San Francisco stole my heart…

…and I wasn’t even expecting it to. (But isn’t that how love works?) I actually hopped on the plane with ZERO expectations, really excited to see my girl Lizzie, and the city blew me away. Already excited to get back there!


I don’t know if you all care what we did for 3 days, but I’m sure at least my mom & grandma do, so I’ll share.

I flew in Saturday afternoon (the flight from SNA —> SFO was 58 minutes!) and Lizzie swooped me at the airport. We immediately headed to the Golden Gate Bridge since it was a gorgeous day. Plus all the traffic gave us time to catch up 🙂

After we headed back to her place to hang out, have a snack, make some plans & change clothes. (Sidenote: both of us live with two men, so it was refreshing for someone to actually care about my outfit haha).

Saturday night we had dinner at Tacolicious, which of course made me happy, as Mexican is my FAVORITE type of food. While waiting for a table we snapped a picture in front of this gorgeous mural (tourist alert!)

FullSizeRendersneakers // dress // similar jacket // clutch

and explored Thread Lounge, an awesome boutique with items the owner collects from her travels all over the world.


After a delicious dinner (and a Golden State win), we met up with some friends (mostly Michigan transplants!) headed out to handful of bars in the Mission area. I would tell you which bars, but I was blindly following & not paying attention. Whoops.

Lark SF outfit

similar top // jeans // similar earrings // similar purse // watch

Sunday we started our day with brunch at Lark and it was delicious. The best part? no WAIT. None! and we showed up at 12pm. Which is great, because by the time I get to brunch I’m starving, so waiting another hour usually throws me over the edge to hangry, unable to form sentences Maddy. Oh, and they had $13 bottomless mimosas, which no one in the group was mad about.

Everyone loved their food, and we all got something different. Price point is definitely reasonable for brunch in an expensive city (in my opinion) and I would recommend!

Afterward we walked over to Dolores Park & spent a good chunk of the day here (basically until we all got hungry again). It’s a prime time spot for people watching.

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sandals // I wear these ALL the time

After leaving Dolores park, we walked to a beer garden called Zeitgeist with a massive (and crowded) outdoor patio area. On the trip I discovered how BAD I am at pinball. I really thought my hand-eye coordination was better.

J.Crew Striped OTS

outfit details linked below!

This is the last picture I took on Sunday, but I was really digging this abstract, colorful bear painting at Orenchi, where we had dinner. (Sidenote: Their edamame was delicious, as well as their saki!)

J.Crew Factory Striped Top

Monday (Memorial Day) was my last day there and we spent majority of the day outside, which made me a very happy camper. We started strong with coffee & bagels from a local coffee shop, Central Coffee, and Asher watering some flowers 🙂

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Lizzie is training for a half marathon, so after breakfast we ran & walked 6ish miles through Golden Gate Park. Exploring on foot is definitely my favorite, and the park wasn’t really hilly (amen.)

SF 1 Golden Gate Park Path San Francisco

Once we pulled ourselves together post run we headed to the Marina district at tried Blue Barn for lunch. I would highly recommend the “Kickin’ Chicken” sandwich. It was delicious & oh so messy. I think I finished about 2/3 of it and was full until I got home.

We walked off our my foodbaby after, enjoying the sunshine and exploring things like the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (below).

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And then I sadly had to head back to the airport. Where I watched a woman get escorted by 3 police off our flight back to Orange County. (But that’s a story for another day!)

If you read this whole post, congrats! Hopefully you try out one of the restaurants I mentioned if you’re heading to SF.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


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