Things To Do in San Francisco in the Winter

San Francisco is extremely lucky to have very temperate weather. That affords a certain freedom when it comes to being outside all year round. Most of the things to do in San Francisco in the winter can be done any time of the year, but winter does offer some unique opportunities! San Francisco Bay Cruises I think one of the most important things to mention is that there just aren't as … [Read more...]

San Francisco for the Holidays

San Francisco for the holidays doesn't get any better! So if you are in the city this holiday season, you might want to check out the following things to do, see, eat or drink. Things to Do Our [usually] mild weather lends the opportunity to do a lot more outdoors things and take in more of the gorgeous city! Winter Walk SF > Winter Walk SF is an open plaza in the heart of Union … [Read more...]

5 Places to Eat Oysters in San Francisco

It's oyster season in San Francisco! And, along with the dungeness crab season that comes later in November, it is one of my favorite times of year in the Bay Area! San Francisco is lucky to have oysters all year round, but at this time of year there are far more varieties to choose from. I wanted to share my favorites so here are 5 places to eat oysters in San Francisco. And maybe, just maybe, … [Read more...]

Best Burmese Food in San Francisco

It's been awhile since we left San Francisco and began our year-long road trip. But I think about all the wonderful cuisines that the city by the bay has to offer each and every day! That's why I am thrilled to bring you a guest post from Julia of Small World This Is about her favorite San Francisco cuisine, Burmese.  She's sharing her picks for the best Burmese food in San Francisco and I have … [Read more...]

Baked Bear in San Francisco – Custom-made Ice Cream Sandwiches

San Francisco has no shortage of really great ice cream establishments. In fact I'd say we're pretty much connoisseurs - we want unique flavors and fresh, local ingredients and we're usually willing to pay top dollar - or maybe it's just because we're used to it. Either way, we are definitely spoiled! But the great thing about San Francisco and its culinary delights, we always welcome more.  So … [Read more...]

My San Francisco Fairmont Staycation with Stearns & Foster

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Stearns & Foster, but (as always) the content and opinions expressed here are all mine. Sadly, Stearns & Foster (along with Jetsetter) didn't send me to Venice to try out the wonderful trip they were giving away in their perfectly crafted sweepstakes.  But, Stearns & Foster DID treat me to an amazing staycation in the iconic Fairmont Hotel … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Marina with Melissa

Everybody dreams of little by the water and while San Francisco is on the bay and there is access to it from several areas in the city, the best place to be near it up close is to be in the Marina.  You might have to fight the tourists on the weekends for its awesome green space and water access, but it well worth it whether you are walking or biking. I am very, very lucky to have Melissa of … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s Hayes Valley with Victoria

I have been going to Hayes Valley once a month for the last 7 years.  My amazing, adorable and very talented hair stylist has his shop in this neighborhood right across the street from SF Jazz.  It is an eclectic area with really great restaurants (you know how I love my food!).  But there are a ton of spots I have yet to visit, and for that I look to an expert. San Francisco is often quoted as … [Read more...]

My It’s-IT Story

Happy [almost] National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! I thought I would share a story about a very special ice cream sandwich. As you well know, I grew up a military brat. I lived all over the country and all over the world, which meant that we didn’t see our extended family, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, very often. So as you can imagine, trips to see my grandparents were pretty special. … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – Sean Timberlake of Punk Domestics

I met Sean Timberlake, Founder, Punk Domestics at Blogher14 in San Jose. I was waiting to have a blog critique from the talented Annaliese Zijderveld (I recently shared her fabulous new book, Steeped in J’adore #60), when in walked Irvin Lin of Eat The Love, a food blogger that I am a huge fan of, and Sean. I had not met Sean but he had been mentioned multiple times in 2 breakout sessions I had … [Read more...]