4.23.2008

san francisco treasures

well it's wednesday and i'm finally getting around to sharing my weekend adventures with you. i suppose two days isn't all that late, and hopefully you'll agree that it's well worth the wait.

{the majestic & awe-inspiring grace cathedral was our first stop on saturday morning. we got to listen to organ practice and take in the calming ambiance. we've walked the labrynth before so we didn't do it this time, but we did make a few nice purchases in their adorable gift shop.}


{we had lunch at a lovely french restaurant in the presidio, called la terrasse. it was sunny but windy, so we sat just on the border of their outdoor patio. everything we tried was great, but the very best part was the fantastic cheese plate ~ we loved every selection on it}


{we ventured over to sausalito & tiburon for the afternoon and then took a nice, but windy, ferry ride over to angel island. i've lived here for 5 years and this was my first time visiting the island. it was beautiful and fascinating ~ a lot of interesting history to be discovered throughout. i highly recommend taking the ferry over and spending a full day. you can even camp there over night, if you book far enough in advance.}


{and we had an incredible meal at san francisco's famous buddhist fine dining restaurant: greens. my parents have been vegetarians for over 30 years so they love getting the special treat of dining here. i do eat meat but i never miss it when i'm there. the food is exquisitely prepared and the unique flavor combinations annie creates are like nothing else. i've never had anything there i didn't love, and i bet you'll feel the same. plus the view is wonderful and everyone who works there is the nicest person you'll ever meet}

3 comments:

vineeta said...

You've had an absolutely wonderful time! And I loved the way you've grouped the pics- The veg restaurant looks brilliant. Im a vegetarian too & nothing beats food made and served with love :)

Relyn said...

I loved the peek into your enchanted weekend. Isn't it wonderful to have parents you enjoy being with? Mine are game for anything. I love that. Sounds like yours are too. Glad you all had such fun.

studio wellspring said...

vineeta ~ if you're ever in san francisco you MUST go to greens ~ it will knock your vegetarian socks off! the depth of flavors & complex ingredient combinations make the eating experience most excellent ~ the beautiful surroundings and amazingly kind & accommodating staff take the dining experience to a whole new level.

oh yes relyn you're so right ~ i count my wonderful relationship with my parents among my greatest blessings.