started out with wine and a cheese plate. The cheese plate was 3 cheese for $15 and they were pretty large servings. I've seen skimpy cheese plates! Then for our main course, I got the pasta pomodoro and Steven had the boar bolognese lasagna. Both were SO good. The sauces were delicious and the pasta was cooked perfectly. Also, our waitress was delightful! I will definitely be back to Uva Enoteca.
This isn't THE cupcake I had on Tuesday, but it is a cupcake. I always say I'm not a dessert person until I eat a cupcake again. haha
I saw this on Instagram the other day, and I had to send it to basically every single girlfriend I have. Hilarious.
I got this update last Friday. I saw it again saved in my photos today and laughed again. Quite the breaking news, CNN... HAH
Everyone have a great weekend! I'm hoping the rain will hold off for tonight because we are going to an outdoor event. Fingers crossed!
Spring time has finally sprung in the bay area. The days are getting warmer & longer and finally no more constant rain. This weekend was a short one because of classes on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, I did get a wine delivery from Club W. I decided to cancel the service though because they don't let you skip a few months at a time. This wine delivery was definitely a surprise and I don't like surprise monetary deductions. I also had to lug it home from work which was not fun! It is fun to try new labels and varietals though, so maybe one day I'll subscribe again.
Saturday after class, I rushed home to watch the UNC basketball game. We won! And unfortunately we didn't win last night #sadtarheel. That night my friend, Marissa, and I went out in the Marina. I RARELY go out in the marina, but we decided to give it a try. Our first stop was Eastside West Bar. It was WAY too crowded, but at least there was no cover. We only hung out for a bit before we decided we needed more space and less people running into us. We headed over to HiFi which a smaller bar with a dance floor. We had so much fun there! It was very laid back, the bartenders were super friendly, and way less crowded. We also had an intense coaster throwing contest with the bartenders, so overall great fun! :-)
Sunday afternoon, I crawled out of bed (man, I'm old... can't handle being over-served!) and met Adrienne out at Off the Grid in the Presidio. It was a wonderful sunny day, but was quite chilly when the wind blew. I'm also not sure if it was because of opening day, but OMG it was packed! We found the shortest line possible and waited there for at least 30 minutes before ordering. We both got food from SugerFoot BBQ. It was good food but not what I was craving. We enjoyed the sun for awhile and split a bottle of wine. Hopefully if we go again the crowds won't be as insane!
The rest of Sunday was spent at home while catching up on Netflix. Yesterday, I actaully did something fun for it being a Monday. I met Steven and a few other friends at HiTops which is a sportsbar in the Castro to watch the Carolina game. Also, the Carolina loss. :-( What a let down! Oh well, still proud to be a Tarheel! One thing that made the night better were the wings. HiTops has amazing wing sauce! I loved it.
It's Steven's birthday tonight, so I'll be doing something fun again! Have an amazing week y'all!
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.