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!
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!
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!
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.