Last week, handsome husband and I spent five days in the beautiful city of San Francisco. I really do adore visiting there. I love the gorgeous architecture, the mild climate, and especially, I adore the food.
The thing about San Francisco, for me, is that where we have a number of restaurants here in Seattle that serve seasonal, sustainable, local ingredients, in SF it seems to be the norm rather than the exception. Now, don’t get me wrong – I feel incredibly blessed to live in a city whose priority in that regard is growing all of the time. I think that it was the vast number of choices there either for shopping for local and sustainable or restaurants that provided the same. Many butcher counters had photos of the farmers that they purchased their products from. I loved that!
I was really lucky to have a couple of friends there who were willing to spend time with me, touring their city and sharing their favorite food spots. I spent time in the Mission district in well-known establishments (Tartine) and in small, local, less-known spots with delicious food! I also spent two days visiting the Ferry Building – my most anticipated destination when planning this trip. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. While it may be touristy, it offered an incredible selection of shops selling wonderful cheeses and meats and local olive oil, wines and teas and sweets. And then there were bakeries and coffee shops and divine restaurants. If I could have brought one thing home from San Francisco, it would be the Ferry Building. A post will follow soon~
I was also incredibly inspired when it came to my food photography aspirations. I gained clarity on what drives me, what inspires me, and the aesthetic that appeals to me the most. I look forward to expanding my abilities and plan to focus on it in a different way after our time in San Fran.
Have a marvelous week mes amies – it is so nice to be home! Spring is upon us and I have a lot of plans for this little farm of ours!