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!
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!
The "Things I'm lovin' Friday" blog post is a phenomenon that happens all over the blog world. I thought I would try my hand at it. Hopefully I can think of some things I love on a Friday... maybe like tomorrow is Saturday?! I'm so excited for this weekend because I am going to a live music show with a friend and maybe another 90's party. What is up with those in San Francisco? Probably because they are AWESOME. I'll give you guys a run down next week on those events. On to what I'm lovin'!
A friend of mine sent me the Procatinator link earlier this morning because she knows how much I love cats. Be sure to scroll through to the different cats... they are hilarious! Definitely a way to pass the time or procrastinate!
I got these Sloan fitted pants (in the navy combo) from Banana Republic on Tuesday. They were 40% off from the full price, and totally worth it! They fit great and look nice for the office.
This little guy for always keeping me entertained with his cuteness. I told y'all I love cats! This is Finn, the one cat I'm allowed to own. ;-) Boyfriend is allergic. He suffers for love!
Wednesday night, UNC played Duke and UNC lost. Very sad! But what made me happy is a local San Francisco bar, Danny Coyle's serves these blue cups from a famous Chapel Hill bar, He's Not Here. The bar was packed with Carolina fans and although we lost, it was a really fun night!
Well, that's all I have for my first things I'm loving Friday post. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
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.