Friday, January 29, 2010

Doggie dates with my imaginary hound

When I was brainstorming ideas for this blog, I thought a great theme would be "dog-friendly in SF".  For example, dog-friendly parks, walks, restaurants, events, apartment buildings, best puppy day care, grooming, etc.  Only problem - I don't have a pup!

I am a huge dog lover and I often ponder about what it would be like to have a canine in the city.  Clearly, I am not the first to hone in on this topic.  There are a million resources out there about dog-friendly everything, but many are geared toward travelers and not locals.  I did some digging and these were my favorite dog-friendly activities in SF:

For now, I will continue to pretend I have a 4 legged friend as a stroll the urban landscape.  I'm fairly certain I will be part of the San Francisco dog club one glorious day :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Simply Saturday

This past weekend was pretty standard.  Lots of friend time, boyfriend time, and football.  A couple highlights that you can only enjoy in San Francisco:

Chrissy field: Despite the week of intense rain we have been having, Mother Nature spared us a few hours on Saturday - the perfect opportunity for a lovely stroll through Chrissy Field.  Starting on Chestnut street, the beau and I grabbed a latte and went for a 4 mile walk to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge and back.  No matter how many times I've walked, ran, skipped along this path, it is always enjoyable and unique.  With views of Alcatraz,  the Presidio, and the Bay, it is truly beautiful.  Everything was magnified due to the rain that had cleansed all the smug and made the trees even brighter.

Protest / Rally:  A Saturday in San Francisco is never complete before you accidentally run into some kind of protest, march, rally, or festival.  So, in good fashion, on our way back from Chrissy Field, an anti-abortion rally was occurring with streets barricaded, chanting, and lots of signage.  After doing some research, the march occurred due to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Authentic Thai Cuisine:  One amazing part of San Francisco is the abundance and variety of awesome restaurants!  On Saturday night, I was on a mission to find the best Thai in San Francisco.  After reviewing many restaurants on Yelp and reaching out to trusted foodie friends, I found the gem.  The beau and I went cross-city from the Marina District to Inner Sunset to dine at Marnee Thai.   It was definitely worth it.  It's always fun to venture to a new district of SF because it feels like you are in a completely different city - each has a unique personality of it's own.

i <3 SF.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

And... we're off!

I am new to blogging - a novice, a virgin, an amateur, an apprentice one might say.  But I am confident I may become one of the best bloggers in history.  To be a high quality blogger, one must be intriguing, open, and an engaging writer.  I'm up for the challenge.

I live in San Francisco, a playpen for counter-cultures.  SF is never boring and ever-changing.  I moved here about 2.5 years ago and have loved every minute of it.  I plan to share my day to day occurrences, especially those elements that make San Francisco the best city on earth.