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!
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!
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!
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.