tidbits of san francisco

over winter break i went on a weekend excursion to the bay area with mi mama and mi hermana! had a blast walking everywhere, taking the muni and bart aka public transportation, and taking in the views and FOOD! we all knocked out pretty early every night because of exhaustion, but we were ready to take on the city early in the morning! we stayed at the st. regis hotel and loved the modern decor, proximity to union square which made it easy to navigate SF, and the views! here are little glimpses into how i spent my time there 🙂


view from the hotel!


fall at embarcadero!

after walking through ghiradelli square, hello golden gate bridge!DSC_2549

as we walk to lombard st…. the views are breathtaking. i could lay out a cot and chill on a rooftop 😉

being super tourists! YEAH!

trees outside the de Young museum! barren yet beautiful.


went to zazie’s for brunch! quaint cozy place with wholesome TASTY food! above is the gingerbread pancake with lemon curd and poached pear!


eggs rue de rosiers. over-easy eggs hiding the spinach bacon polenta with a side of home fries with chunks of garlic

walking around and loving the tiny leaves!DSC_2116

bay bridge peeking through on the way to the ferry building!


love all the booths in the ferry building! i wanted to eat all these vegan donuts! the colors and flavas!! AHHH!


i could live here.


sister with salami cone!!! all day err’dayDSC_2183

hog island oyster co. HAPPY HOUR! clam chowder with fresh clams and creamy broth with bacon bits! can’t go back to canned clam chowder!DSC_2170

time to shuck! DSC_2175

you MUST get the oysters here! happy hour=seriously win win! craving this everyday…

quick breakfast at la boulange! petite sandwich with mixed olives and mustard.

coq au vin. hearty breakfast!DSC_2214

the highlight of la boulangerie is their BOWLS of coffee! i think it wasn’t enough for my mom hahahaDSC_2242

going through yerba buena park. afternoon stroll. DSC_2266

SF MOMA! traverse through the floors of exhibits! DSC_2330

i was re-inspired to paint pop-art again after seeing this collection.


i found waldo too! DSC_2408

mode of transportation. instagram crazy. fun and convenient way to see the city.DSC_2506

walking through pier 39. sunny and FREEZING! yes!DSC_2615

went to dinner at bluestem brasserie. ribeye.DSC_2617

duck confit salad with chunks of BACON and fried duck egg.DSC_2628

scallops and sweet potato latkes? veggies? something of the sort? i dunno but the scallops melted in my mouth.mmm….DSC_2635

dessert! SQUIRREL! vanilla ice cream, persimmon gelee, pears… can’t recall since i scarfed it down too quickly..


peeking through the fence to the view of the ocean in the distance! lovelovelove i wanted to tumble down the houses hahhaDSC_2797

tiled steps! my mom complained about our crazy walk to the steps, from hills to more hills hehe good thing she is fit from her zumba classes!DSC_2806

walking through chinatown! DSC_2810

must try hand-sized egg tarts from golden gate bakery! flaky crust and smooth custard. freshly baked and warm!DSC_2817

and the duck from R & G lounge! crispy skin and warm buns heh heh heh


hope you enjoyed my trip as much as i did! couldn’t post all the pics but i hope the peeks into the trip will suffice hehe




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