I had the ultimate tour of San Francisco today thanks to two gorgeous bloggers.
Annie of Poetic & Chic:
- Showed me around the city in a zip car.
- Invited me to her lovely apartment, where I admired the beautiful jackets she is working on for her Etsy shop.
- Treated me to a drink at a fancy hot chocolate place. (I had Chocolate Thai Iced Tea. She had Spicy Hot Chocolate.)
- Took me window shopping on Fillmore and, like ENC and K-Line, tried to convince me that EVERY color goes with navy. I still feel dubious about this.
- Finished up our part of the day with a glass of white wine.
I foolishly neglected to have someone take a picture of us in our coordinated Target tops (hers by Thakoon and mine by Temperley) before Annie put me on a bus and sent me to Mai of Fashionist. Mai is a street-style photographer, so I surprised her in a boring way when I showed up in jeans and a Target sweater. But, as I told her, my daytime style effort is limited to the wearing of red lipstick, heels and jewelry. I don’t put much effort into what falls in between those items.
Despite my appearance, Mai gave me a tour of the Mission neighborhood and:
- Brought me to her apartment where we played Boggle while waiting to get to the top of the list at nearby Mission Street Food. The restaurant is more like a happening that takes over a Chinese restaurant on Thursday and Saturday nights. Profits are donated to charity, and local chefs serve great food very inexpensively. Last night, the chefs were from Nopa, which is the very hot restaurant we tried and failed to get a reservation at the night before.
- Took me to Bi-Rite Creamery for the salted caramel ice cream.
- Took me to the Receiver Gallery to see the pleasantly perverted work of the artist Porous Walker. While Mai was buying a piece of art, a guy walked over and politely handed me a silver dollar. I’m not sure if it was the artist or just a dude who likes to share the joy of silver dollars, but either way, I’ll save it as a souvenir.
Mai and Karen, one of the folks behind Mission Street Food
Detail of a Porous Walker work made with hundreds (thousands?) of plastic toys
I’m thinking Annie and Mai should start the Annie & Mai San Francisco Tour Agency. If they do, make sure to book early. They’re going to be more popular than Nopa.
UPDATED TO ADD: Check out Annie’s photo of me in the Target sweater here.