San Francisco, briefly.

Gimps like me need not apply to leave their hearts in San Fran. Those hills, guys! But that city by the sea does have its charms.

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And I would travel to the ends of the earth to buy this guy a steak. Porterhouse. And yes, he ate it all.

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Speaking of food. All the times I’ve been to SF and somehow never before had lunch at the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus. So beautiful! Order the Crab Louie and a glass of champagne.

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The bubbles will help prepare you for the sticker shock you’ll encounter after lunch. I know they say retail is dead but you aren’t going to have this experience on Amazon.

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“I come not to praise Jeff Bezos but to bury him…”

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I keep hearing that SF has become a sanctuary of the worst sort, but we just saw so much pretty. The upside, I suppose, of not being able to properly explore the city. The weather, never a strong selling point for San Fran, was exquisite that weekend. Flowers everywhere.

Formal, in the foyer of the St. Francis:

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Free form near Fisherman’s Wharf:

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Speaking of pretty, these two besties are still the best. But I am seriously thinking about a gofundme to get Taylor a second t-shirt for his wardrobe since he only appears to own one. What can I say; he is his father’s son…when you’re that handsome, maybe one shirt will suffice.

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Easton has branched out from finance to pottery and gifted us with these beauties:

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Somehow I failed to get a photo of Ming, but of course, here is Marlowe:

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We had a lovely dinner at Bouche with Taylor (I was so excited to see that he owns TWO collared shirts!)  and his friend, Megan. She is a reader par excellence and introduced us to one of our favorite books EVER, Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. It is a must-read!

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We closed out our weekend at Farallon, which, we learned, occupies a space just off Union Square that was once an Elks Lodge swimming pool!

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The coconut curry swordfish was amazing:

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Then it was time to head home, but we’ll be back soon – maybe T will let us take him shirt-shopping next time…

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About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to San Francisco, briefly.

  1. Jean Gutsche says:

    So nice to see and hear about the beautiful sights of the city. Easy to just read about the negatives these days!

  2. Julia says:

    Looks like some good food & great company! I’ve been looking for a new book, buying Billy the Kid on Amazon now!

  3. Katherine says:

    I’ll take both of those floral dresses please. Not going to a single appropriate place to wear them but I’ll wear them anyway.

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