Tour de Cocktails (San Francisco Trip)

A view from the end of the Golden Gate Bridge looking toward Sausalito.

“I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved.” – Mark Twain Last month, I had the pleasure of joining two friends, Kevin and Jamie, on a journey to San Francisco. Departing from Chicago, we would’ve taken any weather over 40 degrees, but were fortunate to have landed on the first more »

Cali Days | Coit Tower

though jamie and i tried our best to avoid any tourist-trap locales, we couldn’t resist the historic coit tower.  the view from the tower was stunning, but the line was quite long and there is a small fee to enter.  we enjoyed the walk up telegraph hill more than the tower itself.  so, if you don’t more »

||| cali days | dinner in oakland |||

We wanted to get a full feel of SF during our visit, so we crossed the bay for dinner in Jack London Square (Oakland, CA). I highly recommend taking the ferry ride for breathtaking views of the city (and I got to wear my new salmon Madewell jeans and my Old Navy espadrilles for an extra boat-ready more »

Cali Days | Graphic Signs

I’m back!  I’ve been enjoying California to the fullest!  Between the beauty of the Golden State and my obsession with my new camera, I took a shocking 1,300 pictures last week!  Look out for other California posts that capture all the high points of my trip.  (And ideas for those of you who will be more »